The El Dorado County and City of Placerville Active Transportation Plans

The El Dorado County Transportation Commission, along with the City of Placerville and the County of El Dorado, have recently begun the process of developing Active Transportation plans. The Plans will provide recommendations for the future of the active transportation infrastructure network, as well as programs to support walking and bicycling in the area. The EDCTC has entered into a contract with Alta Planning + Design to prepare the comprehensive planning documents.

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Project Objectives

The El Dorado County and City of Placerville Active Transportation Plans will achieve the primary objective of providing a clear and comprehensive vision toward delivering an active transportation system for the west slope of El Dorado County.  Within this primary objective, the plan will also achieve the following objectives:

  •  Replace the El Dorado County Bicycle Transportation Plan (2010) and update for more comprehensive active transportation needs, including pedestrians, on the western slope of El Dorado County

  • Replace the City of Placerville Non-Motorized Transportation Plan (2010) and City of Placerville Pedestrian Circulation Plan (2007) for more comprehensive active transportation needs within the City of Placerville

  • Coordinate the active transportation plans with the El Dorado County Regional Transportation Plan and Sacramento Area Council of Governments Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy

  • Coordinate the active transportation plans with the El Dorado County Active Living Leadership and “Well Dorado” initiatives to support the County’s Community Health Improvement Program

  • Identify major activity centers and coordinate active transportation, housing and land use to maximize opportunities for increased active transportation and transit use

  • Administer a robust public outreach strategy to engage and solicit input from community stakeholders, the general public, underrepresented/disadvantaged communities and local jurisdiction staff regarding active transportation project improvements and needs

  • Recommend priority active transportation improvements by jurisdiction utilizing a performance based approach in conjunction with the 2016/17 El Dorado County Active Transportation Connections Study

  • Incorporate local and regional planning for active transportation infrastructure and support facilities

  • Analyze the best practices, new technologies, and innovations in active transportation and safety improvements to determine what options can be applied in El Dorado County and the City of Placerville

  • Develop an active transportation funding and life cycle maintenance strategy

  • Provide active transportation plans that are compliant with state Active Transportation Program guidelines

What is Active Transportation?


Motorized or non-motorized wheelchairs, Scooters, skateboards, roller skates


Includes recumbent bikes, tricycles, tandems, trailers, cargo or box bikes, electric assist bicycles and more

In some communities:

Neighborhood Electric Vehicles (NEVs)

Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) Membership

On September 6, 2018, the El Dorado County Transportation Commission (EDCTC) Board ratified a list of stakeholder groups to be included in the development of the El Dorado County and City of Placerville Active Transportation Plans. The table below includes the representative groups participating in the Stakeholder’s Advisory Committee:


El Dorado Hills Bike/Pedestrian Safety Coalition
Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocates of Cameron Park/Shingle Springs
Friends of El Dorado Trail
Utilitarian Cyclists Group
Walk Sacramento


El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce
Placerville Downtown Association
Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chamber of Commerce
El Dorado Hills Chamber of Commerce
Divide Chamber of Commerce
Coloma/Lotus Chamber of Commerce
Diamond Springs/El Dorado Community Advisory Committee
Placerville Drive Business Association
Bike Friendly 50 Corridor Members – El Dorado County
Shingle Springs Community Alliance
El Dorado Community Foundation
Museum/Historical Society


El Dorado County Office of Education
Folsom Lake College
Boys and Girls Club
El Dorado County Public Health
Disabled Advocate


Commission on Aging
City of Placerville
El Dorado County


El Dorado Transit
Cameron Park Community Services District
El Dorado Hills Community Services District

Additional organizations and representatives may be added as a result of the existing conditions analysis.

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