Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Plan

When Caltrans updated its safety and sustainability goals, they set a target to triple bicycling by 2020.  To that end, they have been soliciting public input on projects to improve cycling access and safety on the thousands of miles of state highways and freeways they oversee.

Caltrans is accepting comments on the draft plan for the Bay Area (District 4) through December 22.  The webpage for accepting comments is an interactive map of the Bay Area; by zooming in and clicking on an area of interest, you can read more details about a specific project and add your own comments.  (The map can take a little while to figure out; if you’d just like a brief summary of the proposed projects here in Sonoma click here.)

The suggested Sonoma County projects include shoulder improvements on Highway 1; adding a Class I path on Highway 12 between Sonoma and the Springs; improved crossing of Highway 12 at the Laguna in Sebastopol; improving two crossings of Highway 101 in Windsor; ensuring cycling is included in any Highway 37 projects addressing sea-level rise; and improving intersections at multiple points long Highway 101.

More in-depth information about the projects and the process of creating the plan is available here.