In California, the General Plan has often been described as a "blueprint for future growth" or a "constitution for future development" of a community. The General Plan for Modesto is best described as "a set of instructions on how to build a city." This concept is further underscored by our General Plan's full name, the Modesto Urban Area General Plan.
The Non-Motorized Transportation Master Plan (PDF) was approved by the Modesto City Council in December 2006 and incorporated into the 2008 Urban Area General Plan. The Plan describes existing and proposed bicycle and pedestrian facilities in Modesto.