Richmond Parkway Transportation Plan

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Plan Overview

The Richmond Parkway Transportation Plan will identify strategies that equitably expand transportation options, support safe travel, and reduce public health impacts of truck and vehicle traffic along Richmond Parkway and Castro Street between I-80 and I-580.  

Located in the City of Richmond and in unincorporated Contra Costa County, including North Richmond, Richmond Parkway is a major road linking I-80 and I-580. It serves many functions of regional and local importance: as a goods movement (truck and rail) corridor connecting to the Port of Richmond and local industrial uses, a regional commuter corridor, a critical segment of the San Francisco Bay Trail, and a transit center via the Richmond Parkway Transit Center.  As new industrial and residential growth continues along the Parkway, this study presents an opportunity to plan for better access and mobility before existing challenges are exacerbated.

Given that many communities along the corridor have relatively high concentrations of low-income people and people of color compared to the Bay Area as a whole, a major component of this process will consist of both in-person and digital engagement with nearby community members to inform the direction of the Plan. See the timeline to the right to get involved and learn about when engagement activities are planned.

Plan Goals

The Plan aims to:

  1. Reduce negative impacts of speeding, collisions, neighborhood cut-through traffic and localized pollution.
  2. Develop quality projects for people of all backgrounds, abilities, and ages.
  3. Improve safety and conditions for all modes of travel within the plan area and encourage greater use of active transportation and transit.
  4. Increase access to regional trails, parks, employment, and educational opportunities.

Study Sponsors

Funding for the Richmond Parkway Transportation Plan comes from Caltrans through the Sustainable Communities Grant.

Study Partners 

City of Richmond

Contra Costa County

Study Area

Map of Project Study Area

Timeline

SPRING 2023 Gather baseline data and perform challenges and opportunities analysis.
SUMMER 2023 Conduct first phase of community engagement, in-person and digitally, on needs and opportunities.
WINTER 2023 Develop the Draft Strategies.
SPRING 2024 Conduct second phase of community engagement, in-person and digitally, focused on community priorities for solutions.
SUMMER 2024 Finalize preferred projects and solutions based on community input, as well as the financing strategy for implementation.
SUMMER 2024 Finalize the implementation plan and conduct third phase of community engagement digitally.
FALL 2024 Produce the Draft and Final Plan.