Bike Santa Cruz County promotes bicycling through advocacy, education and community building.
We’re an all-volunteer group that supports alternatives to automobile dependency, including making our streets safe for bicycling and walking; incentives for commuters to use modes besides solo driving; and reinvigorating our public transit system. We oppose projects that prioritize auto dependency, including widening Highway 1 and building a new parking structure in Downtown Santa Cruz. We support use of the rail corridor for some kind of transit alongside a bike-pedestrian trail.
Ecology Action is a nonprofit environmental consultancy that helps people create positive change for the community, the economy, and the environment.
The mission of the Santa Cruz County Friends of the Rail Trail (FORT) is to promote, support, and enable the development of a rail with trail transportation system in Santa Cruz County. FORT’s current focus is to support the construction of the 32-mile Rail Trail from Watsonville to Davenport.Click here for map of the rail corridor. To this end, FORT is garnering wide-spread community support for the Rail Trail through public education, outreach, advocacy and fundraising.
We are motivated by the prospect of a scenic, safe, and functional 32-mile bicycle and pedestrian path winding from Davenport to Watsonville. Our Greenway will save mature trees and existing foliage and include innovative native landscaping along a state-of-the-art active transportation route. Greenway users will enjoy healthy exercise, fresh air, and open spaces as they travel safely from neighborhood to neighborhood.
The Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) is responsible for delivering a full range of safe, convenient, reliable, and efficient transportation choices for the community. With a focus on long-term sustainability, the RTC plans, funds, and implements transportation projects and services.
The mission of the Sierra Club is “To explore, enjoy and protect the planet. To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives.”