Mar Vista Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge
Bike Santa Cruz has worked to support a bike/pedestrian bridge over Hwy 1 Aptos since 2007. The bridge is part of the proposed Highway 1 auxiliary lanes project. Funds for the bridge are already in place, but the project is delayed by Caltrans review of the auxiliary lanes project environmental review. Bike Santa Cruz continues to monitor the project and work with neighbors to build political support.
The Mar Vista bridge would connect the Seacliff neighborhood to Soquel businesses and provide a safe crossing over Highway 1 for students to Mar Vista Elementary School and Cabrillo. The bridge would also connect to a future rail trail. Now, anyone walking or biking from the Seacliff neighborhood must take State Park Drive, which is not pedestrian or bike friendly.