About the Project

What is the scope of the project?

The goal of this project is to develop a trail corridor plan for a 1/2-mile segment of the 24-mile Bob Jones City-to-Sea Trail between the Octagon Barn Complex in San Luis Obispo County and the City of San Luis Obispo’s Los Osos Valley Road. This plan is expected to identify and recommend a specific multi-use trail alignment based on site analysis and public input gathered through various outreach efforts. Utilizing an extensive public outreach planning process, the effort seeks to identify a community supported preferred route plan and report (Trail Plan) that completes the planning for this regional non-motorized transportation system. Final design and construction will be part of future phases to follow the planning effort.

What is the impetus for this project?

The completion of the Bob Jones City to Sea Trail has been identified as a major goal for the City of San Luis Obispo in addition to being designated in City’s transportation plans and various County planning documents. The Bob Jones Trail will serve as a portion of the State’s Coastal Trail as well as providing a trail connecting the City of San Luis Obispo to the community of Avila Beach and the City of Pismo Beach. Route planning has been approved or is currently in process for all sections of the trail with the exception of the Octagon Barn to LOVR section, which is the focus of this planning effort.

How long will the process take?

The project will take about eight months (completing by the end of May 2013) to allow ample time for public involvement in preparation of the Trail Plan.

How is the project being paid for?

The Project is funded by a California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Community-Based Transportation Planning (CBTP) grant.

How can people get involved?

There will be a number of ways for the public to participate throughout preparation of the Trail Plan. This website will be updated regularly and will serve as a notice board and clearinghouse for information related to the Trail Plan. Through this website, people can participate in an online survey, learn of upcoming and past public meetings, and review all relevant documents and presentations about the Trail Plan. The City will also be working closely with local news media and community groups to get information to residents.

The City will hold two Public Workshops, which will give people a chance to work with City planners and our consultant team in the development of the Trail Plan.

The City will also hold three Stakeholder Group meetings, which will include time for public comment.

The City’s goal is to engage as many residents, business owners, and stakeholders as possible to ensure that the Trail Plan reflects the vision of the entire community.

Who should I contact with questions or comments?

For more information, contact:

Bryan Wheeler
Engineer - Transportation Division
City of San Luis Obispo Public Works
(805) 781-7178
bwheeler@slocity.org