Transit First Policy

It is the official policy of the City of El Cerrito to encourage and promote the use of public transit among El Cerrito residents and visitors, and expedite the movement of transit vehicles. The City has directed the Planning Commission, the Design Review Board and the Community Development Department to consider and incorporate various methods of expediting transit service and encouraging greater use of transit.

Some of the specific methods for accomplishing these goals are:
  • Evaluation of automobile turning movements that conflict with transit vehicles
  • Consideration of transit preemption
  • Evaluation and optimization of bus stop locations, designs and maintenance
  • Provision of improvements to facilitate pedestrian and bicycle access to transit stops.