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We want to hear from you on how we can help shape Ventura into a safer place for walking, biking, rolling, and taking transit!
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What is the Ventura Active Transportation Plan?
The Ventura Active Transportation Plan creates a roadmap for priority projects and programs that will support our community by making walking, bicycling, and taking transit great choices for all people living, working, and visiting Ventura.
The Plan is rooted in broad community support and called for active participation from the public, community stakeholders, partner agencies, elected officials, and City staff. In support of this effort, we worked hard to connect with our low-income and minority households, homebound seniors, youth, young parents, and people who are familiar with what it's like to walk and bike in Ventura.
More information coming soon!
Draft Plan Development
Final Plan Adoption
Draft Plan for Public Review
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Past Community Engagement Efforts
In October 2022, the City of Ventura tested new street design options to explore potential improvements that make walking and biking safer.
Temporary demonstrations gauge how potential treatments affect people walking, bicycling, rolling, and driving. Data collected from the demonstration will help in future street design treatments.
We hosted a virtual citywide workshop on Thursday, February 17, 2022 to discuss the project goals to help prioritize how the City should invest in walking and biking. Thank you for sharing how you feel about walking, biking, and rolling!
Missed it? View the workshop recording on YouTube below, and sign up to receive regular project updates!
Community Survey, Focus Group, and Pop-up Summary
In Fall 2021, we completed our first phase of community engagement with an online survey and interactive map, focus groups, and pop-up events. View a summary of each below.
We asked people to share their experience and vision for walking, biking, and accessing transit through an online survey.
Focus Group and Pop-up Summary
We conducted focus groups and hosted pop-up events in the community to supplement the survey findings. We specifically invited people with different cultural, racial, and other demographic identities to better understand their lived experiences related to walking and bicycling in Ventura.
In October 2021, we partnered with Bike Ventura to host two community bike rides on the Westside. Mayor Sofia Rubalcava joined approximately 30 participants to talk with more than 70 residents about the project and hear about their vision for active transportation in Ventura. Check out the video!
Project Document Library
Planning and project documents completed to date are available below, and will be updated as more documents are published.
ATP Goals, Objectives, and Performance Measures - coming soon
Community Engagement Summary - coming soon
Prioritization Process - coming soon
Draft Pedestrian and Bicycle Networks - coming soon
Coordination with Related Projects
In addition to the Ventura Active Transportation Plan, the City is also updating its General Plan and Local Coastal Plan, and developing a new Climate Action and Resilience Plan. To learn more about these ongoing efforts, please visit their website.
There are also several active transportation planning projects underway at the county and state level, and in neighboring communities:
Ventura County Active Transportation Plan
Oxnard Sustainable Transportation Plan
Saticoy Active Transportation Plan
City Council Update
he Active Transportation Plan Team presented an update to Ventura City Council on Monday, October 24, 2022. We provided highlights from public engagement events, and updates on recent work related to Safe Routes to School, Complete Streets, and project prioritization. The presentation included Q+A, public comment, and discussion.
General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) Meeting
On Tuesday, July 19, 2022, the General Plan Advisory Committee received an update on the Active Transportation Plan. We described and received comments on the project elements completed to date. We also shared ATP goals, objectives, and policy recommendations that are relevant to the General Plan Update. The presentation included Q+A and discussion, as well as a public comment period.
General Plan Educational Forum on Transportation
On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, the General Plan Team hosted a virtual informational session on mobility and transportation. The presentation covered existing mobility conditions, emerging mobility trends, and ways that the General Plan and ATP can address them. The presentation was followed by a Q+A and discussion.