August 9, 2018 – On September 26, 2013, Governor Brown signed legislation creating the Active Transportation Program. The Active Transportation Program consolidated existing federal and state transportation programs, including the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA), and State Safe Routes to School (SR2S), into a single program with a focus to make California a national leader in active transportation.

As part of the regional transportation planning process, the Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC) in coordination with the County of Nevada, City of Grass Valley, City of Nevada City, and Town of Truckee has contracted with the consulting firm Fehr & Peers to prepare an Active Transportation Plan (ATP) covering Nevada County and the jurisdictions within. The Plan will combine previous bicycle and pedestrian planning efforts, evaluate needs, identify and prioritize active transportation recommendations for projects by jurisdiction. Completion of the study will provide all necessary information and analysis required by the California Transportation Commission’s state funding guidelines and assist local agency efforts to secure funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects.

NCTC would like your input and invites you to participate and provide comments via an interactive online map of existing and proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Let us know where improvements, parking facilities, gap closures, etc. are needed. The interactive online map is available at: