Walnut Creek West Downtown Study Update on Bike Access, Parking, Circulation

Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

On Thursday, August 24th, the City of Walnut Creek’s Planning and Transportation Commissions will have a study session to review Chapters 6 (Parking) and 8 (Vehicular Circulation) from the draft West Downtown Specific Plan.  These chapters provide a summary of parking standards, parking supply, and parking management strategies for the West Downtown plan area, and list the specific intersection improvements that will be required in West Downtown to handle vehicle traffic upon buildout of the development program.

What We Want

We are pushing for protected bike lanes on the main arterial streets in the West Downtown Plan study area. These streets include California Avenue, Mt. Diablo Blvd and Olympic Blvd. There is major push back on our ask, as some staff and decisionmakers feel that protected bike lanes would remove too much on-street car parking, and negatively affect downtown businesses. Quite the contrary, protected bike lanes make streets safer and more inviting for people and thereby attract more people, increase sales at local businesses. Learn more at People Mean Business.

When and Where

Thursday, August 24, 2017
6:00 pm
Third Floor Conference Room, City Hall
1666 N Main Street

The meeting agenda and staff report will be available Friday on the City’s website at http://www.walnut-creek.org/government/city-clerk/public-meetings-video-audio.

More on our Bike Lanes for Downtown Walnut Creek Campaign.

For More Information

Andrew M. Smith
Senior Planner – Long Range & Transportation Planning
City of Walnut Creek - Planning Division
1666 North Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA  94596
(925) 943-5899 x2213

For general information, please call (925) 256-3558

or visit www.walnut-creek.org/developmentcenter