Coalinga Active Transportation Plan
The Coalinga Active Transportation Plan (PDF) envisions a network that supports walking and bicycling for both transportation and recreation where residents of all ages and abilities can choose to walk or bike. The Plan identifies improvements for crossing and navigating busy roadways, improving connections between local neighborhoods, parks, schools, shopping, restaurants, employment, religious institutions, and other social activity centers.
The City of Coalinga has embraced a bold vision of the city as a community where bicycling and walking serve the transportation needs of residents and visitors. This Active Transportation Plan carries this vision forward, outlining a strategy to develop a safer, more comfortable walking and bicycling network, and foster a thriving active transportation culture through programs and events.
Bike & Pedestrian Networks
The bicycle and pedestrian networks are complemented by programs designed to educate and encourage all residents about walking, bicycling, and sharing the road safely, as well as enforcing good behavior for all road users. Evaluation programs will keep implementation on track by documenting progress towards this Plan’s goals. With this ambitious vision before them, the City will continue to cultivate a network of partners in the community dedicated to advancing bicycling and walking. Citizen groups, private developers, funding agencies, and more must come together to transform Coalinga and create a legacy of active, healthy transportation options for generations to come. This Plan reinforces the City’s General Plan.
Specifically the Plan helps the City of Coalinga realize three goals, as follows:
- A balanced, safe and efficient circulation system that includes cars, public transportation, bicycles and pedestrians while accommodating future growth, maintaining acceptable Levels of Service.
- A network of multi-use recreational trails along Los Gatos and Warthan Creeks with inner City and regional connections for use by local residents and visitors.
- Create a system of pedestrian and bicycle routes and transit related facilities that provide an efficient alternative to automobile transportation. This Active Transportation Plan is the first step to making these goals a reality.