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

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

Whether within or outside of Monterey County, California highway maintenance needs are addressed by the California Department of Transportation / Caltrans.

To report needs to Caltrans:

For needs within Monterey County 

For those who prefer it, there’s an app for that!—MC Connect. Thanks to Martin Wegenstein for reminding people about the availability of this app.

Maintenance needs for Monterey County roads, any 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. TAMC will then forward your report to the appropriate agency. (Would you prefer to contact local agencies directly? See “Bicycle infrastructure” in Bicycling Monterey’s directory of Monterey County’s biking resources for a few contacts, e.g., Monterey County Public Works.)

To report needs to TAMC:
Kindly note: City and county staffers can be very busy, and occasionally it takes a follow-up report (“squeaky wheel gets the grease”) to move an item—such as sweeping gravel out of the bike lanes on a recently resurfaced Garden Road in Monterey—up their priority list. If your email or call 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 debris from bike lanes—gravel left in the bike lane after work on that 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 5 August 2020.

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