Walking

Pedestrian Plans

  • Walnut Creek Pedestrian Master Plan (DRAFT)
    The Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) is the first citywide planning effort focused on making walking in Walnut Creek safer, easier and more popular. The draft Plan is currently available for public review and feedback. To download the draft Plan, please click HERE or visit the website at www.wcwalks.org.

  • Countywide Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan 
    In October 2009, the 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 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, multi-use 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 Study, please click HERE.
  • Treat Boulevard/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 (I-680) over-crossing ("over-crossing") 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 over-crossing 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.

Pedestrian Programs

  • Safe Routes to Schools
    Safe Routes to Schools programs across the country educate school-aged children and their parents on ways to bike and walk to school safely with practical hands-on training.
  • Walnut Creek Crossing Guard Program
    Studies have shown that school-age pedestrians are the group at greatest risk of being involved in an accident. To reduce that risk, the City works with local schools to design safe routes to school. Yellow school crosswalks, stop signs, signals and adult crossing guards are situated along these routes to school where needed. Adult Crossing guards are assigned where official supervision of Elementary school pedestrians is warranted on the suggested safe route to school. The current City program includes 11 adult crossing guard assignments throughout the City. For more information on the Crossing Guard Program, please contact Jeremy Lochirco, Senior Transportation Planner, at (925) 943-5834.