Transportation Studies


The City of El Cerrito invites you to discuss parking patterns, design, access and mobility improvements on San Pablo Avenue and adjacent commercial areas, that will increase safety, accessibility and connectivity among pedestrians, bicyclists, vehicles and transit that supports all users.


The San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan, adopted in 2014, laid the groundwork for development and increased economic activity along the San Pablo Avenue corridor. The City is currently working to move forward many of the parking and transportation components of the Plan through the San Pablo On-Street Parking Study and Complete Streets Project. The goal of these projects is to create a more vibrant and connected community to maintain and increase access to commercial districts, local businesses, transit, parking and neighborhoods.

The City’s Resident Parking Permit (RPP) Program was established in 1995 to prioritize parking for residents near the City’s two BART stations. The City has designated two areas of town, near Del Norte and Plaza BART stations, where 4-hour residential parking restrictions may be applied.  When the City adopted the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan in 2014, it aimed to attract both new housing and commercial activity to the San Pablo Avenue corridor.  The City is currently undertaking a study of parking in its commercial areas and near the BART stations to look at both current and future needs and utilization in the commercial areas and near San Pablo Avenue and the BART stations.  It has been over two decades since inception of the RPP and we are looking to residents in these areas for feedback to highlight both success and challenges and identify parking strategies for the future.



To view the final report, you can download the document here.


Join us to discuss:

On-Street Parking Study 

  • Existing on-street parking conditions and opportunities as they affect you and your neighborhood.
  • Learn about the results from our on-street data collection analysis and provide input on parking concerns.
  • Help develop future parking strategy recommendations.  

Complete Streets

We are beginning detailed design of access and mobility improvements on San Pablo Avenue between Lincoln and Potrero Avenues, and invite you to learn about our preliminary concepts, including:

  • Safety improvements for people walking, such as flashing beacons to attract attention to people crossing and curb bulbs to reduce crossing distances. 
  • Buffered bike lanes, which will improve safety for people biking by creating more predictable interactions between people driving and biking.
  • Bus bulbs to improve the comfort of people waiting for the bus and improve transit speed and reliability by allowing buses to stop in the travel lane.

To learn more about Complete Streets, click here


Business owners meetings:

Please join us at one of the meetings below to discuss our On-Street Parking Study and Complete Streets:
  • Downtown - September 13, 2018 between 4PM - 5:30PM at Nong Thon Restaurant, 10086 San Pablo Avenue (presentation here)
  • Uptown - September 19, 2018 between 4PM - 5:30PM at Del Norte Place, 11720 San Pablo Avenue, Ste. D (presentation here)

The Complete Streets presentation is available here and the Fact Sheet can be viewed here.

meeting for Residential parking permit holders:

Please join us at the meeting below to discuss the On-Street Parking Study:
  • September 20, 2018 between 7PM - 8:30PM at City Hall, Council Chambers (presentation here)

community meeting:

Please join us to discuss On-Street Parking Study, recommendations and Complete Streets on:

  • October 11, 2018 between 7PM - 8:30PM at City Hall, Council Chambers (see meeting flyer here)

On-Street Parking Study 

The Parking Study presentation is available here.

Complete Streets

For more information, please download the documents below.


  • February 5, 2019 - 7pm at City Hall, Council Chambers (click here to access the City Council Agenda)

If you are unable to attend and wish to provide feedback, please contact Aissia Ashoori, Community Development Analyst, at: or 510.215.4361.



Please visit the website here.

To view the development map, click here.

Questions or comments?

Please contact the Community Development Department at: 510.215.4361 or