California Department of Transportation

Bicycle, Pedestrian, Transit, and Intercity Rail

Welcome to bicycling the State Highway System on the California Central Coast. This includes the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito. For bicycle travel off the State Highway System, please refer to local bicycle maps or contact local agencies to determine suitable alternative bicycle routes.

Bicycle maps published by local agencies are also available:
Caltrans District 5 Bicycle Map
Santa Barbara County (North)
Santa Barbara County (South)
San Luis Obispo County
Monterey County
Santa Cruz County


Caltrans Bicycle Program

The Caltrans Bicycle Program page, with contact information, tips, safety information, and bicycle related sites.


Bicycle Safety

Click here to see videos on cycling safely on city streets (external site not affiliated with Caltrans).


California Walks
A coalition of nonprofit pedestrian advocacy groups promoting walkable communities for all people throughout California. Click here to visit their website.


Intercity Rail

Amtrak California provides rail service and thruway bus connections between cities in California. It is managed and coordinated by the Caltrans Division of Rail. The Pacific Surfliners and San Joaquins serve areas within the district. In addition, Amtrak’s interstate Coast Starlight operates along the coast and connects California to the rest of the country.

Last updated: October 19, 2017