Active Transportation Plan

What is the Ventura Active Transportation Plan?

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.

Ventura ATP Logo

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. 

Have questions? Get updates!

Sign up to receive updates including meeting notices, study findings, and future surveys. By signing up, you agree to receive communications from the Active Transportation Plan team. We will not use your information for any other purposes.

Asset 6Questions

Past Community Engagement Efforts

Temporary Demonstrations

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.

PXL_20221013_152050978 atp 4

Citywide Workshop

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, 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.

Survey Summary

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.

Chariot Ride

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!

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 the General Plan website.

There are also several active transportation planning projects underway at the county and state level, and in neighboring communities:

Screenshot 2021-07-24 180330 atp

City Council Update

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.

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.

Ventura ATP LogoAsset 7Wave_edited