Resources and Information

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We have gathered a variety of resources and information. We hope this information will be useful to you. (Web site links are in blue).

Designing for Pedestrians

The links below connect you to information on Best Practice designs for pedestrian infrastructure.

Pedestrian Facts for Santa Cruz

These links connect you to information about the state of the pedestrian infrastructure in Santa Cruz.

Things you can do

Here are some links that may help you to make walking easier in Santa Cruz.

    • Report a pedestrian hazard. This link takes you to the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission bicycle and pedestrian hazard report form. You can report any bicycle or pedestrian hazard you see in the County or any of our Cities. The Commission staff will direct your report to the appropriate local officials. Wheelchair hazards ARE pedestrian issues. It is important to report all hazards. Local officials often are not aware of a problem until it is reported.

Other pedestrian organizations

The following links will take you to web sites for pedestrian organizations in California, the U.S., and around the World. You can see what other groups are doing to make walking easier.

    • America WalksAmerica Walks is a national resource which fosters walkable communities by engaging, educating, and connecting walking advocates.
    • California WALKS – Our statewide walking organization. California WALKS is a statewide organization of affiliated nonprofit and volunteer groups dedicated to creating healthy, safe, and walkable communities.
    • Every Body Walk! – Every Body Walk! is an online educational campaign aimed at getting Americans up and moving.

Government Contacts

Here are contacts for local various government agencies. Contact them if you have pedestrian suggestions, concerns, questions, or information.

Local Government:

  • Santa Cruz Traffic Engineering Department
    Christopher J. Schneiter, Staff Contact
    Assistant Director of Public Works/City Engineer
    809 Center Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Phone 420-5422
  • Santa Cruz City Council
    809 Center St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays
    Info and agendas
  • Santa Cruz City Transportation and Public Works CommissionMeets third Monday of the month, every other month at 7 pm in City Council Chambers
    Info and current agenda
  • Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
    1523 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
    Phone 831/460-3200
    Fax 831/460-3215
    Web Site:

State Government:

    • CalTrans District Office
      California Department of Transportation, District 5
      50 Higuera Street
      San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-5415
      831-423-0396 (Santa Cruz area)
      831-372-0862 (Monterey Peninsula area)
      831-753-0187 (Salina area)
      District 5 website