Master Plans

Active transportation modes like walking, bicycling and rolling are associated with many positive benefits, including public health, economic benefits and equitable development. In addition, they also play an important role in meeting California’s goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle miles traveled. In order to achieve these goals and improve the safety and comfort of walking and biking for all users, local and regional plans have been developed across the state. This includes stand-alone pedestrian plans, combined pedestrian-bicycle plans, and active transportation plans.

In this section you will find an inventory of Master Plans in California (including Pedestrian Master Plans, Bicycle Master Plans, and Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plans, and Active Transportation Plans) organized by county jurisdictions and individual cities. You will also find an inventory of Complete Streets policies found throughout the state. The California Complete Streets Act of 2008 requires all cities and counties to modify their circulation element to plan for a “balanced, multimodal transportation network that meets the needs of all users of [the] streets.”

Please note that this section is continuously being updated and does not reflect a complete listing. Do you know of a master plan or complete streets policy we can add to the list? Please let us know at safetrec@berkeley.edu.

Any omission of plans from this list does not constitute evidence that a jurisdiction has not completed such a plan. For the most up to date information on these plans, please consult your local transportation agency or the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).