About the City of Lafayette’s Downtown Congestion Reduction Plan

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The City of Lafayette is conducting a Downtown Congestion Study. This website will serve as a way of communicating information to the public and receiving input from you.

This study, funded by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) and the City of Lafayette, is taking a comprehensive look at how to deliver solutions that solve Lafayette’s numerous transportation challenges, mainly in the downtown core. We recognize that a great deal of work has been done over the years to address congestion in this area. These studies have considered ways to alleviate traffic congestion and parking issues, provide better transit service, improve the pedestrian and bicycle network, and enhance safety. Some projects have been successfully implemented, but many have not because of high costs, unattractive trade-offs, and/or a lack of community consensus.

We recognize that transportation issues in Downtown Lafayette are complex with no “quick-fix” solutions. We will build on the previous recommendations, and go a step further to consider a wide range of solutions, from additional incremental improvements to potential “moonshots” or “game changers”. We will evaluate the strategies and projects holistically and use a range of performance metrics to better understand the combined costs, benefits, and trade-offs. The performance metrics will consider how well the strategies reduce congestion, improve travel times and delay, reduce auto trips, increase active modes of travel such as walking or biking, and improve safety. This comprehensive analysis will help us to build consensus around a set of feasible strategies and projects most preferred by the community. The City of Lafayette will then seek ways to fund and implement these measures.


Study Resources and Documents:


City of Lafayette Website

Downtown Congestion Reduction Plan Steering Committee

2017 04 24 Multi-Criteria Analysis

2017 03 23 Draft Multi-Criteria Analysis

2016 11 17 Final Traffic Analysis

2016 11 10 Progress Update

2016 08 31 Analysis Summary

2016 08 26 Project Traffic Analysis Summary Memo

2016 06 22 Steering Committee Update

2016 04 21 Strategies Memo

2016 02 22 Tri-Cities Meeting

2016 02 18 Lafayette Downtown Congestion Study City Council Presentation

2016 02 11 Lafayette Downtown Congestion Draft Background Conditions Report

2016 01 19 Lafayette Downtown Congestion Study – Additional Traffic Analysis

2015 11 09 Lafayette Downtown Congestion Study City Council Presentation


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