San Pablo Avenue Complete Streets Project

San Pablo Avenue Photo
San Pablo Avenue

Project Information

Project Number: 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.

View the County's Complete Streets Policy (PDF)

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 (PDF)

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 was approved by the Board of Supervisors in June 2018. Project is currently seeking funding for next phase.

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.

Phillips 66 Refinery
Bike East Bay
Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA)
NuStar Energy
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD)
Bayo Vista
CTP Planning & Economics (Consultant to CCTA)
Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
Arup (Consultant to CCCPWD)
Rodeo Municipal Advisory Council (Rodeo MAC)
Contra Costa County Supervisor Federal Glover's Office, District 5
West Contra Costa Transportation Advisory Committee (WCCTAC)
Crockett Improvement Association (CIA)
Contra Costa County Health Services
Contra Costa County Department of Conservation and Development (CCCDCD)
Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC)
Western Contra Costa Transit Authority (WestCAT)
Contra Costa County Public Works Department (CCCPWD)

Community Meetings: 
Meeting Flyer - September 29, 2016 at the Crockett Community Center (PDF)
Community Meeting #2 Presentation (PDF)

Meeting Flyer – February 8, 2016 at the Rodeo Senior Center (PDF)
Community Meeting #1 Presentation (PDF)

Project Documents: