About the Santa Maria ATP
Santa Maria holds the promise of being a great place to walk and bike. We have good weather, not many steep hills, and destinations all around town.
But we also face challenges.
Many streets that are convenient for driving are not comfortable for people walking or bicycling at different levels of ability, including kids and seniors. Transportation costs are a barrier to greater mobility for many residents.
We are committed to collaboratively solving these challenges. We can reduce the nearly 40 bicycle and pedestrian crashes that occur in the average year. We can expand upon the Santa Maria Valley Multi-Purpose Trail system and build new lanes for people bicycling that are separated from traffic. We can achieve better access for people on foot and people in wheelchairs.