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Amelia Conlen


Gino Garcia

Assistant Planner

 If you have any feedback or questions, we want to make sure they are heard and answered. 

Ariana Green

Sr. Transportation Planner

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Help us plan for safer streets

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Join us in planning safe routes to school in Greenfield, Gonzales, Soledad, and King City.   


The goal of the Safe Routes to Schools planning process is to improve safety for students biking and walking to 22 schools in the Salinas Valley and reduce traffic around those schools. It is vital that community members get involved in the process and share their concerns and ideas so the Plan can reflect community priorities. For ideas see the "Get Involved" section. 

Each city will have a Safe Routes to School Steering Committee. The Steering Committee will be made up of community representatives including students, parents, schools, advocacy groups, and residents. This group will meet throughout the Salinas Valley Safe Routes to School planning process and take an active leadership role in engaging the community and developing projects.  

The Plan will include a list of recommended street projects and safe routes to school programs to improve safety around each school. This will include things like new sidewalks and improved crosswalks, as well as new programs like safety education, walking school buses and school carpooling.  

 The community will have a chance to test out some new street designs as part of the planning process and say whether they want the changes to be made permanent. Stay tuned for information on installation dates and locations! 

The final plan is expected to be completed and adopted by the cities of Gonzales, Soledad, Greenfield and King City in early 2024.  

Project Timeline

 Safe Routes to School Plan - Salinas Valley 


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Spring 2022 Greenfield Schools parent Meetings and Walking Audits Fall 2022 Greenfield presentation of draft recommendations and temporary walk & bike installation.Gonzales, Soledad, and King City Schools parent meetings and school audits. Spring 2023: Gonzales, Soledad, and King City Schools presentation of draft recommendations and temporary walk and bike installations. Fall 2023: Gonzales, Soledad, and King City Schools temporary walk & bike installations. Spring 2024: Final plans completed

Our goal is to improve safety by getting feedback from the community. 

Have 5 minutes? Take a quick survey to tell us about any safety issues on your student’s trip to school and any safety improvements you would like to see in your neighborhood. Survey respondents will be entered to win a $25 gift card!   


Live in Gonzales, Soledad, or King City? 

Get Involved

Join us for a 'Parent Meeting' this fall to learn more about the planning process, share your concerns, and suggest ways to make walking and biking to school safer, easier, and more fun.  

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Want to do more? Join a Safe Routes to School Steering Committee and help decide which projects get funded in your community.  Click here to learn more!

  • Provide guidance to the planning team 

  • Help develop projects to be included in the Plan 

  • Implement a participatory budgeting process to decide a short-list of projects to build immediately following the adoption of the Plan. And YES there is already $$$ for these projects! 

  • Get feedback from the community 

  • Advocate for safe routes to school projects and programs after the Plan has been adopted. 


  Join the Steering Committee  

'School Walking Audits' will be held at each school below to identify any safety issues around the school. These observations will provide the basis for project recommendations at each school. 

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