What does it mean to live in a walkable community?
Downtown serves so many people in so many ways. For some it is a place to come and shop, for others it is a place to meet friends for lunch, for some it is the entertainment district and for many, it is all of that. Then there are the thousands of people who work downtown almost every day, for many hours, and the people who live downtown and almost never leave. For as many different ways our Downtown serves, there are equally different transportation needs. Convenient, accessible parking for customers is needed to support retail. Affordable long term parking and reasonable public transportation options are needed to support the Downtown workforce. Safe bike options and car share programs are needed for locals and Downtown residents.
As the Downtown grows and caters to more people and more uses, so must the transportation options. The Downtown Association is committed to advocating for a mix of effective and accessible transportation option for all of Downtown’s uses.
Here are some great local transportation resources:
Commute Solutions by the SCCRTC www.commutesolutions.org or (831) 429-POOL
Metro Trip Planning by Santa Cruz Metro www.scmtd.com or (831) 425-8600
Employer Sustainable Transportation Services by Ecology Action www.ecoact.org/Programs/Transportation or (831) 426-5925
Car Share by Zipcar www.zipcar.com or (866) 4ZIPCAR
Santa Cruz ParkCard for secure bicycle parking in lockers www.cityofsantacruz.com or (831) 420-6100
Bike Maps from SCCRTC www.sccrtc.org or (831) 460-3200