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Pedestrian Master Plan

The Final Draft of the Berkeley Pedestrian Master Plan was adopted by the Berkeley City Council on June 22, 2010.       

About the Plan
The Berkeley Pedestrian Master Plan ranks 100 intersections in Berkeley based on safety, usage, and access to major destinations, and recommends improvements. The Plan also recommends changes to the City’s zoning and design review, provides design standards, and calls for increased law enforcement. Public education campaigns will also help remind drivers, cyclists and pedestrians of how to share the streets safely. The final draft of Berkeley’s first Pedestrian Master Plan was completed based on comments received from City Council, Commissions and the public.

An update on the implementation of the Pedestrian Master Plan is available here (as a PDF, 193K/1 page). Implementation of this Master Plan is just one way that the City of Berkeley is working to meet our Climate Action Plan goals to create a healthy and sustainable community. For more information about the Climate Action Plan, please visit Progress updates on other transportation goals of the Climate Action Plan can be found here.

The Draft Pedestrian Master Plan was reviewed by the public in Spring 2008. A Mitigated Negative Declaration, which analyzed the environmental impact of the recommendations of the Pedestrian Master Plan under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements, was prepared in February 2010.

Review or Download the Mitigated Negative Declaration and Final Draft Pedestrian Master Plan
Click on the links below to read the plan documents, or right-click the following links and choose “Save Target As…” to download the documents in PDF format:

Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) CEQA Document

Response to Comments on the Draft Pedestrian Master Plan, January 2010

Final Response to Comments on the Draft Pedestrian Master Plan and Mitigated Negative Declaration, February 2010

Berkeley Pedestrian Master Plan (complete plan, warning, large file!)

Berkeley Pedestrian Master Plan - Part 1 (Ch. 1-5)

Ch. 1: Introduction
Ch. 2: Goals and Policies
Ch. 3: Relationship to Other Planning and Policy Documents
Ch. 4: Existing Pedestrian Network
Ch. 5: Pedestrian Travel, Demand and Safety

Berkeley Pedestrian Master Plan - Part 2 (Ch. 6-10)

Ch. 6: Recommended Projects
Ch. 7: Recommended Programs
Ch. 8: Accessibility Recommendations
Ch. 9: Zoning Recommendations
Ch. 10: Implementation and Funding

Berkeley Pedestrian Master Plan - Part 3 (Appendices A-C)

Appdx. A: Detailed Project List and Costs
Appdx. B: Design Guidelines
Appdx. C: General Plan Pedestrian Policies

Berkeley Pedestrian Master Plan - Part 4 (Appendix D: Walkability, Movement and Safety for the City of Berkeley)

Please direct all requests for further information to Eric Anderson, Associate Planner, Bicycle and Pedestrian, at or 510-981-7062.

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