The Ventura Active Transportation Plan (ATP) 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.
Public Input Draft
The City of Ventura is in the final phase of the Active Transportation Plan (ATP).
The draft Active Transportation Plan (ATP) received public review and feedback from community members through Sunday, August 20, 2023. The input period is now closed. The team is working on consolidating all the feedback and prioritizing projects and programs before drafting a plan for adoption.
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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!
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.
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 the General Plan website.
There are also several active transportation planning projects underway at the county and state level, and in neighboring communities:
The 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.
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.
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.