Regional Plans

A variety of plans are developed by or for the Lake APC. Generally, the plans referenced on this page will be reoccurring plans completed by APC Staff, but may be occasionally accompanied be a project specific plan that was completed by the project consultant.

Public Participation Plan

The Lake APC encourages public participation in the planning and decision making process and holds public hearing whenever an important decision concerning transportation is imminent.

Public Participation Plan – November 2008


Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Plan

The Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Plan identifies existing Non-Emergency Medical Transportation needs, optional services and possible service areas to meet the needs of mental health patients, seniors, persons with developmental disabilities and others in need of this service in Lake County.

Non-Emergency Medical Transportation Plan – February 2011


Lake County 2030 Regional Blueprint Program

Lake County 2030, a comprehensive planning tool that was completed through several phases consisting of outreach to gain knowledge and input by the citizens, local elected officials, local agencies and other stakeholders of their “vision” for Lake County, gathering and developing data for this project, developing a vision and principles, and draft alternative scenarios.  The Final Blueprint Plan was adopted in October 2010 and summarizes all phases of the Lake 2030 Regional Blueprint process. The fourth and fifth phases of the Regional  Blueprint process  developed tools and resources to help local agency staff and project designers, property owners and developers to incorporate Blueprint Principles into planning documents and development project plans.


Lake County Active Transportation Plan

The Lake Area Planning Council developed the Active Transportation Plan in coordination with the County of Lake, the Cities of Clearlake and Lakeport, and the Lake Transit Authority.  With input from community stakeholders and members of the public, the result is a regional vision for improving and integrating the bicycle and pedestrian network.  Due to the unavoidable overlap with the non-motorized element of the existing Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), the Lake Active Transportation Plan will also serve as the non-motorized element in future RTP updates.

Active Transportation Plan for Lake County – December 2016


Regional Bikeway Plan

The Regional Bikeway Plan had been prepared every four years.  The purpose of the plan was been to identify and prioritize proposed commuter bikeway improvements within all jurisdictions of Lake County.  The Regional Bikeway Plan has been supplanted by the Active Transportation Plan which addresses a broader range of potential non-motorized transportation projects eligible for the new ATP funding program.

Past Documents


Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Plan

The RHNA Plan is prepared  in response to statutory requirements, policy direction from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), and mandated deadlines for delivering housing need allocation numbers to local jurisdictions within Lake County. Although Lake APC does not typically deal with housing issues, it has been designated by HCD as the appropriate regional agency to coordinate the housing need allocation process.


Regional Transportation Improvement Program (RTIP)

The RTIP is a capital listing of all transportation projects within the region proposed for programming in the State Transportation Improvement Program over a five-year period for regional transportation planning agencies.  In addition to capital projects, the RTIP may include funding from the region’s share (up to 5% of the Fund Estimate) for planning, programming and monitoring (PPM) activities.

Current Documents


Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

RTPAs are required by Federal and State law to develop Regional Transportation Plans in order to qualify for and receive transportation funding. The RTP is a long-range (20+ year) planning document that is developed through a coordinated effort with local partners, the public and Caltrans. The RTP considers a balanced and multi-modal transportation system. The Plan considers regional issues and includes recommended projects within a financially constrained budget. In rural areas, the RTP must be updated every five years, and include an environmental review pursuant to state law known as California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

The Lake APC updated the Regional Transportation Plan for 2017 in February of 2018. Keep checking in for updates and public participation events coming up in the future.

2017 Regional Transportation Plan

Past Regional Transportation Plans