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Getting around Carlsbad safely and conveniently  

Traffic and mobility are always top of mind for the City of Carlsbad, and the city is committed to helping everyone get around the city in a safe and convenient way, whether by foot, car, bike or public transit.


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  • Carlsbad and Tamarack

    Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack intersection

    The Traffic & Mobility Commission voted April 3 to put this project on its May agenda with the goal of providing a recommendation to the City Council. When the commission first reviewed the options Feb. 6, their discussion did not result in a City Council recommendation.

    04/27/2023 5:12 PM

  • Family biking

    Traffic & Mobility Commission – May 1

    On Monday, the Traffic & Mobility Commission will meet to discuss a traffic safety project and its work plan for next fiscal year.

    04/27/2023 5:03 PM

  • SR-78

    SR-78 closure and traffic update

    Caltrans crews continue to work 24/7 on emergency repairs to State Route 78, repairing underground culverts caused by this winter’s heavy rains. Thankfully, the weather has been cooperating the last couple of weeks, allowing for substantial progress.

    04/20/2023 4:14 PM

  • Safer Streets car sticker

    February collision summary

    At a recent Traffic & Mobility Commission meeting, the Carlsbad Police Department shared preliminary traffic safety data from February. The report is just a snapshot of one month, but it highlights why it’s so important to drive safely, slow down and remove distractions.

    04/14/2023 11:10 AM

  • Cars and bike lane

    Traffic emergency extended

    On Tuesday, March 21, the Carlsbad City Council received an update on the city’s response to the local traffic safety emergency, including the latest data on injury collisions. By law, cities that declare a local emergency must revisit the situation at least every 60 days.

    03/24/2023 5:20 PM

  • Cars and bike lane

    Avenida Encinas improvements approved

    On Tuesday, the City Council approved plans for Avenida Encinas, between the Poinsettia Regional Transit Station to Carlsbad Boulevard, that will safely accommodate all modes of travel and improve access and connectivity as part of the Coastal Rail Trail, a 44-mile regional bikeway that is planned

    03/15/2023 1:52 PM

  • Biking news

    Hands-on bike safety classes

    The City of Carlsbad, in partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, is hosting a series of traffic safety workshops and trainings. The next ones are focused on safe bike and e-biking riding.

    03/15/2023 1:43 PM

  • Bike safety partnerships

    School traffic safety partnerships

    As part of the City of Carlsbad’s ongoing traffic safety efforts, the city is partnering with local schools to raise awareness of the rules of the road. Through these partnerships, students of all ages are learning how to stay safe on the road.

    03/07/2023 4:41 PM

  • Tree in front of the ocean

    South Carlsbad Boulevard improvements

    As part of the City of Carlsbad’s ongoing work to balance the needs of all roadway users, you may notice some changes to the lanes on southbound Carlsbad Boulevard from Manzano Drive to Island Way starting today.

    03/07/2023 3:43 PM

  • Cars and bike lane

    Traffic projects to be discussed

    On Monday, city staff will discuss several traffic safety related projects with the Traffic & Mobility Commission.

    03/03/2023 3:34 PM

  • Rainy

    3 ways to drive safely in a storm

    As we brace for this weekend’s winter storm, the City of Carlsbad is sharing advice from the National Weather Service to avoid travel unless it’s absolutely necessary.

    02/24/2023 12:41 PM

  • Cars and bike lane

    Free traffic safety classes

    The City of Carlsbad, in partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Circulate San Diego, is hosting a series of free traffic safety workshops and trainings. The first one is Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 – 7 p.m. on Zoom.

    02/09/2023 10:14 AM

  • Carlsbad and Tamarack

    Traffic projects to be discussed

    On Monday, city staff will discuss several important traffic safety projects with the Traffic & Mobility Commission.

    02/03/2023 1:10 PM

  • Newsroom - 2023-01-25T105243.452

    Pledge campaign launched

    At a news conference Wednesday morning, middle school students joined city and school officials, bike and walking groups and local businesses in asking the public to take a stand on traffic safety. The City of Carlsbad is launching the new Safer Streets Together pledge campaign as part of its respon

    01/25/2023

  • Newsroom - 2023-01-23T121849.240

    3 reasons to slow down on our roads

    Getting people to slow down on our roads is one of the main goals of our three-pronged approach to traffic safety, the “three Es:”

    01/23/2023

  • Ebike 7 news

    Safer Streets statewide

    Increased traffic collisions over the past few years have been a nationwide and statewide trend. To help address this problem, several new state traffic safety laws went into effect with the new year.

    01/09/2023 3:46 PM

  • Carlsbad and Tamarack

    Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack improvements

    The City of Carlsbad is asking the public to review two options for reconfiguring the busy intersection of Carlsbad Boulevard and Tamarack Avenue and provide feedback to the Traffic & Mobility Commission by Feb. 6.

    01/05/2023 8:30 AM

  • New e-bike safety news

    New bike safety guide

    As families get ready to unwrap new bikes or e-bikes during the holidays, the City of Carlsbad is sharing helpful tips and safety information for new riders.

    12/23/2022 11:41 AM

  • Traffic safety progress update

    Traffic safety progress continues

    The City of Carlsbad advanced several key efforts this week to help address the local traffic safety emergency, which was originally proclaimed in August following a dramatic increase in collisions involving bikes and e-bikes.

    12/08/2022 5:21 PM

  • Sycamore pedestrian news

    More safety projects approved

    On Tuesday, the City Council approved additional projects that will improve traffic safety throughout Carlsbad and support the city’s ongoing efforts to balance the needs of bicyclists, walkers and drivers.

    11/15/2022 5:21 PM

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