Active Transportation

About 13 percent of all trips in the county are made by bike and on foot, and many more walking and biking trips are made to connect to transit. To maximize the safety and comfort for people biking and walking in Alameda County, Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC) is developing a Countywide Active Transportation Plan, which will serve as an update to our 2012 Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans. The Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans describe the state of walking and biking in Alameda County and establish a vision for a more walkable and bikeable county. They guide countywide funding policy and program decisions by establishing the countywide priorities for bicycle and pedestrian capital projects and programs, and a set of implementation actions. Bicycling and walking are essential components of the transportation system in Alameda County.

The 2018 Countywide Active Transportation Plan will describe the state of walking and biking in Alameda County and establish a vision for a more walkable and bikeable county; it will also consider improvements to transit access. This Plan will guide countywide funding policy and program decisions by establishing the countywide priorities for bicycle and pedestrian capital projects and programs, and a set of implementation actions.

For more information contact
Chris G. Marks, Alameda CTC Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Coordinator
510.208.7453
cmarks@alamedactc.org

The Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans were adopted in October 2012 by the Alameda CTC Commission. The plans and plan maps can be viewed here:

Vision System Maps only: North | Central | South | East Vision Network Maps only: North | Central | South | East

2012 Plan Implementation

The 2012 plans identified 70 implementation actions. These actions provide concrete next steps to ensure the vision and goals of the plans are realized. Successful completion of these actions is subject to resource and funding availability as well as partnership with local jurisdictions, other public agencies and other organizations. The 2018 Active Transportation Plan will assess implementation progress on these actions and set forth a new action plan for the next 5-10 years.

Previous Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans

Alameda CTC provides bicycle/pedestrian technical assistance to local jurisdictions via publications, webinars, working groups, trainings and conferences.

Toolkits, White Papers, and Best Practice Research

Alameda CTC has developed various resources to assist local jurisdictions in different aspects of bicycle and pedestrian planning.

Contact Matthew Bomberg with any questions about these resources.

Pedestrian-Bicycle Working Group

The Pedestrian-Bicycle Working Group (Ped-Bike Working Group) consists of bicycle and pedestrian planning and engineering staff from local cities, agencies and non-profit organizations. The group provides a forum for information sharing and meets quarterly at Alameda CTC's offices. Topics at past PBWG meetings have included:

  • Street Design for Life Safety (Complete Streets and Emergency Response)
  • Improving Active Transportation Program Grant Applications
  • Sustainable Streets (Complete Streets and Stormwater Infrastructure)
  • Integrating Repaving Programs and Bikeway Implementation

Contact Matthew Bomberg to obtain materials from past PBWG

Training and Conferences

Alameda CTC occasionally holds workshops and conferences to inform local jurisdictions and other interested parties about developments in bicycle and pedestrian policy and practice. Past events include: