Policy T-1.9.5

From the Transportation Element of the General Plan, Concord’s top-level policy document, as amended in 2013:

Policy T-1.9.5: Prioritize pedestrian, bicycle, and automobile safety over vehicle speed and level-of-service at intersections and along roadways.

(Level of Service means preventing delay of motor traffic.)

T-1.9.5 is a policy, not a general aspiration.  It creates a legally actionable obligation, and commits the City to make sure all our streets are safe for people walking, bicycling, or driving, even in cases where the only way to achieve this means motor traffic will be slowed or delayed – a decent, human ranking of priorities.

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  1. Policy T-1.1.2: Maintain and upgrade transportation systems to provide smooth flow of traffic, minimize vehicle emissions, and save energy.
    Transportation improvements should be consistent with statewide greenhouse gas reduction goals established by Assembly Bill 32, and the land use and transportation policy initiatives established by Senate Bill 375.

    Policy T-1.1.7: Provide a high level of multimodal connectivity in the design of the citywide transportation system, particularly in the Concord Reuse Project area.
    The roadway, bicycle, pedestrian, and transit network to be developed on the Reuse Project site should provide convenient multimodal access from this area to adjoining neighborhoods, the City, and the region.

    Policy T-1.1.12: Establish efficient linkages to the regional transportation system for all modes of travel.

    Policy T-1.1.18: Monitor transportation facility performance as a part of development review and CEQA compliance as development occurs; include bicycle and pedestrian performance, in addition to vehicle performance in this
    monitoring.
    Bicycle and pedestrian performance can be monitored using Multimodal Level of Service calculations or other appropriate methods such as walk or bike audits, surveys, and review of bicycle and pedestrian facility design.

    Policy T-1.3.1 Work with employers to develop Transportation Demand Management plans to increase carpooling and encourage the use of public transportation, bicycling, and walking; consider other trip-reduction approaches such as telecommuting, shuttles, and transit passes.

    Policy T-1.3.2: Continue to promote a wide variety of transportation alternatives and modes to serve all residents and businesses to enhance the quality of life.

    Policy T-1.3.3: Ensure that streets are designed to balance the needs of multiple travel modes, including vehicles, pedestrians, bicycles, and transit.

    Also, pretty much every policy under Principle T-1.4: Provide Complete Streets that Serve Residents and Visitors Using All Modes of Transportation AND Principle T-1.8: Provide a Safe and Comprehensive Bicycle Network.

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