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Contra Costa County
Community Development Department

The Pleasant Hill BART
Shortcut Path and Wayfinding Project

Path Options

Graphics below are illustrative ONLY; they do not represent a precise alignment.

A B C D E


Option A: Briarwood Path 

This option makes use of an existing easement across two private, residential parcels. The County retained a bicycle/pedestrian path easement when it sold this property to the developer of the homes. The developer in turn had the owners of the new homes sign a deed disclosure acknowledging the presence of the easement.

 

 


Option B: BART Path

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RECOMMENDED ALTERNATIVE

Option B: BART Property Path

This option makes use of the BART Right-of-Way immediately to the north west of the track. After additional review an optional route has been recently added to avoid the BART gap breaker structure located at the end of Clemson Court in the BART right-of-way. Given the fencing requirements related to this piece of equipment, the path would have to be moved towards the BART track (into the toe of the slope) requiring a retaining wall. BART staff suggested the optional alignment bringing the path on the other side of the structure to eliminate the need for a retaining wall.

 

 


Option C: Clemson Court/BART Path

This option makes use of an existing sidewalk along Clemson Court and the BART right-of-way immediately to the north west of the track.

 

Option D: Existing Route (Bancroft Road, Mayhew Way, Iron Horse Trail)

This is the existing route that is being reviewed based on some requests at the November 18th workshop. This route makes use of Bancroft Road, Mayhew Way and the Iron Horse trail.

 

 


Option E: Transit Service

This option is being included and reviewed based on some requests at the November 18th workshop. The specific suggestion was for shuttle service. However, the route from the Bancroft/David/Minert area to the BART station is served by existing transit service via County Connection routes 111 and 114.

Peak hour service (6:30am - 9:30am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm) has busses arriving and departing every 7 to 13 minutes from the David/Minert/Bancroft area. During off peak hours this time averages 40 - 90 minutes.

There is an on board time of approximately 6 minutes to get from the Bancroft/David/Minert area to the BART station. This time is longer in the am peak due to traffic congestion.

Figure 2: County Connection Route 111

Figure 3: County Connection Route 114

Funded Through the Metropolitan Transportation Commission's Transportation For Livable Communities Program