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Proposed Bicycle & Pedestrian Map 

Learn about proposed bicycle and pedestrian improvements in Pittsburg by clicking on the lines and dots in the map below. We want to hear what you think! Please provide comments in the survey below the webmap. Use the Visual Dictionary below to learn about the proposed treatments.

Visual Dictionary

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Existing Conditions

Pittsburg Demographics

This section presents a snapshot of who lives in Pittsburg today.

Pittsburg is
Young

Pittsburg is
Linguistically Diverse

Pittsburg is
Racially Diverse

Pittsburg has
Many People Living at or Below the Poverty Line

Pittsburg is disproportionately
Affected by Public Health Concerns

Pittsburg gets around
by Car

  • Pittsburg: 85%
  • Antioch: 86%
  • Walnut Creek: 67%
  • Contra Costa County: 79%

Communities of Concern is a specific term used by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to designate census tracts in the San Francisco Bay Area that have a concentration of both minority and low-income households at certain thresholds, or that have a concentration of additional factors such as people with disability, seniors 75 years and over, and cost-burdened renters.

 

Walking and Biking Safety in Pittsburg

People walking and biking are typically the most vulnerable users of the street from a safety perspective.  Understanding which streets in Pittsburg see more bicycle and pedestrian collisions will help prioritize safety improvements citywide.

Within Pittsburg, 78% of all walking and biking collisions occur on only 7% of the city streets. The map below shows streets with a high concentration of bicycle and/or pedestrian severe injuries and fatalities resulting from traffic collisions.


About two thirds (63%) of collisions on high injury corridors involved pedestrians and about one third (37%) involved cyclists

Just over half of bicycle collisions occurred at an intersection or intersection approach (within 100’ of the intersection)

Leland Road and Railroad Avenue saw the highest number of bicycle collisions between 2012 and 2016

Older and younger pedestrians are over-represented in the collision records – accounting for 42% of all injured pedestrians

Biking in Pittsburg Today

Bicycle networks consist of bikeways on the street as well as paths that are located away from streets. The main types of facilities observed in Pittsburg today include:

Shared use paths

consist of off-street bicycle paths that are generally shared with pedestrians. They may be adjacent to an existing roadway or entirely independent.

The Delta De Anza Trail is a popular shared-use path in Pittsburg.

Bicycle lanes

provide a striped lane for one-way travel on a street or highway.

Harbor Street provides continuous bike lanes from Stoneman Drive to 8th Street.

Bicycle routes

consist of designated and signed bicycle routes where bicyclists share the roadway with vehicles. They may or may not be marked with “sharrows,” and they are usually signed.

Central Avenue is a designated bike route.

How comfortable people feel while biking is a major factor in the number of trips people make by bicycle.  Many people will feel uncomfortable on streets that are stressful, such as those with heavy traffic or auto speeds, and may avoid trips by bike .

The map below illustrates streets found to be high or low stress in Pittsburg.


 

  • Pittsburg currently has 43 miles of bike facilities, of which 66% are bike lanes, 30% are shared-use paths, and 4% are bike routes.
  • The existing bike network has gaps in coverage, with limited connections across the city east-west and north-south.
  • Most major roadways that are good cross-town routes, such as Railroad Avenue, Leland Road, North Parkside Rive, East 14th Street, and Willow Pass Road/10th Street, are high stress facilities.
  • Of the 339 miles of roads and paths in Pittsburg, 82% are low-stress streets. Most of these roads are residential streets where many people would feel comfortable riding given the lower speeds and traffic volumes.
  • The Delta De Anza Trail is a key biking facility in Pittsburg, which offers a low stress experience for cyclists. However, it is challenged by numerous roadway crossings that can be stressful and limit the overall comfort of the route.

Walking in Pittsburg Today

Pedestrian networks generally consist of sidewalks, paths, and crosswalks. Together, these should create a continuous and direct network of travel in a city.

Sidewalks and Paths

Good sidewalks should have a buffer from traffic, a wide usable space for walking, and some organization of the sidewalk adjacent to buildings.  Most streets in Pittsburg have sidewalks; however, about 13 miles of streets are missing sidewalks.

Controlled Crosswalks

Both signalized crosswalks and all-way stop crosswalks can be complex for pedestrians to navigate.  Common complexities that make these types of pedestrian crossings difficult in Pittsburg include:

  • Large Intersections
  • Right-turn Slip Lanes
  • Not All Crosswalks Are Marked
  • Skewed or Offset Intersections

Uncontrolled Crosswalks

are locations where sidewalks or designated walkways intersect a roadway that lacks a traffic signal or stop sign. Most uncontrolled crosswalks in Pittsburg are located on two-lane roadways with few cars and a speed limit of 25-30 MPH. Improvements to increase safety and comfort include high-visibility crosswalk paint, crosswalk signs, street lighting, rectangular rapid flashing beacons (RRFBs) or pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHBs).

 

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