Public Workshops Announced for Contra Costa Transportation Plan Update

Contra Costa County has resumed the groundwork to reauthorize its Measure J transportation plan, with an eye toward the 2016 election. Bike East Bay submitted the below comprehensive list of priority bikeway improvements throughout the County for their consideration in updating the Countywide Transportation Plan (CTP) in 2014-2015 and in developing an expenditure plan for the reauthorization of Measure J. Since then, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority has developed a Comprehensive Transportation Project List (CTPL), from which Measure J reauthorization projects will be pulled next year.

There are several ways you can participate:

  • Come to a public workshop to hear more about the CTP process and give your feedback. Scheduled workshops:
    • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7pm: Assembly Hall at Civic Park Community Center, 1375 Civic Drive, Walnut Creek
    • Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7pm: City Council Chambers, Pittsburg Civic Center 65 Civic Avenue, Pittsburg
    • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7pm: Veteran’s Memorial Building, 3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Lafayette
    • Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 1:30pm: Richmond Convention Center, Bermuda Room (enter from Nevin St.), 403 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond
    • Monday, September 22, 2014 at 7pm: Hercules Community Center (Gym), 2001 Refugio Valley Road, Hercules
  • Check out CCTA?s online public engagement tool at www.KeepContraCostaMoving.net to tell us your priorities, share your bright ideas, and see what other ideas your neighbors are talking about.
  • Call 925.256.4720 to request that a paper copy of CCTA’s online public engagement tool be mailed to you.

Take a look at the Comprehensive Transportation Project List and let us know if any of the below projects and programs are missing or if there are any additional projects you would like submitted. Contact Dave Campbell with your feedback.

Our vision of a high-quality, connected bikeway network in Contra Costa County includes:

  • Completing the Regional Bikeway Network
  • East Bay Bike Share system
  • Bike stations at every BART station (10 Contra Costa stations)
  • Safe Routes to Schools

The Regional Bikeway Network is key to the success of all of these projects and itself is made up of many gap closure projects, such as:

West Contra Costa gap closures

  • Richmond Greenway overcrossing of train tracks at 23rd St
  • Point Richmond to Point Molate bridge connection
  • Bay Trail gap closures in Pt. Pinole to Carquinez Strait
  • El Cerrito Plaza BART to Bay Trail connection
  • Completion of Richmond Greenway to Richmond Parkway Trail
  • Complete Wildcat Creek Trail

Central Contra Costa gap closures

  • Olympic Blvd Corridor bike-ped connection
  • Martinez to Iron Horse Trail connection
  • Pleasant Hill-Concord connection over 680
  • Pleasant Hill short cut path from BART to Concord
  • Walnut Creek BART to downtown/Iron Horse Trail connection
  • North Concord BART to Willow Pass along SR 4
  • Monument Blvd complete street

LaMorInda gap closures

  • Fish Ranch Road to Orinda BART
  • St. Stevens Trail to Lafayette connection

East Contra Costa gap closures

  • Willow Pass to Delta de Anza Trail connection
  • Railroad Avenue Bikeway
  • Mokelumne Aquaduct Trail crossing of SR 4 at Lone Tree Way
  • Delta Trail: Antioch to Oakley
  • California Canal Trail gap closures

Southwest Contra Costa gap closures

  • Bike-ped bridge over Bollinger Canyon
  • Bike-ped bridge over Crow Canyon
  • Bike-ped bridge over Sycamore Rd

Operations/Maintenance of Regional Bikeway Network

  • Funding for pathway maintenance: $2 million/yr
  • Crossing upgrades at major arterials: 131 crossing upgrades on 6 major pathways
  • Trail use data collection

Contra Costa is joining many counties around the country to replace lost state and federal transportation funds with local sales tax funds in order to keep the system moving. Bike East Bay will continue working with the CCTA to ensure an expenditure plan includes a fair share for bikes, a strategy that has already worked with Measure BB in Alameda County.