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Transportation Strategic Plan

Rethinking Mobility

The Rethinking Mobility Transportation Strategic Plan is a five-year plan that includes thirteen actionable transportation and parking management strategies to reduce single-occupant automobile trips, manage parking demand, and enhance access for those walking, biking, and using public transit. The City’s General Plan 2025 calls for the development and adoption of a Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program to serve as a model for other cities in the region, and since the adoption of the General Plan in 2006, the City has undertaken a number of implementing actions, yet to pursue further reduction in single-occupant automobile trips and peak-period congestion, the City developed the Rethinking Mobility Transportation Strategic Plan.

Visit the project website

Read the draft Transportation Strategic Plan

Contact staff project manager:

Ozzy Arce
arce@walnut-creek.org
(925) 943-5899 ext. 2166

The following are key documents drafted during the planning process for Rethinking Mobility:

  • Transportation Needs, Opportunities, and Challenges (NOC) Report
    • A report that assessed the City’s transportation network, programs, and policies with respect to the primary objectives identified for the planning effort. These include: biking, walking, public transit, parking, and current travel patterns.
  • TDM Strategies Report
    • Through joint workshops with the Transportation and Planning Commissions, public surveys, and street-level engagement, City staff evaluated potential strategies with stakeholders and the public and developed goals, objectives, and performance measures.
  • Draft Transportation Strategic Plan
    • Working with a consultant group, City staff incorporated public and stakeholder feedback to develop preferred TDM strategies, as well as developed implementation and funding recommendations.

What is Transportation Demand Management, also known as TDM?

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) looks at the choices people make about how they travel, for work, school, shopping, and recreation. TDM strategies focus on how we can best utilize our existing transportation infrastructure and capitalize on investments already made, by encouraging people to travel through sustainable modes such as walking, biking, transit, and ridesharing. The goal is to make these mobility choices easier and more attractive than driving alone, to reduce congestion and help improve roadway operations, public health, and community vitality.