TRANSPORTATIONBicycle & Pedestrian Routes
The City of Yucaipa spans a territory of approximately 28 square miles. Given the topography and slope of the community and distance from residential to commercial areas, the community depends on automobiles to access services. At the same time, the City continues to add to its growing network of sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and multipurpose trails.
Yucaipa has 18 miles of bicycle routes that run adjacent to the community’s major corridors. The City’s bicycle routes fall into three groups: Class 1, bike path separated from the road; Class 2, an on-street bike lane with markings; and Class 3, an on-street bike lane without markings. Currently, 16 miles are Class 2 routes and 2 miles are Class 1. The City plans to add 27.5 miles of Class 2 bicycle routes, for a total of 45 miles at the buildout of the route map. Key routes existing or planned include:
- Oak Glen. 12 miles of mostly Class 2 routes extending from I-10 in west Yucaipa through the community to Oak Glen.
- Yucaipa Boulevard. 7 miles of exclusively Class 2 routes extending the length of the City past Chapman Heights, City Hall, and Uptown.
- Wildwood Canyon. 7 miles of exclusively Class 2 routes extending eastward from I-10 in west Yucaipa to Wildwood Canyon Park.
- Bryant Street. 6 miles northward from I-10 ending at SR-38 at the northernmost part of Yucaipa.
Additional opportunities exist to expand the City’s bicycle network and create connections among City bicycle routes and adjacent jurisdictions. In 2014, the City of Yucaipa received additional grants from the San Bernardino Association of Governments to install 11 miles of Class 2 bike lanes. These funds will be used to further encourage bicycling in Yucaipa.
Over the last five years the City has been awarded $2.1 million in funding by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) from the State Safe Routes to School (SR2S) Grant Program. This program provides funding for community programs or infrastructure projects that encourage and enable students from kindergarten through 12th grade to safely walk or bicycle to school. Typical improvements include new sidewalks, ADA curb ramps, signing and striping, and street improvements to accommodate the proposed pedestrian improvements. This funding has helped to finance 50 miles of sidewalks, 29 miles of bike lanes, and 19 miles of multipurpose trails.