East Placer Transportation Planning

The Department of Public Works has developed a long-range transportation vision for East Placer County through the Resort Triangle Transportation Plan and Transportation Demand Management Strategies for North Lake Tahoe. Many of the projects identified in these planning documents are funded through the Tahoe Transportation Fee Program.

Resort Triangle Transportation Plan

This plan presents projects and programs that will provide more reliable and enjoyable ways to travel within the Resort Triangle. The overall objective is to improve the experience of recreating, shopping, dining, working, and living in North Lake Tahoe. The Resort Triangle is generally defined as the area shaped by State Route (SR) 89, SR 267, and SR 28 in eastern Placer County.
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Placer County is committed to preserving the environment and characteristics of the Resort Triangle that make it the home that year-around residents cherish and a significant destination for outdoor recreation for everyone. Improving the transportation system so that it is adaptable and more resilient in serving the influx of visitors throughout the year is critical for preserving the area’s unique characteristics. This can be achieved through multimodal strategies that make the most of what currently exists, while strategically investing in improvements that enable reliable, efficient travel options that broaden the travel choices beyond personal vehicles. Learn more in the Resort Triangle Transportation Plan.

Transportation Demand Management

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) focuses on understanding how people make their transportation decisions and helping people use the infrastructure in place to maximize alternative travel choice such as biking, ridesharing, transit, and walking. TDM uses policies, infrastructure improvements, and programs to make it easier to travel without a vehicle for everyday trips. TDM programs and tools promote more sustainable environmental, health, and community benefits.

TDM strategies included in the document include:

  • Transit services and amenity enhancements
  • Parking management initiatives
  • Active transportation improvements and maintenance
  • Improved access to alternative transportation information and services. 

More information can be found in the report: TDM Strategies for North Lake Tahoe.

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Tahoe Transportation Fee Program

 The Tahoe Fee District is one of eleven in the Countywide Transportation Fee Program and includes the unincorporated area east of the Sierra Crest, inside and outside the Tahoe Basin. Revenues from the fee program are used to fund a portion of transportation capital improvement project costs in eastern Placer County. In December 2021, the program was updated to reflect the County’s vision for reducing vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by expanding transit, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.  The project list also includes improvements to address roadway safety and consistency with adopted planning documents. The program documents can be found on the Traffic Fee Program website.