Bike & Pedestrian
Part of CCTA's vision for a balanced, safe, and efficient transportation network includes the encouragement of bicycling and walking in Contra Costa County. The strategies in the Countywide Comprehensive Transportation Plan
(CTP) include requiring local jurisdictions to adopt policies and standards to support walking and bicycling in new developments, supporting pedestrian-oriented developments, investing in trails and walkways, and encouraging local jurisdictions to develop bicycle facilities as part of a coordinated countywide system.
The Authority encourages bicycling and walking in several ways. It oversees programs that provide funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects. These programs include the Pedestrian, Bicycle and Trail Facilities (PBTF) program in Measure J as well as the new Contra Costa Transportation for Livable Communities (TLC) program.
The Authority also oversees some regional funding programs, including the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Program (RBPP) and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) TLC program, that have funded a number of bicycle and pedestrian projects in the county. Besides the new funding programs in Measure J, the revised Growth Management Program (GMP) refocuses some of the local requirements to require local jurisdictions to adopt policies and standards to support walking and bicycling in new developments before they become eligible for a share of local streets funding.
For more on CCTA's committment to bicycle and pedestrian access, please refer to our 2009 Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan