Global warming is in the local spotlight with a transportation adaptation plan grant that will help the City of Monterey plan how to adapt the transportation infrastructure for predicted sea level rise over the next few decades. Now is the time to determine the best approach to deal with these changes, and the City wants the community to be informed and provide input.
As a result of the first community meeting on May 13, 2020, three strategies have been identified to keep Monterey moving in the face of sea level rise: 1. Elevate the Recreation Trail into a sea wall; 2. Elevate Del Monte Avenue into a viaduct with ocean water flowing underneath; and 3. Move Recreation Trail and Del Monte Avenue traffic to Pearl and North Fremont Streets with enhancements made to these streets. The draft transportation adaptation plan is available at monterey.org/planning
This second community workshop will take place at the Planning Commission Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on December 8, 2020. The program will cover a summary of previous sea level rise studies and outreach efforts, introduce the three adaptation strategies, and gather community input.