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What is Active Transportation?

Active transportation refers to human-powered transportation, such as walking, cycling, using a wheelchair, in-line skating, skateboarding, etc.
These activities have many important health, economic, environmental, and social benefits:

  • Helping families get to schools, parks, work, shopping, restaurants, and bus stops
  • Improving health and reducing the incidence of disease and obesity
  • Reducing air pollution
  • Saving money on gas and car maintenance

However, many neighborhoods were developed without good trails, sidewalks, and bike lanes that make walking and biking safe and comfortable for everyone.

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What is an Active Transportation Plan?

The Active Transportation Plan (ATP) is a comprehensive guide that creates a vision for a network of trails, bike lanes, sidewalks, and other elements to support safe walking and bicycling.

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Fresno County Regional Active Transportation Plan

The Fresno Regional ATP is an important document that will help each jurisdiction in the County identify needed bicycle and pedestrian projects and help the agencies qualify for new funds to implement the projects.  It is important that the Plan be context sensitive to local needs and vetted with local staff and the community.  The Regional ATP was adopted by the Fresno COG Policy Board February 22, 2018.

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Fresno County Regional ATP – FINAL
Cover – Chapter 1
Chapter 2 – Chapter 5
Chapter 6: County
Chapter 7: Firebaugh
Chapter 8: Fowler
Chapter 9: Huron
Chapter 10: Kerman
Chapter 11: Kingsburg
Chapter 12: Mendota
Chapter 13: Orange Cove
Chapter 14: Parlier
Chapter 15: Reedley
Chapter 16: San Joaquin
Chapter 17: Sanger
Chapter 18: Other Plans
Appendices A – B
Appendices C – F
Negative Declaration

ATP
Goals of the Active Transportation Plan include:

  • Create a network of safe and attractive trails, sidewalks, and bikeways to connect Fresno County residents to key destinations, especially local schools, parks and transit
  • Increase walking and biking trips in the region by creating user-friendly facilities
  • Develop supporting programs and policies related to education, encouragement, enforcement, and evaluation
  • Guide future investments
  • Develop a funding strategy

For more information on the Regional ATP please contact:
Peggy Arnest
Senior Regional Planner
Fresno Council of Governments
parnest@fresnocog.org
559.724.9218

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How other Fresno County local agencies addressing Active Transportation:

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FRESNO COUNTY REGIONAL TRAILS PLAN

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The County of Fresno developed the 2021 Fresno County Regional Trails Plan (Plan) to complement the 2018 Fresno County Regional Active Transportation Plan and to focus on unpaved recreational trails and paved shared-use paths in the unincorporated portions of Fresno County (outside of city boundaries), including county islands within incorporated cities. This Plan includes recommendations for new trails and trail connections to create safe, comfortable, and enjoyable trails for walking/hiking, off-road biking, and horseback riding.  The Plan will allow Fresno County to continue to create great recreational trails opportunities and encourage residents and visitors to use trails to move around and between their communities and recreational areas.

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The Final Plan and Appendices can be viewed here:

Fresno County Regional Trails Plan – Final

Fresno County Regional Trails Plan Appendices – Final

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Over the summer of 2020, the project team developed a set of recommendations for trails throughout the county. These recommendations are based on the Plan’s goals, community input (over 200 comments!), existing trails, data from field visits, and best practices in trail planning.  The Plan recommendations focus on projects that are consistent with the Plan’s goals and complement the existing active transportation plans for Fresno County, cities, and towns.  Some of the proposed projects may be implemented in the near-term, based on available funding and partnerships. Other projects are more visionary and will take longer to implement due to the funding that is needed.

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Project Documents

Fresno Council of Governments Policy Board

Meeting to accept the Fresno County Regional Trails Plan – April 29, 2021

Presentation

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Agency Advisory Committee
Meeting #1 – April 30, 2020
Meeting Notes
Presentation

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Meeting #2 – October 8, 2020

Meeting Notes

Presentation

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Trails
Community Advisory Committee
Meeting #1 – April 30, 2020
Meeting Notes
Presentation

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Meeting #2 – October 8, 2020

Meeting Notes

Presentation

Trails

Contact Peggy Arnest at parnest@fresnocog.org if you have any questions.

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City of Fresno Trail Network Expansion Feasibility Plan

The Trail Network Expansion Feasibility Plan is the City’s continued effort to identify and develop class I bike trails in accordance with the March 2, 2017, adopted Active Transportation Plan.

The plan will result in concept drawings as well as an analysis identifying where it is possible to construct corridors of the citywide trail network, and which areas have the greatest need. The plan will highlight areas of the trail network which have been looked at for feasibility. The plan will build on past plans relevant to the project areas, and be utilized to apply for future grant funding.

The Final Plan can be found HERE

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City of Fresno Active Transportation Plan

The City of Fresno Active Transportation Plan (ATP) is a comprehensive guide outlining the vision for active transportation in the City of Fresno, and a roadmap for achieving that vision. This plan strives to improve the accessibility and connectivity of the bicycle and pedestrian network in order to increase the number of persons that travel by active transportation and to provide walking and bicycling facilities equitably for all City residents.

The City of Fresno Active Transportation Plan envisions a complete, safe, and comfortable network of trails, sidewalks, and bikeways that serves all residents of Fresno. Specifically, this plan has been developed to accomplish the following goals:

  • Equitably improve the safety and perceived safety of walking and bicycling in Fresno
  • Increase walking and bicycling trips in Fresno by creating user-friendly facilities
  • Improve the geographic equity of access to walking and bicycling facilities in Fresno
  • Fill key gaps in Fresno’s walking and bicycling networks

The Final Plan can be accessed here:   City of Fresno Active Transportation Plan

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City of Clovis Active Transportation Plan

On October 17, 2016, the City of Clovis adopted an Active Transportation Plan. Information on this plan can be found on the City of Clovis website, by clicking HERE.  The Plan is intended to help the City achieve the following three goals:

  • Increase the share of residents who use walking and bicycling to get to work, school, shopping, and other activities.
  • Reduce the number of collisions within the city involving pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Close gaps within the bicycle and pedestrian networks.

The City of Fresno adopted their latest Active Transportation Plan March 2, 2017.   Information on this plan can be found on the City of Fresno website, by clicking HERE.  The City has established the following goals as part of the Plan:

  •   Equitably improve the safety and perceived safety of walking and bicycling in Fresno.
  •   Increase walking and bicycling trips in Fresno by creating user-friendly facilities.
  •   Improve the geographic equity of access to walking and bicycling facilities in Fresno.
  •   Fill key gaps in Fresno’s walking and bicycling networks.

Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area Class IV Separated Bikeway Feasibility Study

To facilitate a regional planning process, the Fresno Council of Governments has initiated a project to determine the feasibility of constructing separated bikeways within Fresno and Clovis; and possibly elsewhere in the County.  The feasibility study will review design guidance and implementation needs, evaluate existing corridors in the Fresno-Clovis area, and identify key locations where separated bikeways will likely provide the greatest benefit or return on investment.
Separated bikeways are on-street bicycle facilities that include a vertical physical barrier between the bikeway and moving traffic, such as flexible bollards, a curb, on-street parking, or planter boxes. They can be designed to allow for either one- or two-way travel.  Depending on the agency or jurisdiction, separated bikeways may also be referred to as “protected bikeways” or “cycle tracks,” or “separated or protected bike lanes.
Separated bikeways have many potential benefits including:

  • Increasing Safety
  • Increasing Bicycle Trips
  • Improving Health and Quality of Life
  • Supporting the Local Economy

Fresno/Clovis Metropolitan Area Class IV Bikeway Feasibility Study
Class IV Bikeway Design Guide
Fresno-Clovis Metropolitan Area Class IV Bikeway Feasibility Study – Power Point Presentation

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2018 Fresno / Clovis Bike Map: Fresno COG staff updates this map once every 2 years

2018 Fresno-Clovis Bikeways Map
Hard copies are provided by request. They are printed on tear-proof, water-proof paper for durability. Contact us for free copies, or pick some up at one of these local Fresno County bike or sports stores:

Clovis Bicycle Company 1398 Shaw Ave Clovis, CA 93612 (559) 325-2453
Cycle Path Bicycles 1165 E Champlain Dr Fresno, CA 93720 (559) 434-8356
Dick’s Sporting Goods 3380 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 322-4628
Dick’s Sporting Goods 1225 Herndon Ave, Clovis, CA 93612 (559) 271-2701
Fresno Schwinn 2444 E Ashlan Ave Fresno, CA 93726 (559) 226-2453
Herb Bauer Cycling 6232 N. Blackstone (559) 287-1510
Pedal Junkies Clubhouse 707 707 N Fulton St Fresno, CA 93728 (559) 394-5285
REI 7810 N Blackstone Ave Fresno, CA 93720 (559) 261-4168
Rubber Soul Bicycles 132 W. Nees #111 Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 435-2453
Stevens Bicycle Shop 1365 N Willow Ave Clovis, CA 93619 (559) 797-0148
Sumner’s Schwinn Bicycle Shop 4691 E Belmont Ave Fresno, CA 93702 (559) 255-9222
Sunnyside Bicycles 6105 E Kings Canyon Rd Fresno, CA 93727 (559) 255-7433
Tower Velo 1435 N Van Ness Ave Fresno, CA 93728 (559) 268-2863
The Bike Shop at Woodward 9433 N Fort Washington Rd Fresno, CA 93730 (559) 392-6657

Found some routes not yet on our map? Please, let us know!

Trail Maps

SJV Regional Trails Map