Bicycle and Pedestrian Program
- Oliveira Elementary wins countywide Golden Sneaker competition. The competition involved more than 65,000 students across Alameda County. Oliveira Elementary won by increasing the number of students taking green modes of transportation more than any other school during February and March.
- May is Bike Month! Throughout the month of May, the City and community organizations will be organizing educational programs and community events such as Bike to Work Day and Bike to School Day (both on Thursday May 10). Bike Month is a great time to try bicycling to work, school, or the store for the first time, or to commit to bicycling more regularly.
Planning and Policy
- Bicycle Master Plan – the City’s Bicycle Master Plan envisions a citywide bicycle network that is save, convenient, and comfortable for users of all ages and abilities. The Plan identifies a network of 105-miles of bicycle facilities, supportive programs, and corridor-based 5-year action plan. The Draft Plan is available and is anticipated to be adopted by City Council in mid-2018.
- Pedestrian Master Plan – the City’s Pedestrian Master Plan envisions Fremont as a community that inspires people of all ages and abilities to walk for everyday transportation, recreation, and health. The plan was developed using technical analysis of existing pedestrian environment suitability, safety, and network gaps and includes a prioritized list of projects and programs. The Plan was adopted by City Council in 2016.
- Complete Streets Policy – complete streets are streets that are designed, built, and operated for all users and all transportation modes. The City adopted a Complete Streets Policy in 2013 that establishes a commitment to considering opportunities to implement complete streets as part of all projects.
- Scoping Studies –the City has completed a number of scoping studies for trail segments, bicycle/pedestrian over crossings, and complete street projects.
- Vision Zero – the City has adopted a Vision Zero policy that aims to significantly reduce fatalities and serious injuries from traffic crashes through safer streets, safer people, and safer vehicles.
- Safe Routes to Schools– the City has collaborated with the Fremont Unified School District to develop recommendations to improve traffic circulation and biking and walking safety near all 42 public schools. The City also organizes programs to educate students on safe walking and bicycling behaviors.
Projects and Programs
- Bikeway Projects – the City is working to implement a citywide network of bikeway facilities including trails, separated bikeways, bicycle lanes, and neighborhood bike routes. Learn more about bikeway projects that have been completed and are under development.
- Pedestrian Safety Projects – the City is working to implement pedestrian safety projects citywide including safer crossings at signalized and uncontrolled locations, improved lighting, reduced crossing distances, measures to slow down vehicle speeds, and more. Learn more about pedestrian improvements that have been completed and projects under development.
- Bikeshare – the City of Fremont received a grant to implement a bike sharing program. The City envisions a system that provides on-demand mobility and improved first- and last-mile access to regional transit and major employment centers.
- School Area Improvements - the City plans to install low cost safety improvements such as improved signage, striping, and “paint and plastic” curb extensions at 20 Fremont schools in 2018 based on Safe Routes to Schools site assessments.
- Bicycle Parking – the City installs bicycle parking in the public right-of-way using City funds and grant funds. The City also requires that new developers implement bicycle parking. Community members can request bicycle parking in a particular location or area the Service Request form and City staff can evaluate the location and determine if suitable locations for bike racks exist nearby.
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee – the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Technical Advisory Committee advises staff on the development of bicycle and pedestrian master plans, the City’s bicycle and pedestrian work program, and supports education, encouragement, and regional advocacy. Meetings occur quarterly and are open to the public.
- Bike to Work Day – every May, the City’s Department of Public Works, bicyclists, elected officials, and others celebrate Bike to Work Day. Energizer stations are located throughout the city and many major employers participate.
- Bikeways Map – the City produces and annually updates a map of bikeways that is intended for route planning purposes. The map can be viewed and printed and is also available at bicycle shops throughout the City.
- Resources – tips and resources on bicycling and walking skills, safety, theft prevention, commuting, bicycle friendly workplaces, and more.
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts – bicycle and pedestrian counts were conducted at 40 locations throughout the City in 2017. Count data are used to understand where high demand walking and bicycling locations exist throughout the city and to support grant funding applications.
- Community Groups – a number of community groups work in support of the mission and vision of the City’s bicycle and pedestrian program.
- The City of Fremont was recognized as an Honorable Mention Bicycle Friendly City by the League of American Bicyclists for 2017
- The City of Fremont has been invited to present on the development and implementation of its “all ages and abilities” bikeway network at the August 2018 annual meeting of the Institute of Transportation Engineers
- Alameda CTC – the Alameda County Transportation Commission plans, funds, and delivers transportation projects and programs, including overseeing Alameda County’s Measure BB transportation sales tax. Measure BB is one of the City’s primary funding sources for bicycle and pedestrian improvements. Alameda CTC also develops the Countywide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans.
- MTC– the Metropolitan Transportation Commission is the 9-County Bay Area’s regional transportation planning agency. MTC develops Plan Bay Area, convenes the Active Transportation Working Group, and oversees regional bicycle/pedestrian initiatives.