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A group of a bicyclist in on Highway 1 along the coast in Big Sur.

District 5

District 5 stretches along California’s central coast and encompasses the Counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito, and Santa Cruz. District 5 includes larger urbanized communities and is also home to many coastal and rural communities where the state highway system serves as "main street".  The region includes agricultural and natural areas, including the rugged coastline of Big Sur, the salad bowl of Salinas Valley, vineyards and grazing lands.



D5 Active Transportation Plan Under Development

Sep 10, 2019 at 4:00pm

The Caltrans District 5 Active Transportation Plan will focus prioritizing bicycle and pedestrian needs on, across, and parallel to, the State Highway System throughout the California Central Coast.  This includes 29 routes totaling over 1000 miles through the District.

Public Outreach blends in-person events and technology

Sep 10, 2019 at 4:00pm

The engagement strategy for the Active Transportation Plan is heavily focused on reaching our regionally-defined disadvantaged communities. Many of the in-person outreach events were in targeted disadvantaged communities throughout the District.

Online public survey coming soon

Jun 19, 2020 at 5:00pm

District 5 will be collecting input from the public through an on-line map based survey.  

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The District 5 Partner Team includes representatives from regional and local agencies, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, coastal representatives and bicycle advocacy groups. Through a series of meetings and workshops, the Partner Team provides input and guidance on bicycle and pedestrian needs and opportunities throughout the District to guide the development of the D5 Active Transportation Plan. The Team furthers to the goal of strengthening partnerships between agencies, communities, advocacy organizations and community groups.

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Terri Persons
Caltrans District 5
Branch Chief, Regional Planning