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Where to report a bikeway maintenance need in Monterey County, plus maintenance needs for California State Highways

Short link to this post: https://bit.ly/RptBikewayProb

Photo above: Garden Road, City of Monterey, on May 28, 2018.

For public roads or other public bikeways, report conditions needing attention, such as:

vegetation overgrowth, traffic signal not triggered by bicycles (no bike detection), potholes, debris on shoulders or bikeways, bikeways not clearly marked, damaged or missing bikeway signs, construction obstacles, and other conditions interfering with safe and efficient travel by bike.

For all California highways

Whether within or outside of Monterey County, California highway maintenance needs are addressed by the California Department of Transportation / Caltrans.

To report needs to Caltrans: https://msr.dot.ca.gov.

For needs within Monterey County 

Maintenance needs for Monterey County roads, any local city streets, the Monterey Bay Sanctuary Scenic Trail’s Monterey County sections, and more are addressed by various local agencies. Regardless of the agency ultimately responsible for the maintenance, you may report the need to the Transportation Agency for Monterey County by using their online Bike Service Request Form or an alternate reporting method. TAMC will then forward your report to the appropriate agency.

To report needs to TAMC: http://www.tamcmonterey.org/contact/bike-service-request-form/.
  • Alternate method to report needs: Contact TAMC if you want to report the need by phone or want the old print version form to postal mail, fax, or hand deliver to TAMC’s office.
  • For bilingual (Spanish-English) assistance, contact Virginia Murillo by phone (831) 775-0903 or email virginia@tamcmonterey.org. 

Also note that TAMC regularly accepts applications for a free bike rack, locker, or repair station for various Monterey County locations. See http://www.tamcmonterey.org/programs/bike-pedestrian/bicycle-secure-program/ to apply. (For additional info, and photos showing examples of needs, check out https://bit.ly/FREEBikeRacksAndMore.)

 

Kindly note: City and county staffers can be very busy, and occasionally it takes a follow-up report (“squeaky wheel gets the grease”) to move an item—such as sweeping gravel out of the bike lanes on a recently resurfaced Garden Road in Monterey—up their priority list. If your email or call hasn’t been responded to after a reasonable length of time, perhaps try a reach-out on social media.

 

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