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877 Cedar St. #201, Santa Cruz, California 95060

Join us in planning a safer way to school.

Tell us about hazards, crashes, near misses or safe places that you’ve experienced while walking or bicycling in Salinas. 

Follow the instructions in the Street Story map below to share your input. 

Have an idea for a new project you would like to see, such as a sidewalk, new bike lane, or lighting? Select the location in Street Story, click “hazard”, and leave your idea in the comment box.

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The Safe Routes to Schools planning process is a partnership between the Transportation Agency for Monterey County, City of Salinas, Monterey County Health Department, Ecology Action, and the Salinas City, Salinas Union, Alisal, and Santa Rita School Districts. The goal of the project is to improve safety for students biking and walking to 44 schools in Salinas. Community input is the foundation of the planning process and will be sourced from four community meetings as well as walking audits held at each school.

Following the public input phase in 2020, the planning team will create a list of recommendations to improve safety around each school. This will include infrastructure recommendations such as new sidewalks, improved crosswalks, and signage, as well as program recommendations such as bike and pedestrian safety education, crossing guards, drop-off zone management, and school carpooling. The draft list of recommendations will be shared with the school community in spring of 2021, and the community will have the opportunity to give input on the project list.

In spring of 2021, the planning team will also host several pop-up infrastructure demonstrations in Salinas. Pop-ups are temporary installations of traffic safety improvements such as new crosswalks, traffic calming measures and protected bike lanes. This is an opportunity for the community to try out new infrastructure and give input on whether they would like to see the project installed permanently. Stay tuned for information on pop-up dates and locations.

The final plan is expected to be completed in early 2022.

The Project

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Take our 5-minute survey to be entered to win a $25 gift card to local businesses! Your input will be used to guide future traffic safety improvements around 44 Salinas schools.

Virtual parent meetings are being scheduled now for Salinas City and Santa Rita School District schools. Check back for updates on meeting dates and times or fill out the form at the top of the page to be notified when parent meetings are scheduled.

This project is funded through a Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant as well as  Measure X :

in partnership with:

Amelia Conlen




Gino Garcia

Assistant Planner

We want to ensure that your voice is heard.

We'd love to hear from you.

Ariana Green

Senior Transportation Planner

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