Active Transportation Program (ATP) Project
Update to the Active Transportation Program (ATP) Project
The ATP Project was split into two phases. Phase 1 focuses on Maricopa Highway improvements and will be constructed before phase 2. Phase 2 will focus on Ojai Avenue improvements. Two parcels on Maricopa Highway (that include the Vons and Benjamin Franklin’s) will not be included in Phase 1 due to delay in right of way acquisition.
Phase 1 – Maricopa Highway
September 28, 2021 - Council supported the Class I bikeway Ojai trail extension design on the south side of Maricopa Highway and directed staff to further develop the Class I concept along the Maricopa Highway portion of the ATP project, at a level sufficient to obtain a decision from Caltrans on the feasibility for the City to proceed with such a design.
The City’s consulting engineers, Alta Planning + Design (Alta), prepared the proposed revised design – a two-way Class I bike lane option widens the sidewalk on the south side of Maricopa Highway to allow for a shared use path ranging from 8 to 10 feet wide, plus shoulders for a total of 10 or more feet throughout, as a two-way shared-use bicycle and pedestrian path. Parking from the south side of Maricopa Highway has been removed to accommodate the increased bike/pedestrian path. Conceptual renderings showing how the proposed improvements may look at the intersections of Church Road and Carrillo Road. These renderings also show that a one-way bike lane would remain on the north side of Maricopa Highway.
Phase 2 – Focus on Ojai Avenue, the “Y” and remainder of Maricopa Highway (Two Parcels)
The second phase would include two parcels on Maricopa Highway that require right-of-way acquisition, improvements at the “Y,” and improvements on Ojai Avenue. The improvements on Ojai Avenue include bike lanes from the “Y” to Gridley Road except in the Arcade area where there is insufficient width for separate bike lanes. Instead, “sharrows” are proposed from Signal Street to S. Montgomery Street. Sharrows are markings on the road indicating that the lane is shared with bicycles and vehicles.
Improvements on Ojai Avenue include several pedestrian improvements, such as:
- Decomposed granite footpath
- Sidewalk Infill
- Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs)
- Center Median
- Corner Curb Ramps
- Curb Extensions
For additional information, please see the most current ATP City Council Administrative report:
Past Active Transportation Program (ATP) Project Public Outreach Meetings
- September 20th, 2018, Thursday, 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Ojai Valley Women's Club, 441 E Ojai Avenue, Ojai
- September 29th, 2018, Saturday, 10 am to Noon at the City Hall, 401 S Ventura Street, Ojai
A joint City Council and Planning Commission Workshop will be held to review the concept and receive comments on:
- October 16th, 2018, Tuesday, 6 pm at the Jack Boyd Community Center at Sarzotti Park, 510 Park Road, Ojai
- Original ATP Grant Application (PDF)
- ATP Project Grant Concept Review (PDF)
- Traffic Studies:
- ATP Public Outreach Efforts (as of June 16, 2020) (PDF)