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Biking

Post Date:10/25/2019 9:06 AM

Bicycling provides numerous social, economic, and environmental benefits. It can be a convenient option for all types of trips, including first- and last-mile access to public transit stations and stops, trips to school and work, and shopping and recreation trips. We are committed to making Walnut Creek a safe and friendly place to ride bikes, and are continuously working to improve bike access for all.

Bicycle Maps & Parking     

  • Walnut Creek Bicycle Map
    The Walnut Creek Bicycle Map is a useful guide for anyone making a trip around town. This map contains local resources and contact information to assist in your journey, whether local or regional.

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  • Walnut Creek Open Space Trails Map
    The Walnut Creek Open Space Trails Map provides useful trailhead information, routes, and elevations. If you're planning to walk or bike in Walnut Creek Open Space Areas, this guide is useful and necessary. Remember, bicycles are not allowed on every trail, so you'll want to confirm the route before the trip.

  • 511.org Bike Mapper
    511 Contra Costa has developed an innovative bike mapping system specially designed to find flat, safe, and fast routes anywhere in Contra Costa (with access to mapping for the entire Bay Area). Just enter your start and finish points, and the mapping system will show you the best bike route options!

  • BikeLink Electronic Lockers in Walnut Creek
    Aside from electronic bicycle lockers at the Walnut Creek BART and Pleasant Hill BART Stations, the City of Walnut Creek currently has four electronic bike lockers located in front of City Hall (1666 North Main Street) and two at the North Locust Parking Garage (next to the N California Blvd entrance). To use these secure, electronic lockers, users must first register and obtain a BikeLink card. 

Bikeshare Program

In January 2018, the city council authorized a year-long pilot program to allow up to two stationless bikeshare providers within Walnut Creek. The city partnered with Lime, formerly Limebike, which concluded its bikeshare operations on February 28, 2019. During the pilot period, the program logged traveling over a median distance of one-half mile with a median trip length of 13 minutes. That’s over 25,000 miles traveled. You can learn more about how the program was implemented here.

City staff is exploring ways to continue the effort around the shared micromobility space and hopes to return to council and community members in the coming months to discuss how to provide additional transportation solutions to our residents, workers, and visitors.  

Thank you to all the community members who provided feedback on the pilot program survey. You can find the results here.

Bicycle Plans

Our bicycle plans provide goals, policies, and actions that promote cycling as a desirable transportation alternative to driving.

  • Walnut Creek Bicycle Master Plan (August 2011)
    The Walnut Creek Bicycle Plan provides goals, policies, and actions that promote cycling as a desirable transportation alternative to the automobile. The plan addresses the many aspects of planning and infrastructure that affect bicycling in Walnut Creek. The adopted final version is dated August 2011.

  • Countywide Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan
    In October 2009, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority adopted its first update to the Contra Costa Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The 2009 CBPP addresses a number of changes affecting walking and bicycling in Contra Costa that have taken place since the adoption of the original CBPP in December 2003.

  • Olympic Corridor Trail Connector Study
    The Olympic Corridor Trail Connector Study is a planning effort that identified feasible alignments and a preferred alternative for a pedestrian/bicycle facility connecting two well-used, paved, multiuse regional trails in Contra Costa County, the Lafayette-Moraga Trail and the Iron Horse Trail. The study was led by Contra Costa County and included the City of Walnut Creek and city of Lafayette. To download a copy of the Olympic Corridor Preferred Alignment Report, please click HERE.

  • Treat/I-680 Bike and Pedestrian Access Study
    The proposed project would provide a plan that identifies improvements to serve bicyclists and pedestrians using the Treat Boulevard/I-680 corridor between the Iron Horse Trail, through the Interstate 680 overcrossing near the Contra Costa Centre/Pleasant Hill BART station area, and extending west to Geary Road/North Main Street in the City of Walnut Creek. The I-680/Treat Boulevard overcrossing is one of the main arteries into the Contra Costa Centre/Pleasant Hill BART station area from areas of Walnut Creek west of the freeway. The study is currently being developed by Contra Costa County in partnership with the City of Walnut Creek.

Bicycle Resources, Safety and Education

  • East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD)
    The East Bay Regional Park District offers trails, interpretive and recreation programs, other activities, and indoor/outdoor rental facilities in parks spanning Alameda and Contra Costa counties. The East Bay Regional Park District maintains several facilities in Walnut Creek, including the Iron Horse Regional Trail and Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail. For rules and regulations on the local trails and for a complete list of multipurpose trails in the area, click HERE.

  • Bicycle Safety Brochure
    Learn basic rules of the road or brush up on safety before you ride your bike around Walnut Creek.

If you have any questions on biking in Walnut Creek, please email us at bikeshare@walnut-creek.org.

 

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