Let's Connect the County

Join the vision for investing in an equitable and sustainable public transportation system, including completing the Coastal Rail Trail, adding zero-emissions light rail, and making neighborhood streets safe for biking and walking.  

Explore the Rail Corridor

The Rail Corridor project adds to and connects our neighborhood multi-use trails and adds more sustainable transportation throughout the County.

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Inclusive Active Transportation

Complete the Rail Trail – 32 miles of protected trail for people of all ages and abilities to walk and roll. Complete the Coastal Rail Trail between Watsonville and Davenport as quickly as possible. Create a safe corridor for active transportation and play. Connect half of the county’s population, 88 parks, and 42 schools that are all within a mile of the rail corridor.

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Add Zero-Emissions Light Rail  Expand our public transportation system by adding passenger rail on our community-owned tracks between Watsonville and Santa Cruz. Zero-emissions rail will reduce pollution. Rail combined with rideshares, shuttles, and synchronized bus service will give us easy and reliable connections to the places we’re going. Better public transportation will help us travel and commute without needing to drive. Rail offers an alternative to Highway 1 congestion, so South County commuters can spend more time with family.

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Improve Safety and Walkability  –  walkable, bikeable neighborhoods encourage us to walk and roll, instead of drive. Neighborhoods with safe streets, bike lanes, and sidewalks create room for us to move freely. Safe neighborhoods encourage us to walk and roll to all our destinations, including protected trails and public transportation.

Explore the Benefits

The full transportation system will enable our community to get to work and to school, to shop and to exercise, to visit friends and family, and to enjoy the beauty of our coastal region.

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People

Workers, families, students, and visitors will have more freedom to pursue opportunities, better access to resources, and a higher quality of life.

Planet

An attractive alternative to car travel will help reduce air pollution and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Prosperity

Businesses and people will thrive with a more reliable, efficient transportation system that allows car-optional living and working.

People

Workers, families, students, and visitors will have more freedom to pursue opportunities, better access to resources, and a higher quality of life.

Planet

An attractive alternative to car travel will help reduce air pollution and reduce dependence on fossil fuels.

Prosperity

Businesses and people will thrive with a more reliable, efficient transportation system that allows car-free living and working.

Join the Movement for a Connected County

Endorse the Coast Connect Vision

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