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west last positas Bikeway Study

About the Study

West Las Positas Boulevard is a primary corridor for people traveling across Pleasanton. During the community engagement process for the 2018 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, feedback identified the West Las Positas corridor as the highest priority bikeway project to help connect multiple north/south routes. Building on that momentum, the West Las Positas Bikeway Feasibility Study (WLP Bikeway Study) will create a new vision for corridor, featuring an all ages and abilities bikeway along its entirety. The WLP Bikeway Study will also evaluate the bikeway’s effects on other modes of transportation. With varying land uses, users, and multimodal operations along the corridor, this Study will provide alternatives to balance the needs of all modes of transportation and provide new connections for all Pleasanton residents of all ages and abilities.

Active West Las Positas Goals

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan includes the overarching goal to make the City pedestrian and bicycle friendly by  adopting an all ages and abilities design philosophy.  The Master Plan provides a guide to the City for achieving a comprehensive system of bicycle, pedestrian and trail facilities that will result in a safe, continuous and convenient circulation system for all users and abilities. The West Las Positas Bikeway Study is the first step in reaching this goal.

The West Las Positas Bikeway Study will evaluate opportunities for improving each segment of the corridor in relation to main goals identified as priorities by the City of Pleasanton’s Bicycle Pedestrian Trails Committee:

Access

  • Improve access to key destinations near the corridor to create new options for biking and walking for all types of trip purposes by closing gaps in the current network.

  • Create a continuous, east-west bikeway in north Pleasanton providing access to neighborhoods, employment centers, and schools.

  • Achieving consistency with the recently updated Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.

Usage

  • Provide opportunities to increase the level of usage by people biking and walking to, from, and along the corridor.

  • Provide Safe Routes to School improvements for Thomas S. Hart Middle School, Donlon Elementary School, and Fairlands Elementary School.

  • Consider the potential for on-street parking near the residential uses just west of Stoneridge Drive.

  • Evaluate traffic volumes along the corridor to recapture excess capacity in the roadway cross section.

Comfort

  • Address the need for separated bikeways to make West Las Positas Boulevard an all ages and abilities network.

  • Address bicycle and pedestrian improvements throughout the corridor, including constraints and conflicts at the signalized intersections.

Safety

  • Design innovative solutions to address both perceived safety concerns and reported collision trends prevalent along the corridor.

  • Improve safety and comfort for bicyclists and pedestrians at large intersections.

  • Recommend enhancements to improve safety on westbound West Las Positas Road approaching the double right-turn lanes at Owens Drive