Getting around Encinitas is made easier by utilizing alternatives such as public transportation, carpooling, biking, and walking. These alternatives are enjoyable and can help to improve your health and the environment.

Visit the Climate Dashboard to see how Encinitas is protecting the environment and taking action on climate change.

For a comprehensive list of active City projects and projects completed in the current fiscal year, visit the Projects page.

Coastal Mobility and Livability Study

The Coastal Mobility and Livability Study (CMLS) links together three separate mobility studies to provide a long-term vision for potential projects within and adjacent to the rail corridor:

  • Rail Corridor Vision Study (RCVS) - Provides 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.
  • Coastal Business Districts Parking Study - Identifies and makes recommendations for policies addressing parking and mobility needs in the coastal business districts for potential future implementation.
  • Active Transportation Plan (ATP) - Consolidates the City’s active transportation planning efforts including the previous Bikeway Master Plan, the “Let’s Move, Encinitas Pedestrian and Safe Routes to School Plan”, and the Trails Master Plan. The intent is to better address not only local travel needs, but crosstown and regional bicycle and pedestrian travel as well. This resulting document is intended to be responsive to the General Plan changes and to bring this document into conformance with the latest Climate Action Plan, complete streets policies, and other local goals and objectives.

North Coast Highway 101 Streetscape Project

As one of the City Council’s high priority projects, in early 2008 the City initiated a streetscape project to enhance the North Coast Highway 101 corridor. Community input has been utilized to create a concept plan for beautification, landscape, pedestrian, circulation, traffic management, and parking improvements for an approximately 2.5-mile stretch of North Coast Highway 101 (A Street to La Costa Avenue). 

Public Transportation Options

North County Transit District (NCTD) and Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) offer bus services (Breeze), rail transit (Coaster, Sprinter, Trolley), as well as carpool and ride sharing (FLEX, LIFT) options.

Visit SANDAG's iCommute website to search for alternatives to driving alone. Share a ride with a friend or coworker by meeting at a Park & Ride lot. If you own an electric vehicle, locate a nearby electric charging station.

North Coast Corridor Program

Thanks to funding from TransNet and a partnering between the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), and North County Transit District (NCTD), numerous highway, bus, and rail projects, as well as bike and pedestrian projects, local street repairs, habitat conservation efforts, and grant programs have been completed or are underway.

TransNet is the voter-approved half-cent sales tax for San Diego region transportation projects.  It is administered by the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG).  TransNet funds have been leveraged from federal, state, and local funding sources to deliver highway, transit, and local road improvement projects throughout the San Diego region.
The North Coast Corridor Program (NCC) is included in TransNet.  The NCC Program will add express lanes on I-5, upgrade the coastal rail and transit system, enhance the corridor's six lagoons, and improve coastal access through the addition of 23 miles of bicycle and pedestrian paths.