Connect SLO County
We have put together our Connect SLO County website where you can find the most up to date information regarding these projects, what the next part of the process is, and how you can get involved. Donate today to help us continue to advocate for and move forward these projects, so that the present and future residents of SLO County can enjoy them!
Throughout California people have formed lifelong memories on paths in Sacramento, Los Angeles, Monterey, Lake Tahoe, Ventura, and countless more. In San Jose, a ride from downtown on the Guadalupe River Trail is a total breeze as you cross underneath numerous freeways, taking you all the way to the bay or the new 49ers stadium. Even in Bakersfield you can enjoy a family ride on the Kern River Parkway, a 30 mile separated path which connects multiple county parks with the university campus and the downtown.
In SLO County, local governments approved plans for paths decades ago, but very few miles have actually been built. Connect SLO County shares your experiences with local leaders, intensifying efforts to complete more incredible paths on the Central Coast. More people deserve to feel safe creating memories on paths in their own backyards.
Everyone can reconnect with the joy of riding a bike when traffic is out of sight and the sound of children’s infectious laughter fills your ears. No matter what your ability, age, choice of sport, or type of bicycle, paths will provide you a safe space to experience the happiness of SLO County. We are all on the path.
Connect SLO County aims to complete the paths that our cities have been planning for years. Connect SLO County addresses the question of how to make San Luis Obispo a county that is easy to shop, live, work and play in while also preserving our unique towns and commercial districts. By designing our county’s bike network for everyone, from an eight-year-old child to an eighty-year-old grandmother, we can provide inviting and safe door-to-door access to shop, commute and play by bicycle.
Already, huge and growing numbers of diverse SLO County residents are riding bicycles, thanks to improvements like the Morro St Bike Boulevard in San Luis Obispo, colored bike lanes in Paso Robles and Cayucos, events like May’s Bike Month, and Bike SLO County program offerings like the Bike Kitchen, Bike Ed, and more — it’s clear that more SLO County residents want to safely get around by bicycle. These paths aim to connect these people with the ability to choose a bicycle more often.
Connect SLO County builds on this demand and envisions the completion of these major bike paths, which will help a growing population of SLO County residents and visitors to ride bicycles more often. Carefully designed bike paths that are physically separated from vehicles will help everyone from you, your boss, your neighbor’s child or your mother-in-law to feel comfortable and safe biking throughout SLO County.
Here in SLO County, we pride ourselves on our amazing quality of life, access to nature, unique small-town environments, and active lifestyles. Riding bicycles is integral to fostering the active lifestyle and local economies throughout the county. To feed our quality of life and open it up to more people in the county, we need to invest to Connect SLO County. Learn more about the paths.