City Council Adopted the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update 2018 on March 12, 2019.
Thank you for sharing your vision to help create a more bicycle and pedestrian friendly City. With your input, together we were able to review and prioritize plans for additional bike-ways, walkways, trails and pedestrian enhancements in our City.
The Plan Update 2018 is a critical tool in building a citywide transportation network which addresses both bicycle and pedestrian needs. The Plan focuses on connecting gaps in the network, creating a comfortable bicycle and pedestrian experience for commuters, school age children and for recreation purposes. The goal of the Master Plan is to encourage more residents to bike and walk in Santa Rosa.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan History
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plans (BPMP) are guiding policy documents that establish local priorities for bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Santa Rosa developed its first bikeway plan in 1972. Since that time the City has updated the bicycle plan in 1994, 2001, 2010 and in 2018. Before the 2001 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, Santa Rosa simply had a bicycle plan. In the 2001 BPMP, the discussion of the pedestrian mode was limited to pedestrian’s use of multi-use pathways. The 2010 BPMP included more of a pedestrian component comprised of a list of sixteen (16) priority sidewalk infill projects. The 2010 BPMP also added 34 bikeway miles to the City network. The 2018 BPMP proposes to add an additional 129 bikeway miles, with 38.9 miles dedicated as Class I Shared Use Path. For Pedestrians, the 2018 BPMP includes 21.2 miles of proposed sidewalks as well as new or improved crossings.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board
The City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board Opens a New Window. provides guidance in the preparation of the City's Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan by identifying pedestrian and bicycle projects and advising on the priority of those projects. The Board consists of nine members with four-year terms. Seven of the members are appointed by individual City Council members, and two are appointed At-Large by the full City Council to represent the Disabled Community and the Senior Community.
The City of Santa Rosa is designated a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists! Making bicycling safe and convenient is key to improving public health, reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality and improving quality of life.
The City of Santa Rosa does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admissions or access to, or treatment of or employment in, its programs or activities. Requests for alternate formats may be made by contacting Nancy Adams at 707-543-3910.