Turlock is striving to become a place where people of all ages and abilities are comfortable walking and bicycling to school, work, shopping, and for recreation. We seek to develop a seamless walking and bicycling network as part of an integrated, sustainable transportation system that supports a high quality of life and a vibrant community.
The City of Turlock and the Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) recognize that bicycling and walking are important parts of daily transportation for residents, commuters, and visitors to the city. This Plan is for all residents who desire to improve their level of daily physical activity or broaden their transportation choices by bicycling or walking to school, work, and other local destinations.
At the most basic levels, Turlock possesses a number of great assets that make it an ideal community for walking and bicycling. The temperate climate and short rainy season make being outside pleasant for much of the year. Most destinations within Turlock are within reach by bicycle—the town is a rough square about 5 miles across. Its grid street system makes it easy to navigate, even for visitors, and provides many route choices.
Getting more residents in Turlock to walk and bike for their everyday travel can address several interrelated challenges including traffic congestion and safety, improve public health and air quality, create a sense of community, and support a vibrant local economy. By creating an Active Transportation Plan to support walking and biking, Turlock can address these challenges and improve the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
Grant Funding for Improvements
The California Active Transportation Program provides federal and state grant funds to cities and counties throughout California to encourage and promote biking and walking. Funds are awarded on a fully competitive basis, so the applications that best meet the program objectives and can demonstrate active community engagement and support will be funded. To learn more about the program visit:
A Call for Projects under Cycle 4 of the Active Transportation Program is expected in March 2018 with $440M available for funding in FY's 2019-2023. For more information, visit:
Why should you get involved?
The application review and selection process is very competitive. Applicants must document an extensive public outreach effort, as well as show how the proposed projects have been identified as important by community members. Letters of support go a long way in helping each application receive a higher score.
Cycle 3 Successful Applications
The City solo application for pedestrian improvements in the residential areas around Wakefield Elementary School and Cunningham Elementary School was approved:
SRTS ADA Pedestrian Improvements, Various Locations
State/Federal Funding: $1,521,000
Local Match: $239,000
Total Project Cost: $1,760,000
Cycle 3 Approved Project Listing
Cycle 2 Successful Applications
To view the full applications submitted under Cycle 2, including concept drawings, click the links below: