Project Summary

The Solano County, CA Active Transportation Plan aims to improve conditions throughout the county so people of all ages and abilities can feel comfortable walking and bicycling. The plan proposes adding 23 miles of bikeways to enhance the regional trail network and an additional 57 miles to complete the backbone network. 77% of these bikeways are suitable for all ages and abilities.

The highlight of this data-driven plan is a connected Network Framework that we designed after assessing transit and recreation opportunities. It links residential areas with key destinations and will be suitable for any age or skill level. Five key projects were also prioritized for each of the eight local jurisdictions in the area, after taking into account safety, traffic stress, and public input. Together, these suggested connections have the highest propensity to generate bicycle and pedestrian trips across the county.

We used the AASHTO Bikeway Selection chart to evaluate trade-offs such as lane reconfigurations, parking removal, transit, or truck routes in order to select the appropriate bikeway facility.

This high-impact plan is a combination of the Countywide Bicycle Plan, Countywide Pedestrian Plan, Safe Routes to School, and Safe Routes to Transit Plans. Ultimately, it will improve walking and bicycling access and conditions for thousands of residents and visitors.

Read the draft plan here.

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