Rail Corridor Cross-Connect Implementation Plan

The  Rail Corridor Cross-Connect Implementation Plan will study how to better connect Encinitas’ five communities across the railroad tracks that bifurcate the City’s coastal corridor. The project will focus on the rail corridor and adjacent parallel roads, spanning from the west side of Coast Highway 101 to the east side of Vulcan / San Elijo Avenues.

The Cross-Connect Implementation Plan will:

  • Build upon the recommendations of the recently completed Rail Corridor Vision Study (RCVS) and Active Transportation Plan (ATP)
  • Prioritize to 10 potential crossing projects and 10 potential “connector” projects
  • Develop conceptual plans for each project
  • Create an implementation strategy to secure funding and regulatory approvals

The “Cross Connect” project will provide the City of Encinitas with a detailed list of our community’s top priority crossing projects based on a variety of safety, cost, connectivity and use demand factors. It will also provide conceptual site plans of improvements and conceptual feasibility studies making the prioritized projects ready for capital grant funding, allowing the City to pursue necessary grant funds to leverage local funds. These efforts will build upon the approved Rail Corridor Vision Study (RCVS) and the Coastal Mobility and Livability Study (CMLS) into an implementation phase focused on improving safety by providing direct, safe and convenient crossings through the LOSSAN corridor. 

Project Survey

The project collected information via an online survey that ran from May 20th to June 30th, 2019.

Latest Materials & Open House

The project hosted an Open House meeting on Monday, May 20, at the Encinitas Library.  For those who could not attend, you may download and review all workshop materials here:

Project History

Rail Corridor Vision Study (RCVS) - Provide a long-term, comprehensive vision for the rail corridor based on input from both multijurisdictional agencies and members of the public to address connectivity and quality of life needs along the rail corridor in consideration of numerous ongoing projects in this area. Early action projects may be identified, such as a quiet zone.
RCVS Final Report     RCVS Final Report Appendix

Active Transportation Plan (ATP) – Updated the City’s existing plans for pedestrian and bicycle travel, including connections along and across the rail corridor.
ATP Final Report     Pedestrian Map     Bike Map

Cross-Connect Updates

Questions? Contact Geoffrey Plagemann, Associate Planner (760) 633-2703 or email