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Salinas Valley Active Transportation—Safe Routes to School and elsewhere

Update: Torstein Rehn, April 5, 2023, KSBW, “Gonzales to create [a pilot project, scheduled for April 7 – June 30, 2023 —see purple box below] bike routes, increase crosswalk visibility for school kids.”

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The information below was previously published 17 September 2022, with some subsequent updates.

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Update: Ryan Cronk, December 17, 2022, King City Rustler, “Monterey County road projects receive nearly $45M in funds.”

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The post below, “Salinas Valley Safe Routes to School temporary bike/walk installations, including Greenfield (details in Triqui, Spanish, English) and other cities,” was previously published 17 September 2022.

This post is dedicated in memory of Jacob Villanueva of our neighboring Santa Clara County. Please scroll down to learn more.

In addition to the 12th Street, Greenfield temporary installation in fall 2022—described in the Triqui, Spanish, and English video messsages below—other Safe Routes to School efforts planned for the Salinas Valley include temporary installations for Gonzales, King City, and Soledad.

For more information:

Toward the goal of Safe Routes to School in Greenfield, a temporary biking and walking installation of curb extensions and a median island is planned for 12th Street from September 16 – October 14, 2022. Among those who will benefit from this project are children and adults using active transportation (i.e., walking, biking, skating, scooting) when traveling to and from Arroyo Seco Academy (1226 Apple Avenue), Oak Avenue Elementary (1239 Oak Avenue), and Vista Verde Middle School (1199 Elm Avenue). People who drive, please note that there will be no motor vehicle parking in the four spaces closest to the intersection of 12th and Oak and 12th and Apple while this temporary installation is in place.

A survey for community input will be available along the route, as well as online. See “provide feedback” at, where additional surveys are also available. Questions? Contact Ariana Green at Transportation Agency for Monterey County (TAMC).
Related info on this site:

This post is dedicated in memory of Jacob Villanueva, age eight, a student at Castlemont Elementary School in Campbell, California. Jacob was killed on September 16, 2022, when a woman driving a 2022 Mercedes Crossover struck him, and his nanny, in a marked crosswalk near his school.

The information above was previously published 17 September 2022, with some subsequent updates.

This post was published on 6 April 2023.

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