The City of Pittsburg has initiated a General Plan amendment project intended to ensure compliance with Assembly Bill 1358, commonly referred to as the, “Complete Streets Act of 2008.” This proposal also includes an update to General Plan Figure 7.4 and Table 7.5 to ensure compliance with the 2009 Contra Costa Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.
The Complete Streets Act of 2008 requires that jurisdictions update the Circulation Element of their General Plans in order to plan for a balanced, multimodal transportation network that meets the needs of all users of streets, roads, and highways. Additionally, cities and counties seeking funding through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s (MTC) One Bay Area Grant (OBAG) Program are expected to show compliance with Complete Streets policies by January, 2016. MTC via OBAG is a potentially major source for transportation funding. Meeting eligibility requirements would allow the City to apply for local street and roads preservation, safe routes to schools, pedestrians and bicycle improvements, and transportation for livable community funds.
For more information about Complete Streets and MTC funding through OBAG, please visit http://www.mtc.ca.gov/planning/complete_streets/
Proposed Text Amendments:
An inventory of existing General Plan goals and policies related to the principles of complete streets has been prepared by City Staff. Included within this inventory are proposed amendments to existing goals and policies that are tentatively proposed to ensure that all design principles identified within the Complete Streets Act and by MTC are met. The proposed amendments are considered relatively minor, and are intended to clarify or enhance existing policies that were found to be related to MTC’s principles, but did not adequately establish a link between the goal/policy and the requirements of Complete Streets.
In addition to the proposed text amendments, General Plan Figure 7.4 and Table 7.5 are proposed to be updated to reflect the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) adopted Contra Costa Countywide Bicycle Plan (CBPP) and bicycle facility improvements proposed and previously completed throughout the City of Pittsburg Planning Area. For more information about CCTA and the CBPP, please visit http://www.ccta.net/
Upcoming Meetings/Public Reviews:
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact the City using the contact information provided below.
Jordan Davis, Associate Planner
City of Pittsburg, Planning Division
65 Civic Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Phone: (925) 252-4015
Fax: (925) 252-4814