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Active Transportation Plan
Phofo of Bicyclists at Plaza eLockers
Contact
Emily Alter
Community Development Analyst


Ph: (510) 215-4385

The City, with funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Transportation Development Act Article 3 Pedestrian and Bicycle Project program, is undergoing a comprehensive update to the 2007 Circulation Plan for Bicyclists and Pedestrians. Intended to reflect new and innovative design standards and traffic control methods, the update builds off the City's 2009 ADA Transition Plan and 2013 Climate Action Plan, and will take into account the City of Richmond's Bicycle Master Plan and the City of Albany's Active Transportation Plan.

The draft Plan proposes nine focus area projects, revised bicycle and pedestrian networks, a policy toolkit and program framework to making walking and biking easier in El Cerrito. The nine focus area projects are:
  • BART to Bay Trail Access Improvements at Central Avenue, Carlson Boulevard, and Cerrito Creek Connections between Plaza BART and the Bay Trail
  • Ohlone Greenway Crossing Improvements - Citywide
  • Citywide Wayfinding at Key Walking and Biking Routes
  • Arlington Boulevard Pedestrian Improvements
  • East Side Bicycle Boulevard - Blake Street, Norvell Street, Schmidt Lane, Richmond Street,
  • Moeser Lane, Norvell Street, Lincoln Avenue, Albemarle Street, Behrens Street
  • Wayfinding associated with East Side Bicycle Boulevard
  • Key Boulevard Improvements - between Humboldt Street and Hill Street
  • Fairmount Avenue Improvements - between Carlson Boulevard and Colusa Avenue
  • Potrero Avenue Improvements - between western City Limit and Ohlone Greenway

Active Transportation Plan Public Draft
The City has released the draft Active Transportation Plan for public comment. Hard copies of the Plan are available for review at El Cerrito City Hall, Community Center and Library.
Active Transportation Plan Public Draft
Appendix A: Crosswalk Policy
Appendix B: Relationship to Other Plans
Appendix C: Conformance with ATP Guidelines
Appendix D: Active Transportation & Transit
Appendix E: Grant Funding Sources
Appendix F: Kearney Bike Boulevard Fact Sheet

Comments will be accepted through July 17th, 2015. Comments may be submitted via email to the Public Works Department or via mail to Attn: Public Works Dept, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.

Active Transportation Plan Draft CEQA IS/MND
The City has developed a draft CEQA Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration.  Copies of the draft IS/MND are available for review at the El Cerrito City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Avenue; the El Cerrito Branch of the Contra Costa County Library, 6510 Stockton Avenue, El Cerrito Avenue; and, the El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane.

Draft Active Transportation Plan IS/MND
Notice of Intent to Adopt a MND

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: The 30-day public review period for the Draft IS/MND will take place from June 29, 2014 through July 29, 2014. Comments may be submitted via email to the Public Works Department or via mail to City of El Cerrito, Attn: Public Works, 10890 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA 94530.


Additional Information
The City is hosting a Community Open House to provide information about the planning process and review the focus area projects. The Community Open House will include information about providing public comment on the draft Active Transportation Plan and will be an opportunity to provide comments to date. 

July 23rd, 2013 - 4-Plan Vision, Opportunities and Needs Workshop

Community Workshop #1 Presentation
Community Workshop #1 Boards

October 19th, 2013 - 4-Plan Preliminary Concepts and Recommendations Workshop
Community Workshop #2 Presentation
Community Workshop #2 Posters

July 1st, 2015 - Draft Plan Community Open House
Community Open House Presentation
Community Open House Posters

Background Documents

2007 Circulation Plan for Bicyclists and Pedestrians (pdf, 9.55 MB)

For more information...
For more information about the Active Transportation Plan or to receive future notifications about the Plan, please contact Emily Alter, Community Development Analyst at 510-215-4385.



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