Countywide Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan

The SCTA Countywide Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan was developed under the guidance of the Sonoma County Transportation Authority (SCTA). As a collaborative agency of the cities and County of Sonoma, SCTA works to maintain and improve the transportation system by prioritizing, coordinating, and maximizing funding for projects. We also provide comprehensive, countywide planning and this plan is one such planning initiative. The Countywide Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan process assists in defining priorities for bicycle and pedestrian improvements, identifying strategies for the implementation of associated projects and programs, and supporting countywide bicycle and pedestrian coordination. This plan places all jurisdictions in an improved position to qualify for, and leverage, funding.

Principal Goal

To develop and maintain a comprehensive countywide bicycle and pedestrian transportation system, which includes projects, programs, and policies that work together to provide safe and efficient transportation opportunities for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The 2014 Plan Update was funded and managed internally by SCTA staff and included coordination and input from every jurisdiction.  This Plan Update began with a discussion at the May 2013 Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.  SCTA staff has worked closely with all participants at the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee meetings, as well as with representatives from each jurisdiction.  The major Plan Updates include the following:

  1. 1. Census data (demographic data, journey to work, travel time to work, and bicycle and pedestrian mode share data)
  2. 2. Collision data
  3. 3. Project lists
  4. 4. Countywide map

There are also a few key areas where information has been added or enhanced, such as: bicycle and pedestrian count data, a section on the Countywide Safe Routes to School Program, and a focus on complete streets.  The Countywide Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Update was adopted in May 2014.