The City of Rancho Cucamonga prepared a Circulation Master Plan for Bicyclists and Pedestrians. The plan complements local and regional planning efforts related to active transportation opportunities and guide strategic investments in infrastructure, programming, and education to promote community health and access to multi-modal transportation options, particularly in underserved areas of the City. Since the City’s incorporation in 1977, the population has grown 350 percent and features widespread residential, commercial, and industrial development. As a result of unprecedented population growth over the past 30 years, critical infrastructure in older neighborhoods were limited access to safe open space for exercise, types of available and reliable public transportation to get to work and community amenities, and many streets lacked curbs, sidewalks and bike lanes, making it unsafe for children to walk or bike to school. To assist with the implementation of the healthy community principles in the General Plan, the City applied for and received a grant from the California Endowment to improve health through active transportation planning. A portion of the grant was used to fund the development of the Circulation Master Plan for Bicyclists and Pedestrians.
Community input was gathered by surveys that helped the City understand the needs and desires of residents and community stakeholders. It helped to identify safer, more convenient routes to jobs, retail, schools, recreation areas, parks, tourist attractions, and other important destinations. The results are available for viewing below in Appendix B - Community Survey and Responses.
Information on existing Pedestrian, Bike and Equestrian Trails
Joint City Council and Planning Commission Workshop Powerpoint (April 1, 2015)