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  • Downtown Martinez Community-Based Transportation Plan

    Prepared for:

    Downtown Martinez CBTP Stakeholder Committee City of Martinez Metropolitan Transportation Commission Prepared by:

    January 28, 2009

  • DOWNTOWN MARTINEZ COMMUNITY-BASED TRANSPORTATION PLAN

    Acknowledgments

    Downtown Martinez Community-Based Transportation Plan Stakeholder Committee

    Amtrak Anthony Chapa Shannon Davis Andrew Felden Richard Guy

    Boys and Girls Clubs of the Diablo Valley Tuong Troung

    Caltrans Lee Goldenberg

    Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority Carl Malvo

    Contra Costa County Community Development Department John Greitzer

    Contra Costa County Employment & Human Services Paul Branson

    County Connection Cindy Dahlgren Anne Muzzini

    East Bay Bicycle Coalition Joe Eno

    Housing Authority of County of Contra Costa Joseph Villarreal

    Main Street Martinez Leanne Peterson George Bell

    Martinez Adult Education Kathy Farewell

    Martinez City Council Mark Ross

    Martinez Junior High School Helen Rossi

    Martinez Planning Commission Donna Allen Harriett Burt Frank Kluber

    Martinez Resident Frances Ferrante Jerry Johnson Doug Sibley

    Martinez Rotary Gary Hernandez

    Martinez Senior Community Center Kathi Curry

    RES Success Ian Bremner

    Vicente Martinez Alternative High School and Briones School Carol Adams

    City of Martinez Tim Tucker, City Engineer Anjana Mepani, Assistant Planner Consultants Wilbur Smith Associates Carol Levine, Project Manager Sebastian Petty Paige Williams Robert Betts

    Funding provided by a $60,000 grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. Copies of this report are available by calling 925-372-3515 or for download from the City of Martinez website at www.cityofmartinez.org/depts/planning/transportation_plan.asp.

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    Table of Contents

    Section Page

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND INTRODUCTION ........................................................ ES-1 Key Findings and Issues................................................................................ES-2 Recommended Solutions ..............................................................................ES-3

    CHAPTER 1: COMMUNITY PROFILE....................................................................... 1 The Study Area ............................................................................................ 1 Socio-Economic Characteristics ......................................................................... 5

    CHAPTER 2: TRANSPORTATION .........................................................................15 Travel to Work ............................................................................................ 15 Roadway Network ........................................................................................ 17 Transit...................................................................................................... 17 Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities ...................................................................... 23 Access to Schools ......................................................................................... 24

    CHAPTER 3: RELEVANT STUDIES, REPORTS AND PLANS............................................27 Local Studies .............................................................................................. 27 Contra Costa County Studies ........................................................................... 29 Regional Studies .......................................................................................... 31

    CHAPTER 4: COMMUNITY OUTREACH ..................................................................35 Outreach Strategy........................................................................................ 35

    CHAPTER 5: TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS ..........................................................41 Introduction ............................................................................................... 41 Recommended Transportation Solutions ............................................................. 42 Prioritization of Solutions ............................................................................... 57

    CHAPTER 6: IMPLEMENTATION ..........................................................................61 Considerations for Implementation.................................................................... 61 Funding..................................................................................................... 66 Next Steps ................................................................................................. 75

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    Tables Page

    Table 1: Population and Age (Adjusted).......................................................................................................................................... 6 Table 2: Population by Race (Adjusted)........................................................................................................................................... 6 Table 3: Hispanic Population (Adjusted)......................................................................................................................................... 7 Table 4: Language Spoken at Home................................................................................................................................................. 7 Table 5: Place of Birth........................................................................................................................................................................ 8 Table 6: Place of Residence in 1995 ................................................................................................................................................. 8 Table 7: Disability Status of the Civilian Non-Institutional Population...................................................................................... 9 Table 8: Population in Households ................................................................................................................................................ 10 Table 9: Households by Type.......................................................................................................................................................... 10 Table 10: Employment Status (Adjusted) ...................................................................................................................................... 11 Table 11: Occupations...................................................................................................................................................................... 11 Table 12: 1999 Income by Household / Poverty Status by Household.................................................................................... 12 Table 13: Gross Rent as a Percentage of Household Income in 1999 ...................................................................................... 12 Table 14: Tenure by Year Householder Moved into Owner-or Renter Occupied Unit ......................................................... 13 Table 15: Place of Work................................................................................................................................................................... 15 Table 16: Travel Mode to Work...................................................................................................................................................... 15 Table 17: Vehicle Availability of Households ............................................................................................................................... 16 Table 18: Travel Time to Work....................................................................................................................................................... 16 Table 19: Transit Service to Martinez ............................................................................................................................................ 18 Table 20: Weekday Fixed-Route Transit Bus Schedules County Connection....................................................................... 19 Table 21: Weekend Fixed-Route Transit Bus Schedules County Connection ...................................................................... 19 Table 22: Weekday Fixed-Route Transit Bus Schedules Tri-Delta Transit ........................................................................... 19 Table 23: Weekday Fixed-Route Transit Bus Schedules WestCAT........................................................................................ 20 Table 24: Amtrak Schedules ............................................................................................................................................................ 20 Table 25: Distribution of Destinations/Services within Downtown Martinez ........................................................................ 32 Table 26: Number of Jobs Accessible by Auto & Transit from Downtown Martinez ........................................................... 33 Table 27: Peak Period Commute Accessibility to Low Income Jobs (

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    Table 42: Option B- Additional annual service hours and estimated cost for provision of 12 hour service span and 60 minute headways on Saturdays and Sundays ............................................................................................................... 64

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