The Alameda County Transportation Commission has historically invested in many different types of transportation networks. The Countywide Bikeways Network creates a new vision for a cohesive, consistent, and connected network of high-quality bicycle facilities throughout Alameda County. It builds off priorities already identified in the agency’s past planning, including the Countywide Transportation Plan and the Countywide Active Transportation Plan found below to form a cohesive network of safe and comfortable bike routes of countywide importance. The Countywide Bikeways Network Summary Report describes the development process and background. Links to key implementation resources, including the network map, approved by the Commission on May 25, 2022 and the All Ages and Abilities Policy and Design Expectations are located below:
- Countywide Bikeways Network Map
The Alameda County Transportation Commission has historically invested in many different types of transportation networks including: freight rail, transit, freeway and highway networks. In May, 2022 the Commission adopted the 400-mile Countywide Bikeways Network. The network creates a new vision for a cohesive, consistent, and connected network of high-quality bicycle facilities throughout Alameda County.
- All Ages and Abilities Policy
The Alameda CTC All Ages and Abilities Policy, approved December 2022, sets the highest expectation for safety and comfort on the Countywide Bikeways Network to ensure people of all ages and physical abilities are safe and feel safe walking, biking, rolling, and riding transit. The policy also encourages a planning framework that prioritizes transit throughout the network and acknowledges the complicated nature of corridor planning and multimodal tradeoffs. It also conforms to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s policy requiring projects on the regional Active Transportation Network (of which the Countywide Bikeways Network is a subset) applying for regional discretionary transportation funding or support to incorporate design principles based on the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) Contextual Guidance for Selecting All Ages and Abilities Bikeways. The All Ages and Abilities Policy does not apply to projects funded or submitted for funding prior to the approval of the policy by the Commission in December 2022.
- Design Guide
To achieve a truly safe and comfortable network, Alameda CTC has further articulated Countywide Bikeways Design Expectations, that identify more specific design principles and parameters meant to advance high-quality bikeways. To help jurisdictions meet the Design Expectations, Alameda CTC launched an online design resource in December 2022, and updated in April 2023 with detailed strategies pulled from design best practices and guidance.
- Bikeways Academy
As part of the implementation of the Countywide Bikeways network, Alameda CTC is conducting a series of technical trainings and information exchanges for local jurisdiction and agency staff. This Bikeways Academy will include sessions on Phased Implementation of Bikeways, Operations and Maintenance, as well a discussion of the basics of design, along with other training opportunities. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org