MAP Encinitas Background

The City’s Active Transportation Plan (ATP) was adopted in 2018 and established a network of biking and walking facilities throughout the City. It identified needed routes, gap closures, safety considerations, and facility options. An implementation plan, which involves prioritizing the projects and identifying funding opportunities, was not part of the original ATP due to funding limitations.

In 2020, the City successfully applied for and received funding for this next phase – the development of an implementation plan – through the Caltrans Sustainable Communities Grant. The creation of an implementation plan is the purpose of the Modal Alternatives Project (MAP Encinitas).

When complete, MAP Encinitas will provide the City with a prioritized list of bike and pedestrian projects that reflects the community’s desires and values. The project will also develop conceptual plans and fact sheets for 35 of the highest priority projects, so that the City is well-positioned to apply for grant funding.

Community Outreach

Workshop #2 - May 23, 2022
The second workshop for MAP Encinitas was held virtually on May 23, 2022 and approximately 38 community members attended. The workshop went over prioritization criteria created by the consultant and City team, which has been applied to bicycle and pedestrian projects in the ATP. The project team received community input regarding the prioritization for each of the five communities and citywide projects. Below are links to the presentation. 

Slideshow Presentation
Video Recording

Workshop #1 - November 3, 2021
The first community workshop for MAP Encinitas was held on November 3, 2021. This workshop provided an opportunity for community members to learn about MAP Encinitas and provide important feedback to prioritize planned bicycle and pedestrian projects. Below are links to the workshop slideshow presentation and video recording.

Slideshow Presentation
Video Recording

Project Schedule & Opportunities for Involvement

The expected timeline is below and is subject to change based on project needs and external factors.

  • Summer 2021: Community Survey
  • Fall 2021: Public Workshop
  • Winter 2021/2022: Public Workshop
  • Spring/Summer 2022: Draft Implementation Plan
  • Fall 2022: Final Implementation Plan

To sign up to receive information on the project as it is released, go to this link, enter your e-mail address, and check the “Modal Alternatives Project” box:

Public Meetings

Staff presented the draft MAP Encinitas plan to the Mobility and Traffic Safety Commission on November 14, 2022. Meeting agendas and webcasts can be found here

Additional Resources

County of San Diego Active Transportation Plan

The County of San Diego completed an update to the Bicycle Transportation Plan, Pedestrian Area Plans through the creation of an Active Transportation Plan (ATP), approved by the Board of Supervisors in October 2018. The ATP supports efforts to promote active transportation options through pedestrian and bicycle improvements in the unincorporated county.

State of California’s Toward an Active California State Bicycle + Pedestrian Plan

Caltrans published the state’s bicycle and pedestrian plan in 2017. The plan aims to achieve the following goals: safety, mobility, preservation, and equity. The statewide plan calls for the development of District-Level Active Transportation Plans to identify bicycle and pedestrian asset needs on, across, or parallel to the State Highway System (SHS), with a focus on “closing gaps and building complete, comfortable networks that consider the context” (Chapter 5, M1.1). 

iCommute SANDAG

iCommute encourages use of transportation alternatives to help reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions. Commuters and employers can find resources at iCommute.

San Diego Bicycle Coalition

The San Diego Bicycle Coalition promotes bicycling as a form of transportation and recreation.

Encinitas Bike + Walk

EncinitasBikeWalk works to enhance the walking and biking environment throughout Encinitas. Our vision is for walking and biking to serve as a safe, convenient, healthy, and FUN mode of transportation in Encinitas.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center

PBIC is a national leader in pedestrian and bicycle research and resources.

National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)

NACTO’s mission is to build cities as places for people, with safe, sustainable, accessible, and equitable transportation choices that support a strong economy and vibrant quality of life.