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Where to report a bikeway maintenance need in Monterey County, or maintenance needs for California State Highways

Para informar una necesidad de mantenimiento de ciclovías en el condado de Monterey en español

For public roads or other public bikeways, report conditions needing attention, such as:

vegetation overgrowth, traffic signal not triggered by bicycles (no bike detection), potholes, debris on shoulders or bikeways, bikeways not clearly marked, damaged or missing bikeway signs, construction obstacles, and other conditions interfering with safe and efficient travel by bike.

For all California highways

California highway maintenance needs are addressed by the California Department of Transportation / Caltrans.

That includes roads such as Monterey County’s Canyon Del Rey Boulevard aka Hwy 218 / California State Route 218.

To report needs to Caltrans:

For needs within Monterey County 

Maintenance needs for all other Monterey County roads, local city streets, the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail’s Monterey County sections, and more are addressed by various local agencies. Regardless of the agency ultimately responsible for the maintenance, you may report the need to the Transportation Agency for Monterey County by using their online Bike Service Request Form or an alternate reporting method (also listed below). TAMC will then forward your report to the appropriate agency.

To report needs to TAMC:

No response after reporting a need?

City, county, and state staffers handle more than just bike service requests, of course. Occasionally it takes a follow-up report (“squeaky wheel gets the grease”) to move an item—such as sweeping debris out of the bike lanes—up their priority list.
If your report hasn’t been responded to after a reasonable length of time, perhaps try a reach-out on social media.

For example, bike commuters who pedal to a local church hadn’t received a response to their request for sweeping gravel that was left in the bike lane after resurfacing of Garden Road. Asking friends to make reports too may help get the attention of busy transportation and public works staff.

Photo above: Garden Road, City of Monterey, on May 28, 2018.

This post was published on 31 July 2017. One or more changes last made to this post on 17 June 2021.

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