Build NCC | Bike, Pedestrian, and Community Enhancements

Linking local and regional bike and pedestrian trails to improve coastal access is a key component of Build NCC, which includes projects aimed at improving east-west/north-south connectivity for pedestrians and people on bikes.

Some improvements included under Build NCC include:

  • Building the seven-mile North Coast Bike Trail, which includes new east/west and north/­south bike and pedestrian connections from Solana Beach to Encinitas and a new trail bridge suspended from the San Elijo Lagoon highway bridge.
  • Adding bike/pedestrian paths at the Interstate 5 interchanges at Encinitas Boulevard and Santa Fe Drive.
  • Adding a new pedestrian undercrossing at the south end of the San Elijo Lagoon.
  • Improved access for people walking and biking at the Chesterfield Drive crossing.

For the latest information on sidewalk and bike path closures, view the closure list. To view current San Elijo Lagoon trail closures, please visit

Questions? Call our construction hotline at (844) NCC-0050 or email us at [email protected].

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Learn more about Build NCC:

Project Features

NorthCoastBikeTrail North Coast Bike Trail

Addition of a seven-mile bike trail that will expand the regional bike and pedestrian network.

Status: Construction Completion: 2021

DevonshireStreet Chesterfield Dr. Rail Crossing Improvements

Improvements to rail crossing at Chesterfield Drive to improve access for people walking and biking.

Status: Construction Completed: 2019

I5 Visual Sim Santa Fe Dr. Ped/Bike Improvements

Addition of dedicated bike and pedestrian paths at the Interstate 5 interchange at Santa Fe Dr.

Status: Construction Completion: 2020

DevonshireStreet Encinitas and Santa Fe Drive Improvements

Addition of dedicated bike and pedestrian paths at the Interstate 5 interchange at Encinitas Blvd.

Status: Construction Completion: 2020

bikeSolanaBeach Solana Beach/San Elijo Rail Pedestrian Undercrossing

Addition of a pedestrian rail undercrossing at the southern end of the San Elijo Lagoon.

Status: Completed 2019

SanElijoLagoonBike San Elijo Lagoon Bike/Ped Bridge

Addition of a bike/ped bridge suspended from the new highway bridge at Manchester Avenue for north-south connectivity.

Status: Construction Completion: 2022

Manchester Ave street crossing
Chestnut Avenue Bike/Pedestrian Improvements
Enhancement of crosswalk, sidewalk, and bike path at the Chestnut Avenue intersection allowing increased connectivity.

Status: Construction Completion: 2023

CoastalRailTrailEncinitas Coastal Rail Trail – Encinitas

Improvements to enhance biking and walking connections to several destinations in the Encinitas community.

Status: Construction Completed: 2019

 Vista Point Jellyfish I-5 Vista Point Overlook – Encinitas, CA
Enhancement of architectural design of the pre-existing Interstate 5 (I-5) Vista Point in the shape of a jellyfish in Encinitas, between Birmingham Drive and Manchester Avenue on Southbound I-5, overlooking the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve.

: Construction Completed: 2022 
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