Project Phases and Elements
The following are descriptions of the envisioned project phases and elements. Phase I is now underway.
PHASE I - Create SAFER, off-highway solutions for parking
Develop distributed parking at Marathon Flats near the Crossroads Shopping Center and at the Rancho Cañada unit of Palo Corona Regional Park.
Designate these parking areas for visitors using ParkIT! Shuttles to allow easy access to public parklands.
Make permanent the pilot ordinance for no-parking on the east side of Highway 1 near Point Lobos. COMPLETE!
Remove parking on the west side of Highway 1 near Point Lobos, once alternative parking at the Reserve or at Point Lobos Ranch becomes available.
PHASE I - Create GREENER, accessible solutions for transportation
Develop a shuttle service as alternative transportation between these distributed parking locations and key destinations.
The initial shuttle stops will be at Rancho Cañada unit of Palo Corona Regional Park, San Jose Creek Trail, and Point Lobos State Natural Reserve with hopes to expand services southward.
PHASE I - Create EASIER PARKLANDS ACCESS
Improve equitable access by implementing incentive programs to ensure that everyone, no matter their circumstances, can access parklands.
Spread out the crowds of visitors through targeted public outreach and a day-use reservation system.
Promote weekday visits and under-utilized or newly opened parklands--reducing the numbers on weekends and holidays and boost weekday visits.