Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan

Project Background

The City of Newark was awarded a grant in the amount of $119,000 from the Alameda County Transportation Commission to develop its first Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan. This grant is through the Measure B Bicycle and Pedestrian Countywide Discretionary Fund Program (Cycle 4). The City’s matching funds are from Measure B pass-through bicycle and pedestrian funds.

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan was approved by Newark City Council on February 23, 2017 and is a comprehensive planning document that provides a vision for Newark’s future biking and walking environment. The plan includes an analysis of existing conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists in Newark and puts forth recommendations for making biking and walking more viable alternatives to automobile use for recreational, school, and work trips. The plan also thoroughly addresses gap closure needs, safety improvements and programs, and improves convenient access to public transit, activity centers, and schools. The ultimate goal is to prioritize and implement infrastructure improvements and educational/enforcement programs that will improve the biking and walking environment in Newark. This will result in reduced traffic congestion and improve the overall health of the community.

If you have any questions, please contact Soren Fajeau at (510) 578-4286 or soren.fajeau@newark.org.