This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) answers common questions the Plan team has received.
1. Does the City have an overarching goal that is driving the goals for use of alternative modes of transportation? If so, what are the metrics? (For example Copenhagen has a goal of being carbon neutral by 2025.)
The Plan update, including the vision and goals, are based on the following:
- Principles in the City’s Complete Streets Policy
- Elements of the General Plan
- Guidelines in the City’s four specific plans (Downtown Dublin, Dublin Village Historic Area, Eastern Dublin, and Dublin Crossing)
- The City’s Climate Action Plan goals
- Collaboration with the City and the Plan’s Technical Advisory Committee to capture alignment with other City departments.
The vision and goals provide a framework for the Plan update. We’re currently working on specific benchmarks and performance measures to relate back to the vision and goals.
2. Are there any citizen advisory committees?
There is no citizen advisory committee. We intend for the Plan website, public workshops, and other engagement activities to provide opportunities for community input.
3. Why aren’t advocacy organizations represented on the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)?
Bike East Bay and other advocacy organizations are important stakeholders, and we will engage and involve them in decision making. However, we have limited the TAC to City staff, staff from Dublin Unified School District, Caltrans, adjacent jurisdictions, and transit agencies. Those agencies represent an official capacity in relation to the City of Dublin.
4. Questions related to infrastructure:
- Have you considered flexible delineators for bike lanes
- Will there be bike sensors on the ground at stop lights? or plans to install push buttons on bike lanes?
- What about considering the secure parking of these modes of transportation when they get to where they are going?
- What about lockers and shower facilities for people biking to work?
We have received a number of questions about existing infrastructure pertaining to walking and biking. The Plan will provide best practices recommendations and update design guidelines which will consider all of the infrastructure inquired about above. The Plan will include recommendations for on-street infrastructure and also for supportive trip-end facilities that support biking and walking (e.g., bike parking).
5. Questions related to plan priorities and recommendations:
- Will bicycle and pedestrian connectivity between Dublin and Pleasanton and Livermore be addressed, including freeway crossings?
- What are you doing to create connectivity between east and west Dublin?
- What is being done to address safety near schools?
- There are very few shaded areas for walking. Will the plan address this?
The Plan will include development of recommendations for biking and walking infrastructure, prioritization, and an implementation plan. These phases will include public engagement and will incorporate themes presented in the questions above.
6. Will the plan make recommendations to reconsider speed limits along major roadways? What about for electric bikes on trails?
Speed management lowers the likelihood of severe or fatal traffic injuries by reducing the frequency and severity of collisions and should be achieved through design and complemented by appropriate intersection controls. Speed limit reductions will be considered as one strategy to manage vehicle operating speeds where feasible. For bike trails specifically, East Bay Regional Park District trails (like the Iron Horse Trail) have a posted maximum speed of 15 miles per hour. That applies to all users, including Class 1 and 2 e-bikes which are allowed. This fact sheet provided by People for Bikes explains the different classes of e-bikes.
7. Do you have a map of bike routes and collisions?
We have created maps available on the Plan Document page with existing bicycle lanes and routes, the identified walking and biking high injury networks, and the bicycle level of traffic stress. We are also currently estimating walking and biking demand and will be mapping this. We anticipate posting the demand maps to the website in early 2021.
8. What are efforts to clear the pebbles on the bike lanes all around the City?
Maintenance is an important issue for walking and biking, and the Plan will include recommendations pertaining to it. Please note that you can report an issue anytime via City’s website or at 925-833-6630.
9. Where can I find more information about developer-funded projects?
More information about development projects, including information about roadway modifications that are developer-funded, can be found on the development activity website and interactive development map.