Data & Statistics

Transportation Sustainability Trends

Tracking trends in transportation allows for a better understanding of where we are succeeding in advancing our transportation sustainability goals and where we are falling short. The following transportation goals related to the environment, economy and healthy communities have been developed for the Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Plan and are the basis for the data that is being compiled.

GOAL 1. Improve people’s access to jobs, schools, health care and other regular needs in ways that improve health, reduce pollution and retain money in the local economy.

GOAL 2. Reduce transportation related fatalities and injuries for all transportation modes.

GOAL 3. Deliver access and safety improvements cost effectively, within available revenues, equitably and responsive to the needs of all users of the transportation system, and beneficially for the natural environment.

Santa Cruz County Traffic Counts

Santa Cruz County Maps of Average Daily Traffic

Santa Cruz County Average Daily TrafficPDF Download


Capitola, Soquel and Aptos Average Daily TrafficPDF Download


Santa Cruz and Live Oak Average Daily TrafficPDF Download


Scotts Valley and Felton Average Daily TrafficPDF Download


Watsonville Average Daily TrafficPDF Download

Caltrans Highway Annual Average Daily Traffic Census Program link

Commute Patterns

Mode Share

Santa Cruz County Mode Share - All Trips


Bicycle and Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities, 2002-2015

*Note: 2014 and 2015 data is provisional and incomplete


*Note: 2014 and 2015 data is provisional and incomplete


Santa Cruz County Bicycle and Pedestrian Injuries and Fatalities, 2002 – 2015

Trends in Fatalities and Injuries by Challenge Areas

RTC Contact

Ginger Dykaar
Senior Transportation Planner
(831) 460-3200