The City of Monterey is committed to supporting and promoting alternative modes of transportation such as bicycling, walking and transit. In 2009 the City Council adopted a Bicycle Transportation Plan (BTP) which, due to budget constraints, did not address pedestrian facilities and circulation and end of use bicycle facilities. In recognition of the need to enhance mobility options for residents and visitors, the 2009 BTP will be expanded to address all bicycle, pedestrian and transit rider needs. In February 2012, the City of Monterey received a Community-Based Transportation Planning grant from Caltrans to develop the City of Monterey Multi-Modal Mobility Plan (MMMP).
The project area includes the City of Monterey, and will focus on linking surrounding regional facilities, the City's mixed-use areas, visitor destinations, recreation and open space areas, educational facilities, and residential neighborhoods. The MMMP will maximize linkages between each planning area and destinations outlined above and create a comprehensive, citywide plan that will further the goals to maintain, manage, and enhance the movement of goods and people; and to spur the economic development and growth, job creation, and trade.