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Central Coast Highway 1 Climate Resiliency Study

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For more information about this plan, contact Heather by email or phone: (831) 264-5086

The Central Coast Highway 1 Climate Resiliency Study is a collaborative project on the Highway 1 corridor near Elkhorn Slough presents significant challenges to the future of transportation in the Monterey Bay region under conditions of climate change and sea level rise. Elkhorn Slough is California's third largest tract of tidal wetlands and hosts extraordinary biological diversity, providing critical habitat for more than 135 aquatic birds, 550 marine invertebrate species, and 102 fish species. Changes to the road and railway infrastructure will likely affect these important ecological resources. This multi-benefit planning study identifies the needs and opportunities to improve transportation mobility, safety and efficiency, promote healthy coastal habitats, and provide economic security and benefits to the local community.

The eight-mile stretch of Highway 1 near Elkhorn Slough is already constrained and will be increasingly impacted by coastal storm flooding and sea level rise. Driven by a need to sustain this critical transportation corridor and to protect the iconic coastal habitat in the face of the unique challenges posed by climate change, a diverse partnership has formed in the Monterey Bay area to join together to find innovative ways to address this complex transportation adaptation problem by exploring creative transportation solutions and the use of natural infrastructure approaches to promote transportation, habitat and economic resilience for the region.

This study evaluates and identifies the transportation needs in the Central Coast Highway 1 corridor near Elkhorn Slough area while protecting and integrating the environmental needs of this unique corridor. There is currently a deficiency in this critical corridor between the adjoining freeway segments to the north and south; existing demand greatly exceeds the limited capacity and numerous intersections and conflict points, causing long delays. Highway and railroad infrastructure are prone to flooding and vulnerable to sea level rise, and are adjacent to valuable wetland habitats of an estuary of noted regional and national significance. Much of these valued habitats are also vulnerable to sea level rise. Here we have an opportunity to increase the resilience of transportation infrastructure and habitat to sea level rise and climate change.

Final Central Coast Highway 1 Climate Resiliency Study Report

On May 12, 2020, the draft report of the Central Coast Highway 1 Climate Resiliency Study was released for a public review period. Written comments received on the draft report were compiled and written responses prepared. The final report was prepared and was accepted at the August 12, 2020 AMBAG Board of Directors meeting.

Aug.12

AMBAG Board of Directors

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August 12, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Meeting Via GoToWebinar
DATE: August 12, 2020
TIME: 6:00 PM
Please register for the AMBAG Board of Directors meeting at
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2371126920526038799

AMBAG governed by a twenty-four member Board of Directors comprised of elected officials from each City and County within the region. Elected officials from 18 cities and two supervisors from each county make up the AMBAG Board.  The AMBAG region includes Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz County. AMBAG serves as both a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Council of Governments (COG).  Required to follow the Brown Act. 

For more information about this plan, contact Ana by email or phone: (831) 883-3750

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Future AMBAG meetings may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call AMBAG to verify meeting date, time and location when planning to attend. Information for all non AMBAG events is provided by external sources and is intended for general purposes only. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. AMBAG does not assume responsibility for changes made by outside sources. To the extend feasible, meeting cancellation and changes to the date, time and location of a meeting will be posted on AMBAG's website.

Jun.10

2020

AMBAG Board of Directors

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June 10, 2020 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Meeting Via GoToWebinar DATE: June 10, 2020 TIME: 6:00 PM
Please register for the AMBAG Board of Directors meeting at
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3664314221912976907

AMBAG governed by a twenty-four member Board of Directors comprised of elected officials from each City and County within the region. Elected officials from 18 cities and two supervisors from each county make up the AMBAG Board.  The AMBAG region includes Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz County. AMBAG serves as both a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Council of Governments (COG).  Required to follow the Brown Act. 

For more information about this plan, contact Ana by email or phone: (831) 883-3750

PDF filePDF fileAgenda       PDF filePDF fileMinutes      

Enclosures

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Future AMBAG meetings may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call AMBAG to verify meeting date, time and location when planning to attend. Information for all non AMBAG events is provided by external sources and is intended for general purposes only. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. AMBAG does not assume responsibility for changes made by outside sources. To the extend feasible, meeting cancellation and changes to the date, time and location of a meeting will be posted on AMBAG's website.

May.13

2020

Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) Board of Directors

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May 13, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Register for the GotoWebinar - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8837073326527948559

AMBAG governed by a twenty-four member Board of Directors comprised of elected officials from each City and County within the region. Elected officials from 18 cities and two supervisors from each county make up the AMBAG Board.  The AMBAG region includes Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz County. AMBAG serves as both a federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Council of Governments (COG).  Required to follow the Brown Act. 

For more information about this plan, contact Ana by email or phone: (831) 883-3750

PDF filePDF fileAgenda       PDF filePDF fileMinutes      

Enclosures

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Future AMBAG meetings may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call AMBAG to verify meeting date, time and location when planning to attend. Information for all non AMBAG events is provided by external sources and is intended for general purposes only. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. AMBAG does not assume responsibility for changes made by outside sources. To the extend feasible, meeting cancellation and changes to the date, time and location of a meeting will be posted on AMBAG's website.

Feb.27

2020

Central Coast Highway 1 Climate Resiliency Public Workshop

Marina Library Community Room
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February 27, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Marina Library Community Room
190 Seaside Circle, Marina, 93933

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Central Coast Highway 1 Climate Resiliency Study 

For more information about this plan, contact Heather by email or phone: (831) 264-5086

Enclosures

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Future AMBAG meetings may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call AMBAG to verify meeting date, time and location when planning to attend. Information for all non AMBAG events is provided by external sources and is intended for general purposes only. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. AMBAG does not assume responsibility for changes made by outside sources. To the extend feasible, meeting cancellation and changes to the date, time and location of a meeting will be posted on AMBAG's website.

Aug.29

2019

Central Coast Highway 1 Climate Resiliency Public Workshop

Moss Landing Marine Labs
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August 29, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Moss Landing Marine Labs
8272 Moss Landing Road, Moss Landing, 95039

MAP

Central Coast Highway 1 Climate Resiliency Study 

For more information about this plan, contact Heather by email or phone: (831) 264-5086

Enclosures

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Future AMBAG meetings may be subject to change and/or cancellation. Please call AMBAG to verify meeting date, time and location when planning to attend. Information for all non AMBAG events is provided by external sources and is intended for general purposes only. While reasonable efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained. AMBAG does not assume responsibility for changes made by outside sources. To the extend feasible, meeting cancellation and changes to the date, time and location of a meeting will be posted on AMBAG's website.

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