Welcome to MendoPedestrian.org!
This is the website for the Mendocino County Pedestrian Needs Assessment and Engineered Feasibility Study. Although it’s a mouthful, this project has a simple goal: to improve sidewalks, paths, and safe crossings in Mendocino County so it’s easier to walk where you need to!
This project will evaluate the needs, priorities, and feasibility of improving pedestrian facilities in the region, and provide options and recommendations leading to the eventual construction of new and infill pedestrian facilities. The public will be engaged through surveys, workshops, and through this website during 2018 to allow the Pedestrian Needs Study to be finalized by June 2019.
Our consultant team, led by Trail People – including GHD Engineers and the Local Government Commission – is reviewing pedestrian improvements contained in prior studies and plans for Mendocino County communities; checking in with local and county agencies about current plans and priorities; and inventorying existing destinations, sidewalks, transit stops and crosswalks. In addition to this information, our team will respond to community and agency input to develop a prioritized list of pedestrian improvement projects for each part of the County. Cost estimates will be developed for priority projects, giving local governments the information needed to apply for design and construction funding.
The Mendo Pedestrian project is funded by Caltrans through the Rural Planning Assistance and Sustainable Communities Transportation Planning Grant funds. Mendocino Council of Governments (MCOG) is administering the project and providing matching funds. The project is conducted in coordination with the Cities of Fort Bragg, Point Arena, Ukiah, and Willits, and the County of Mendocino.