Countywide Bike and Pedestrian Plan
In October 2009, the Authority adopted its first update to the Contra Costa Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The 2009 CBPP addresses a number of changes affecting walking and bicycling in Contra Costa that have taken place since adoption of the original CBPP in December 2003. It:
- Refined the vision, goals and policies in the original CBPP
- Outlined an approach for programming Measure J Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trail Facilities and other bicycle and pedestrian funds
- Addressed MTC's "routine accommodation" policy (adopted June 2006) and other new regional, state and federal policies
- Updated data on existing conditions, especially collisions and commuting
- Refined the list of recommended projects and programs in the plan and
- Identified actions for carrying the plan's goals and policies.
As with the 2003 CBPP, the update will help local jurisdictions become eligible for Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA) funds and help support other funding applications.
The 2009 CBPP
The 2009 CBPP can be downloaded either as a single pdf document or as separate chapters and appendices.
Chapters and Appendices
- Executive Summary
- Chapter 1 - Introduction [PDF - 643 KB]
- Chapter 2 - Existing Conditions [PDF - 1.7 MB]
- Chapter 3 - Relationship to Other Plans [PDF - 548 KB]
- Chapter 4 - Goals and Policies [PDF - 579 KB]
- Chapter 5 - Pedestrian Facilities [PDF - 942 KB]
- Chapter 6 - Bicycle Facilities [PDF - 6.7 MB]
- Chapter 7 - Support Programs [PDF - 3.8 MB]
- Chapter 8 - Other Tools for Local Agencies [PDF - 814 KB]
- Chapter 9 - Implementation [PDF - 624 KB]
- Appendix A - Bicycle Demand Forecasting [PDF - 141 KB]
- Appendix B - Local Planning for Pedestrians [PDF - 339 KB]
- Appendix C - Local Bicycle Data [PDF - 585 KB]
- Appendix D - Local Bicycle Networks [PDF - 85 KB] (maps are available separately -- see below)
- Appendix E - Local Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects [PDF - 1.2 MB]
- Maps of the Countywide Bikeway Network [PDF - 9.5 MB]
Maps of existing and planned bicycle facilities for individual jurisdictions are also available for download.
Issues and Options Report
The Authority previously released the Issues and Options Report, the first review document in the process of updating the CBPP, in July 2008. The report summarized the data we've collected from local agencies so far, outlined possible changes to key sections of the Plan including revised goals and policies, new prioritization methods, and model policies and checklists that the plan could include, and provided a foundation for community input.