The Lincoln Avenue Complete Street Project is a conceptual design and outreach effort, aiming to improve safety and usability of the Lincoln Avenue for all roadway users. By providing a well-designed facility between the Iron Horse Trail and Downtown Walnut Creek, Lincoln Avenue aims to become a high-quality connection to the Iron Horse Trail for those who live, work, or visit Downtown.

Cycle Track “Pop Up” Demonstration – May 3rd-June 14th
The City installed a cycle track along a section of Lincoln Avenue as part of a pilot program.  Cycle tracks are two-way bike facilities that are physically separated from vehicle traffic. The “pop up” demonstration ended on Friday, June 14th. Please let us know your thoughts on the “pop up” and the future of Lincoln Avenue by filling out our second survey at Please join us for the meeting of the Transportation Commission on Thursday, July 18th at 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, where staff and the consultant team will report on feedback to-date, which will help shape the vision for the street.

Your feedback on the project will help inform if the installation will become permanent and shape the design.

Bike on Lincoln

The Consultant team was selected in summer 2018, and the Project is anticipated to conclude in late 2019.

Features of the Project include:

  • A robust community engagement process that will help guide the City in determining the vision for Lincoln Avenue;
  • A "pop-up" demonstration of the facility concept design; and
  • A conceptual design for Lincoln Avenue and the Iron Horse trail head.

DRAFT Concept Plan Alternatives
The draft concept plan alternatives are available for download here. A description of the draft alternatives is provided in the March 21, 2019 Transportation Commission staff report


Project Updates
The City conducted Focus Group meetings on Wednesday, October 10th to gain insight on uses of the corridor today by different groups. These initial discussions will be enhanced with the feedback we receive through the Walk ‘n Talk event. Representatives from the following groups attended the Focus Group meetings:

  • Residents who live on and immediately adjacent to Lincoln Avenue
  • Walnut Creek Downtown
  • Walnut Creek Library Foundation
  • East Bay Regional Parks District
  • Bike Walnut Creek
  • Iron Horse Trail advocacy
  • City staff