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Active Transportation Plan
(update to 2007 Circulation Plan for Bicyclists & Pedestrians)
The City, with funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Transportation Development Act Article 3 Pedestrian and Bicycle Project program, has developed a comprehensive update to the 2007 Circulation Plan for Bicyclists and Pedestrians.  Intended to reflect current best practices, the update builds off the City's 2009 ADA Transition Plan and 2013 Climate Action Plan, and takes into account the City of Richmond's Bicycle Master Plan and the City of Albany's Active Transportation Plan.

The Plan proposes nine focus area projects, revised bicycle and pedestrian networks, a policy toolkit and program framework to make 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

Download the Final Draft Plan
The City has revised the public draft of the plan to reflect comments received during the public review period.  This document has been divided for easier downloading.  Please note some files are still large and may take a while to download or open:

Final Draft Plan - August 2015
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

Appendix G: Comments Received at Public Workshops

Active Transportation Plan CEQA IS/MND
The City developed a CEQA Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND)

Active Transportation Plan IS/MND
Notice of Intent to Adopt a MND
CEQA Response to Comments Memo
Mitigation Monitoring & Reporting Program Report

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: The 30-day public review period for the Draft IS/MND took place from June 29, 2014 through July 29, 2014.

Additional Information / Background Documents

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

For more information...
For more information about the Active Transportation Plan or to receive future notifications about the Plan, please contact the Public Works Department at (510) 215-4382.