Pine Hollow Road Complete Streets Feasibility Study

Spring 2022 Community Outreach

The study team held two outreach events for this Study in Spring 2022 to discuss proposed improvement recommendations for Pine Hollow Road.

  • A temporary one day pop-up on April 27th demonstrating a few elements of the recommended improvements between Pennsylvania Blvd and Indiana Dr.
  • A virtual community workshop on May 4th at 6:30 pm. If you missed the workshop, you can watch the meeting recording here.

We need your input!!! TAKE THIS 2-MIN SURVEY, and let us know your top priority improvements.

Please click here to download the community workshop presentation.  English language version.   Spanish language version / Versión en español. Una intérprete de español estará disponible durante la sesión de preguntas y respuestas.

For more details on the improvement concept designs, please click here.


Project background

The City of Concord, jointly with the City of Clayton, was awarded a Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant to conduct a Complete Streets Feasibility Study along Pine Hollow Road. This project was identified as a recommended project in the city’s 2016 Bicycle, Pedestrian and Safe Routes to Transit Plan. 

The study corridor is a 2.2-mile segment of Pine Hollow Road/Alberta Way from Clayton Valley Charter High School to Mount Diablo Elementary School. The corridor serves as an important connection between schools, parks, as well as residential and recreation areas within the cities of Concord and Clayton. Pine Hollow Road also experiences significant truck traffic as it serves as an access route for two quarries located in the unincorporated County directly south of the roadway.

On March 9, 2021, the City Council approved a Task Order with Kimley-Horn to perform the feasibility study.

The study has identified, evaluated, and recommended a package of multimodal and operational strategies to enhance bicycle and pedestrian safety and circulation, residential and school access, access to transit, and trail connectivity for all users.  

The study is grounded in a robust public engagement process.  Other key elements of the study include detailed existing conditions review and transportation technical analysis to develop design alternatives that incorporate Complete Streets elements. The study period is summer 2021 to fall 2022.

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Proposed Concept Design

Based on feedback received from the community in both Summer 2021 and Fall 2021, as well as technical analysis, the project team has prepared a detailed set of corridor improvements. The concept design set of corridor improvements is available here. For renderings of Pine Hollow Road with the proposed improvements compared with existing conditions, click here:

During the Spring 2022 outreach, the project team is seeking community input on these recommended improvements.

The proposed concept design will be utilized to pursue grant funding for final design and construction of the improvements.

Improvement Options Considered

Based on feedback received from the community in summer 2021, input from the Advisory Group, and technical analysis of the corridor, a set of potential improvements to create a safer and more comfortable corridor for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and motorists was identified and shared with the community. The potential improvement options can be viewed here

These improvement options were shared with the community in winter 2021. That community feedback was used to create the proposed concept design noted above.

Project timeline

The overall study is expected to take 18 months to complete as illustrated here:

Pine Hollow Timeline 2022-05-04

Stakeholder engagement

Advisory Group:

An advisory group has been formed to guide this study, and is comprised of key stakeholders including representatives from each of the five schools within the study area, staff from the Cities of Concord and Clayton, County Connection and Bike Concord.

ONLINE SURVEY - SUMMER 2021:

An online survey with an interactive map and a questionnaire was released in July 2021 for a 3-week period. It sought input from the local community and other users of the road in terms of issues, concerns or suggestions for improvements. It received robust response, which is being used to develop the potential improvement concepts.

FALL 2021 COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS:

Based on the existing conditions data and feedback received from the public outreach over summer 2021, the study team has developed potential improvement concepts, which were shared with the community in fall 2021 in various engagements: 

spring 2022 community workshops

The study team held two outreach events for this Study in Spring 2022.

  • A temporary one day pop-up on April 27th demonstrating a few elements of the recommended improvements (two-way bike lane and a crosswalk) between Pennsylvania Blvd and Indiana Dr. This event was coordinated with the Pine Hollow Middle School Walk and Roll to School Day conducted by Street Smarts Diablo to have more students trying out these pop-up facilities.
  • A virtual community workshop on May 4th to share the draft recommended package of improvements for the entire corridor.  If you missed the workshop, you can watch the meeting recording here.

We need your input!!! TAKE THIS 2-MIN SURVEY, and let us know your top priority improvements.

Next steps on the project include preparation of a draft study and presentations to the City of Concord Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee and City Council.

Study resources


For questions related to this Study, please email Transportation.PineHollow@cityofconcord.org.

Traffic on Pine Hollow Road