Hector J. Rojas, AICP, Senior Planner
The California Transportation Commission will be awarding $312,000 in 2017 ATP Augmentation funding to the City of Pittsburg for preparation of the Pittsburg Active Transportation and Safe Routes Plan. Among the Plan’s objectives are:
- decreasing vehicle miles traveled by increasing the proportion of trips accomplished by biking and walking;
- increasing the safety and mobility of pedestrians and bicyclists of all ages and abilities;
- supporting the region’s greenhouse gas reduction goals; and
- improving public health outcomes, especially for residents living in areas identified as a disadvantaged community.
The City of Pittsburg will be looking to partner with Pittsburg Unified School District, Contra Costa Health Services, and First 5 Contra Costa to develop the Plan.
On October 16, 2017, the City of Pittsburg released a request for proposals (RFP) from consultants interested in helping the City prepare the Plan. An amended RFP was subsequently released on November 2, 2017. Consultant responses to the RPF are due by 4:00 PM on November 10, 2017. The City expects to select a consultant and begin the community engagement and plan development process in Spring 2018.