The project will provide continuous sidewalks and bike lanes throughout the corridor. The project will also consider future/existing bus stop locations, on-street parking and sidewalk treatments, such as bulb outs and median refuge islands, while also improving access consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Once a two-lane rural road, Appian Way has been improved incrementally in
segments as Contra Costa County has developed. As a consequence, physical conditions within the corridor are varied. There are numerous existing gaps in pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The purpose of the project is to enhance community identity by providing safe conditions for all modes of travel (bike, pedestrian, transit, vehicular).
Preliminary engineering is funded by Contra Costa County. The County is seeking funding for the final design, environmental, right of way, and construction phases.