The scope of the Study includes Cowell Road from Ygnacio Valley Road to Galindo Street, Willow Pass Road from Ashdale Drive to Market Street, and Galindo Street between Cowell Road and Willow Pass Road. The purpose of the study is to develop context-sensitive design concepts for the three streets with the goal of improving comfort and safety for all users, including bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and vehicles.

Design concept display

The project team was at the Music & Market series at Todos Santos Plaza on September 26, 2019 to display the recommended design concepts for Willow Pass Road, Cowell Road, and Galindo Street. If you missed it, you can view the boards here.


The reconnaissance phase involves data gathering in the field and interviewing key community stakeholders, including the Downtown business community, area schools, bicycle groups, and residents. In addition to stakeholder interviews, an Input Map was developed to solicit community feedback. 


Members of the community will be invited to participate in Design Labs in April to learn more about the project and to evaluate possible roadway alternatives. The Design Labs are interactive workshops where participants can collaborate together with the study team in developing alternative designs for each of the study roads. The Design Labs were held on April 23 and May 2, 2019.


The study will conclude with this final phase. Based on feedback from the various outreach efforts, a preferred design alternative will be developed and refined, leading to a plan for each corridor that responds to the needs of all users.

Read our press release about this project.

  1. What are Complete Streets?
  2. What is the purpose of a complete streets feasibility study?
  3. What is the study schedule?
  4. Opportunities to give input

We are glad you asked! Concord's underlying policy of complete, context-sensitive street design is described in the Transportation Element of the 2030 General Plan. The core of this element is the vision for a transportation system that encourages healthy, active living; is integrated with the adjacent physical form and land uses; provides a range of transportation options (foot, bicycle, car, or transit); reduces the impacts of transportation on climate change; supports environmentally-friendly transportation options; and provides safe, comfortable transportation options for all residents, persons patronizing local business, employees of Concord businesses, and other system users.