Transportation Engineering 

Our Work

The Public Works, Transportation Engineering Division plans and operates a multi-modal transportation system with safe and convenient choices for walking, bicycling, driving and using transit, through local actions, and in coordination with regional and state transportation agencies.  Our work is guided by a Mobility Action Plan approved in March 2019 and a newly formed Mobility Commission.

Safety (Vision Zero)

Vision Zero Logo

Safety for all users of the City’s transportation is our highest priority goal.  With the City Council’s approval of a Vision Zero policy in 2015, Fremont has been an early adopter of this “safe systems” approach which seeks to eliminate the occurrence of traffic fatalities and significantly reduce severe injuries from traffic crashes.  We are making good progress as the number of major traffic crashes have dropped by 30% in the past four years.   

Pedestrian and Bicycle Programs

Man and child walking with cyclistFremont is transforming its historically auto-oriented roadways into “complete streets” that are friendly for people walking and bicycling. Pedestrian and bicycle master plans are being implemented with dedicated funding provided by the Alameda County Measure BB program, as well as from regional and state funding grants.    

Traffic Light GraphicThe City has approximately 220 traffic signals that manage the safe and orderly movement of traffic. Fremont has embarked on a signal modernization program to improve overall system efficiency, and to accommodate new and emerging technologies supporting “smart mobility.”                                                                                                                                                              

Regional Plans and Projects

Construction Cone GraphicFremont plays an active role in the planning and delivery of regional projects and programs that serve our community – ranging from transit enhancements to freeway improvements.    Our many partners in this regard include the Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), BART, Caltrans, and AC Transit.

Transportation Impact Analysis (TIA Handbook)

The City's TIA Handbook outlines the review procedure for the development projects within the context of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) as well as Local Transportation Analysis (LTA) requirements. The Handbook was adopted by City Council in June 2020.

TIA Handbook

Fremont Moves

Fremont Moves is your go-to newsletter for all things mobility in and around the City of Fremont. In collaboration with the Mobility Commission, Fremont Moves will provide updates on projects and services offered in conjunction with the City's Mobility Action Plan.

August 2020 Edition

October 2020 Edition