Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Plan

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The Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Plan will be a visionary and comprehensive planning document to improve safety and mobility for bicyclists on and across the State transportation network in the Bay Area region.

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Caltrans Bike Plan

About the Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Plan

What is the Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Plan?

The Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Plan is a visionary and comprehensive planning document that will result in a list of projects and strategies to improve safety and mobility for bicyclists on and across the State transportation network in District 4.

Why is the Bicycle Plan important to the Bay Area?

Caltrans updated its mission and goals on safety and sustainability and set a target to triple bicycling by 2020. With more than 700 miles of freeways and expressways and over 1500 miles of non-freeway State highways throughout District 4, Caltrans has an opportunity to help remove barriers to bicycling. Bicycle facilities that are safe, comfortable and convenient can help:


  • Improve public health and promote active lifestyles;
  • Create connections that allow people to bike to work, school, or transit; and
  • Reduce traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions.
The Bicycle Plan will help guide decision makers and Caltrans staff in developing projects and programs to enhance bicycle safety and mobility throughout District 4. It will also be a valuable reference and informational source for Caltrans local partners and the general public.

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How does the District 4 Bicycle Plan relate to the California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan?

The District 4 Bicycle Plan builds on the goals and objectives being developed in the policy-level California State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, with specific projects and strategies for the State transportation network in District 4.

How can bicycle safety and mobility be enhanced on the State transportation network?

There are many potential strategies to make bicycling safer and more comfortable for those who depend on or choose to bike, such as:
  • Dedicated bikeways and paths,
  • Traffic calming measures to reduce automobile speeds where bicyclists are present,
  • First and last mile connections to transit; and,
  • Improved connectivity of bike networks with enhanced crossings and intersections.

Get Involved

To develop a Bicycle Plan that reflects the needs and priorities of Bay Area communities, Caltrans will seek input from a wide range of constituents, advocates and agency partners.

Caltrans District 4 is leading the planning process, with the close involvement of multiple stakeholders:

1. The Technical Advisory Committee, comprised of local and regional agency and stakeholder representatives, will provide diverse technical knowledge and input about policy needs.

2. Residents across the Bay Area will share their ideas and input for improving bicycle safety and mobility on and around the State transportation network. Focus groups will be held to reach out to under-represented communities.

3. Bicycle advocates and community-based organizations will advise on regional and local priorities for bicycle mobility and safety. 4. Major employers and colleges/universities in the region will provide input about the commuting needs of their employees and students, as well as ideas for increasing bicycle mobility.

Ultimately, all District 4 residents have a role in making biking safer and easier for everyone. The initial round of community outreach and workshops will take place in early 2017 at various locations throughout the region.

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Process + Schedule

The planning process for the Caltrans District 4 Bicycle Plan will be informed by input from stakeholders and the public. Key milestones in the process include:

1. Formation of a Technical Advisory Committee (Fall 2016)
2. Development of an interactive bike map
3. Assessment of related plans and policies, existing conditions, and current local and county bicycle plans (Fall 2016/ Winter 2017)
4. Community workshops, focus groups and surveys to solicit input regarding bicycle needs and priorities (Winter 2017)
5. Development of a vision, goals and objectives (Winter 2017)
6. Identification and prioritization of bicycle needs (Spring 2017)
7. Assessment of implementation needs and recommendations for funding (Spring 2017)
8. Draft District 4 Bicycle Plan (Fall 2017)
9. Public outreach and review of draft (Fall 2017)
10. Final Plan (Winter 2018)

View the Process and Schedule Graphic to learn aboutthe schedule and planning process.

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