Rail Corridor Cross-Connect Implementation Plan

The Rail Corridor Cross-Connect Implementation Plan is studying 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 purpose is to create conceptual designs for “crossing” and “connector” projects which will then be brought forward as funding becomes available and future grants are applied for.

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 approx.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

Conceptual Design Open House - January 30, 2020

Building on our initial evaluations and community input, the project team has identified twenty (20) projects that can help improve access along the five-mile rail corridor. There are two ways to review the materials and provide your feedback:

In Person: Please join us for a Conceptual Design Open House to provide input on these design concepts on Thursday, January 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Encinitas Library Community Room.  Please spread the word to others who would like to participate. We hope to see you there!  
Open House Flyer – English     Open House Flyer – Spanish

Online: If you cannot attend the Open House in person, you can still review all materials and provide your feedback online. Please visit the link below by Sunday, February 23, 2020, to view our “Online Open House” and add your comments:

Online Open HouseVisit to provide your feedback!

You may also download all Open House materials below:

Project History

Initial Open House - May 20, 2019
Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas
Workshop Materials – English    Workshop Materials – Spanish

An Open House style Workshop was held at the Encinitas Library. Project staff and consultants were available to answer questions, and participants were able to provide feedback via an online survey and interactive exhibit boards.

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

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