What is 101 Communities Connected?

101 Communities Connected is a study of current and future mobility in the area around the U.S. 101 freeway in Ventura County. The study will pinpoint infrastructure improvements that strengthen mobility for everyone who travels in the 101 corridor – from drivers and bicyclists to pedestrians and transit riders. The goal is to identify safe and convenient transportation options for all users.

How do you define mobility in the context of this study?

Mobility is the ability to travel safely and efficiently using various modes of transportation, such as walking, biking, driving and riding public transit.

Where is the study area?

The study area passes through the cities of Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Oxnard and Ventura. It is 28 miles long and extends three miles from either side of the 101 freeway, beginning at State Route 23 in Thousand Oaks and ending at State Route 33 in Ventura.

Who is conducting the study?

101 Communities Connected is led by the Ventura County Transportation Commission (VCTC) and the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG). Funding comes from VCTC, SCAG and Caltrans.

Why are we conducting this study? 

101 Communities Connected will help planners develop a clear and coordinated vision for the entire 101 corridor. It will identify how to best improve driving, transit, biking and walking within the study area and serve as a transportation blueprint for the future. In the end, the improvements recommended through 101 Communities Connected will be eligible for new transportation funding from the State of California.

What does it mean for my community?

The U.S. 101 is the central freeway connecting communities in Ventura County and serves high volumes of regional and local traffic. Nearly half the of the County’s population lives and works in the 101 corridor. As a result, many of us spend valuable time each day sitting in traffic congestion on the freeway and surface streets in our local communities. Because 101 Communities Connected will examine how to accommodate current and future travel patterns, the study will help improve mobility for all corridor communities for decades to come.

What is the project schedule?

July 2019 — Jan. 2020

Evaluate existing traffic conditions & potential improvements

Jan. 2020

Public workshops

Feb. — July 2020

Evaluate & prioritize multimodal transportation improvement projects

August 24, 2020

Project Update Presentation Available for Viewing

July — October 2020

Finalize 101 Multimodal Corridor Plan & Project List

This schedule is subject to change. Please check back here for updates, or contact [email protected] or 805-642-1591 x 119 for more information.


During the study, we need to hear from you. What is your vision for improving mobility in the 101 corridor? What would help you travel around your community more safely and efficiently? Learning from local residents, students and workers about where transportation improvements are needed is the most important part of 101 Communities Connected.

101 Communities Connected Project Update

We are excited to share the latest findings of the 101 Communities Connected study. Technical analysis along with public input has helped us classify a list of potential multimodal improvements, including highway, transit, bike and pedestrian projects.

Draft Report and Appendix

101 Communities Connected Final Draft Report

Video Presentations

Project Update
Project Update (Traducción Española)
Existing & Future Conditions
Outreach, Goals and Performance
Project List and Plan Evaluation
Plan Implementation and Future Uncertainty

Contact Us

Caitlin Brooks, Project Manager
Ventura County Transportation Commission
[email protected]
805-642-1591 x 119


How is this study related to the project called Our Future 101?

Our Future 101 is an alternatives analysis and environmental assessment for specific highway improvements on the mainline of the freeway. These include, for example, adding regular, carpool, or auxiliary lanes and ramps. 101 Communities Connected will examine more than just the U.S. 101 freeway. It will take a more general and high-level view of the broader three-mile radius around the 101 to develop a list of potential multimodal improvements for highway, transit, bikes and pedestrians, which will be coordinated to provide the most efficient overall mobility for all County residents that use the corridor.

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