We are building a safer, greener, easier way to access the parklands and vistas of the Highway 1 corridor--Carmel to Big Sur.

ParkIT! is a community-based phased approach to improve public safety and protect natural resources while optimizing access and visitor experience to Highway 1 parklands, Carmel to Big Sur.
THE COMPLETE SOLUTION IS A REGIONAL MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM.

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The community identified a need

The following are only a small sampling of testimonials by residents from our local communities that demonstrate the tremendous need to build a safer, greener, easier way to access destination locations along Highway 1.

Dangerous Conditions Along the Highway 1 Corridor

This video demonstrates the dangerous and unsustainable conditions of the Highway 1 corridor within Monterey County, CA. A grassroots effort with wide support has evolved the only solution, ParkIT!

ParkIT! is a community-based phased approach to improve public safety and protect natural resources while optimizing access and visitor experience to Highway 1 parklands, Carmel to Big Sur.

Local Government and Authorities Agree

The following are a few quotes derived from local planning documents and reports that are  in support of the ParkIT! solution.

Caltrans Big Sur Highway 1 Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Plan (2020)

“Big Sur is experiencing a travel boom from international and other markets that experts predict will take 20 years to peak.” 

Carmel Area State Parks General Plan (2021)

“Public input during General Plan preparation identified important priorities, including circulation, parking, and access improvements that reduce reliance on personal autos for park access and thus decrease traffic congestion on SR 1;”

Carmel Area State Parks General Plan (2021)

“When parking is removed from an area causing resource impacts, provide transportation enhancements that offer sustainable visitor accessibility opportunities and better distribute visitor use, with options that may include relocated parking, internal transit or park shuttle service, and/or alternative conveyance means.”

Caltrans Big Sur Highway 1  Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Plan (2020)

“For these high demand areas, partnerships are needed to develop mutually beneficial strategies. The Parkit! community-based approach has started the conversation for Point Lobos SNR and other area parklands.

Caltrans Big Sur Highway 1 Sustainable Transportation Demand Management Plan (2020)

The opportunity to relocate roadside parking to off-highway locations and provide improved recreation access should be considered for other areas along the corridor.”

Big Sur Sustainable Tourism Destination Stewardship Plan (2020)

“As ParkIT! moves forward, it also provides an opportunity to utilize an existing space at Crossroads Shopping Center for a Big Sur Information Kiosk that is easily accessible to visitors and provides access to parking as well as to shuttle services. Offering sales of a “Go Green” Day Pass could also provide a potential source of funding for the Information Kiosk.”

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