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  BeST Plan logoerkeley Strategic Transportation Plan

The Berkeley Strategic Transportation (BeST) Plan can be accessed by the links below: 

Cover and Table of Contents (1.7 MB)

Chapter 1 - The Beginning of Something Bigger (2.2 MB)

Chapter 2 - Creating a Vision (1 MB)

Chapter 3 - How to Achieve the Vision (24.7 MB)

Chapter 4 - Priming the Project Pipeline (1 MB)

Chapter 5 - Moving Forward (0.8 MB)

Chapter 6 - Measuring Success (1.2 MB)

Appendices - (0.7 MB)

Appendix 3: 2018 Addendum

The Berkeley Strategic Transportation (BeST) Plan is about preparing for and prioritizing the physical enhancement of Berkeley’s transportation network to improve access and mobility for all its users; improving safety for everyone traveling within our city; increasing access to favorite destinations and crucial parts of our great city; providing options for our diverse communities; and protecting our environment.  

How the BeST Plan was developed: 

The goals, policies and guidelines from Berkeley’s adopted plans were organized into a series of streamlined project “evaluation criteria.” These evaluation criteria were weighted relative to one another based on public responses to a survey administered citywide in Spring 2016.The transportation-related improvements recommended in Berkeley’s adopted plans were then grouped into projects – both geographically (e.g., improvements associated with a key street) and programmatically (e.g., bicycle and pedestrian crossing improvements around the city). The projects were scored according to how well they met the weighted evaluation criteria, allowing one set of improvements to be compared to another. The individual scores were combined into a single score for each project, which was used to set priorities for moving each project forward towards construction. 

Thank you for your interest in the BeST Plan!

Project contact:

Beth Thomas, City of Berkeley, Principal Planner
Transportation Division
BAThomas@cityofberkeley.info
(510) 981-7068

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