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City Bike Map
presented in the following reports and project announcements:
Bicycle Transportation Plan --
Adopted (May 2007)
The Bicycle Transportation Plan has three main components: the
Bicycle Transportation Plan,
Project Databases, and maps showing the bicycling network as
well as background planning information (Figures 1A through 4). Some files
are large. If you have difficulty in downloading, CDs and/or printed
copies are available
from the Public Works Dept.
front counter at 919 Palm Street.
The Railroad Safety Trail (RRST)
and Bob Jones City-to-Sea Trail are major Class I bicycle trails
in the City of San Luis Obispo's Bicycle Plan. Due to their complexity,
they are covered in the Bicycle Transportation Plan in an
outline format. The following documents provide a complete
vision of the proposed trails. (Due to file size, files of the
component pieces are listed as well as the complete document
files. All are Adobe .pdf format.)
Bicycle Friendly Community
The City of SLO was awarded a "Silver" level Bicycle Friendly
Community (BFC) status by The League of American Bicyclists in
2007 and 2011. The BFC program offers national recognition
for communities that actively support bicycling.
Beginning in 1996, the City of San Luis Obispo instituted a
program of counting bicycle traffic at various street
intersections throughout the community. The survey is done every
two years to note overall use, trends and to examine needs.
Education and Facilities
City contracts with the San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition
(SLOCBC) to provide bicycling education classes and materials.
The City uses
"Sharrows" (Shared Roadway Bicycle Marking
on streets where bike lanes are not provided and where curb
lanes are too narrow for motorists and cyclists to travel side by side
within the lane. They can be found on
Monterey Street between Santa Rosa and Buena Vista Streets,
Industrial and Capitolio Ways, and Broad Street between Higuera and High
Streets. The "Cyclists Ride Here" brochure explains how these are used.
For more questions, see the Public Works
Bicycle Parking -
The City sponsors a bicycle rack donation program. For more
information, click the following link:
A City map and general guide for bicyclists is available here:
Bicycle Advisory Committee
Bicycle Advisory Committee
(BAC) provides oversight and policy direction on matters related
to bicycle transportation in San Luis Obispo and its
relationship to bicycling outside the city. The BAC has seven
members and generally meets the third Thursday of the month
(January, March, May, July, September, November), at 7p.m. in
the Council Hearing Room, City Hall. Meeting notification, agendas and
may be found by clicking here.
Creek and Storm
Engineering and Construction
To navigate easily to our Street Sweeping
Traffic and Transportation
Engineering Standards and Standard Specifications
The 2010 edition of the City
Engineering Standards and Standard Specifications are now available online. These standards were adopted by the City Council on
December 15, 2009. Every couple of years in January a new, updated edition
will be printed and posted on the web. Contractors, designers, City
employees and other users shall verify that they have the most current standards.
A printed copy of
the Engineering Standards and Standard Specifications may be
obtained for $16 if picked up in person, or $21 if mailed to you by
the City. Individual Engineering Standards and
Standard Specifications will not be sold
2010 Standard Specifications
Check Special Provisions for required edition.
Master Street Tree List
This is a listing of
trees acceptable for planting along city streets. It gives botanical as
well as common names, indicates what zone/s the tree is allowable in and
shows if it is fall coloring, flowering or evergreen. It also suggests
some trees which are appropriate for planting in Commemorative Grove at
Online documents are available for public use and are to the best of
the Citys knowledge accurate copies of the current City files. The
City does not accept responsibility for damage to files resulting
from downloading process or diskette failure. NO revisions may be
made to City documents. The City Standards are approved for use
within the City of San Luis Obispo for the purpose for which they
were designed. Any other use should be reviewed and approved by a
registered engineer. If a Standard is in any way modified, the
Standard number and City Standard border shall be removed before use
so that resulting details are not confused with official City
Standards. Persons making these and other such revisions shall
accept full responsibility for resulting design.