District 8 runs along the Nevada and Arizona border, encompassing the Counties of San Bernardino and Riverside including the eastern urbanized extension of the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area, commonly known as the Inland Empire. The region is also comprised of various natural areas including Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve, with pockets of urban centers, like Victorville and Palm Springs, and a large number of tribal reservations.
District 8 works closely with local jurisdictions to enhance bicycle and pedestrian travel. Some of the District’s current projects and recent events include several projects on SR-66/5th Street in the City of San Bernardino that will address curb ramps, driveways, sidewalks, and bike lanes; a complete streets project on SR-18 that will include enhanced crosswalks, new sidewalks, pedestrian hybrid beacon, bike lanes, and LED lighting; and the Bike, Walk, and Roll event on SR-83/Euclid Avenue in the city of Ontario to engage the public on the potential alternatives of an upcoming project on the Main Street.
Caltrans District 8 Active Transportation Plan
Active transportation plays a critical role in California’s goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide additional transportation options. Walking and bicycling are also linked with increased health and economic opportunities and sustainable and equitable development.
Caltrans District 8 is developing an active transportation plan to identify bicycle and pedestrian improvements on and near the State Highway System (SHS). The SHS, which is generally owned and operated by Caltrans, is made up of urban freeways and rural highways. SHS facilities within the District are classified as State Routes (SR), Interstates (I), or (US) United States Routes. Local highways, such as SR-83 and freeways such as I-15, along with the on-ramps, off-ramps, overpasses, and underpasses make up Caltrans Right of Way. One of the goals of the District Active Transportation Plan is to improve conditions for all users within Caltrans Right of Way.
Your input is very important to the development of this plan. To capture your input Caltrans developed the Active Transportation Plan Survey. The survey gives you the ability to easily provide input about an area directly on a map within ¼ mile of the State Highway System.
Public input will play an important role in the outcome of the Plan. Your feedback will help us complete the picture and understand why certain connections, locations, and corridors are important to the community and the opportunities and challenges associated with them.
Su opinión es muy importante para el desarrollo de este plan. Cuéntenos dónde le gustaría ver mejoras de transporte para ciclistas y peatones.