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.