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Sebastopol Awarded Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant

September 7, 2023, City News

The City of Sebastopol has been awarded the Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant award by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Division of Transportation Planning for the Sebastopol Main Street State Highways Subregional Planning and Core Redesign project.

Project Description: A preferred plan for the downtown segments of State Route (SR) 116 and SR 12 will address multimodal transportation, safety, sustainability, accessibility, and economic development, while supporting the City’s land use and housing goals. Sebastopol is one of the few incorporated cities in California where two State Highways intersect and serve as the downtown’s two primary routes of travel. The high volume of regional traffic has negatively impacted the vitality of local businesses and the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists traversing the downtown area. The plan will engage disadvantaged residents to effectively address community-identified needs and inequities to develop a regional strategy for State, County and other local roadways to address capacity and freight movement to support the downtown corridor plan.

Award Letter