In January 2020, the City hired Alta Planning + Design (Alta) to update the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (Master Plan). The current master plan document (Draft Plan) was developed in 2011, and it remained in draft form pending the start of the City’s General Plan Update (which ultimately started in 2019). Nevertheless, the Draft Plan provided guidance for much of the City’s bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements over the past nine years, including the recent bike lane or sidewalk installations along Contra Costa Boulevard, Geary Road, Oak Park Boulevard, Boyd Road, Elinora Drive, Pleasant Hill Road, Woodsworth Lane, and North Main Street. The Draft Plan also identified the various completed trail crossing improvements along the Contra Costa Canal Trail and EBMUD Trail. Given the large number of improvements that were completed since 2011, the Draft Plan needs to be updated to identify the next phase of bicycle and pedestrian improvements, incorporate current policies and design standards in regards to bicycle and pedestrian accommodation, and identify updated funding options for future project implementation.
The Draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is now available to download in the Document section below. The public comment period closed on September 18, 2020, and the document was discussed at the Traffic Safety Commission on September 22, 2020. A revised draft document will be presented in 2021 as part of the ongoing General Plan Update process, with additional opportunity for public review and comment.
Project Schedule (Tentative)
|Updating existing facility mapping|
|Draft Goals, Policies, and Objectives presented to Traffic Safety Commission|
|April – May|
|Public Input Period|
|Present Progress Update to Traffic Safety Commission|
Drafting new Master Plan document
|Submit the draft Master Plan to the General Plan Update team for incorporation|
|September 2020||Release Draft Master Plan and Present to Traffic Safety Commission on September 22 for review and recommendation|
|2021||Pending General Plan Update, present draft Master Plan to Planning Commission and City Council for review and final adoption|
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Please email any public comments on the Draft Document to firstname.lastname@example.org. Public comments will be accepted through September 18, 2020 and can also be presented at the September 22 Traffic Safety Commission meeting.