San Pablo Avenue Complete Streets Project


Project Information
Project No.:  0662-6R4142
Supervisory District: 5

Project Limits:
  Lone Tree Point in Rodeo to the Carquinez Bridge in Crockett

Project Description:
The purpose of the project is to conduct a feasibility study along San Pablo Avenue to incorporate bicycle and pedestrian improvements between Rodeo and Crockett. The existing four lane road has excess capacity under current traffic volumes which could provide an opportunity to reduce the travel lanes and turn the extra vehicle lanes into bicycle and pedestrian facilities. This segment is approximately 3 miles and would provide connection to existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities on either end and also serve as a segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail alignment. The goal of the study is to identify a preferred alternative for the corridor to aide in seeking future funding for implementation.

What is a “Complete Street”?
A “Complete Street” is a transportation facility that is planned, designed, operated, and maintained to provide safe mobility for all users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, transit vehicles, truckers, and  motorists, appropriate to the function and context of the facility. It provides safe, convenient and comfortable travel and access for users of all ages and abilities. Every complete street looks different, according to its context, community preferences, the types of road users, and their needs.  
Click here to view the County's Complete Streets Policy
Road Diets
The project proposes to implement a Road Diet along San Pablo Avenue to convert the existing four-lane, undivided roadway into a three-lane roadway with two through lanes and an interchangeable center lane to be used as a turn lane, two-way left turn lane, median, or truck climbing lane. Road Diets have been shown to improve safety and increase mobility. More information on the benefits of Road Diets can be found on the Federal Highway Administration website:
FHWA Road Diet Mythbusters Fact Sheet

Study Funding:
The County has received a Priority Development Area (PDA) Planning Grant through the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA).
The study began in August 2015 and the Final Study is expected to be completed in Summer 2017.
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC):

A TAC has been formed to provide input to the study. Stakeholders from the following agencies and communities are represented on the TAC.

Contra Costa County (CCC)
West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC)
Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA)
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD)
Bike East Bay
Phillips 66 Refinery
NuStar Energy
Rodeo Municipal Advisory Council (Rodeo MAC)
Crockett Improvement Association (CIA)
Bayo Vista

Community Meetings:
Meeting Flyer - September 29, 2016 at the Crockett Community Center
Community Meeting #2 Presentation
Meeting Flyer – February 8, 2016 at the Rodeo Senior Center
Community Meeting #1 Presentation

Project Documents:

Contact Us

Nancy Wein
Senior Civil Engineer
Transportation Engineering
Ph:(925) 313-2275