Sustainable Transit Oriented Development Master Plan


(Survey Closes on July 31st)

Project OverviewTemporary bus boarding island next to bicycle lanes / Una plataforma de bus al lado de carriles-bici

The City’s Sustainable Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Master Plan will create a strategy and guiding policies for future TOD in San Pablo.  These efforts are intended to support regional housing and local/statewide greenhouse-gas reduction goals.

The Project Team will create a citywide TOD priority area, a community TOD vision, concept designs for areas near transit, and recommendations for policies and strategies to facilitate TOD implementation. 

This Plan will draw from the City’s General Plan (update in progress), Housing Element (update in progress), the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Corridor Study, the Citywide Safe Routes to School Master Plan, and other local and regional plans related to multimodal transportation.

Image: Temporary bus boarding island next to a two-way bicycle lane.

Key Project Elements

The project will include the following key elements:

  • Collaboration between the Engineering, Maintenance and Planning Divisions
  • Community engagement that involves a range of bilingual outreach components
  • Development of a community vision from community feedback, including concept TOD and streetscape designs. 
  • Identification of a TOD priority area
  • Development of an implementation strategy and recommended policies, projects and programs to advance TOD implementation while continuing to reflect the character of the City

 Tentative Project Schedule

  • Plan Development: Summer 2022 – Winter 2024
  • Community Outreach: Fall 2022 – Fall 2023

 Project Team

  • Project Manager: Mel Mackson, Assistant Planner, City of San Pablo
  • Project Design Team: IBI Group, BluePoint Planning and Aaron Welch Planning

Project Contact

If you have any questions regarding the Project, please contact Mel Mackson , at (510) 215-3052 or by email.

Project Funding

The total estimated cost of this Plan is $300,000.

The project has been made possible through the following funding sources:

  • City Funds: $34,410
  • California Department of Transportation (Caltrans):
    • Sustainable Communities Grant, Senate Bill 1 (SB1): $265,590
    • On April 28, 2017, then Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1 (SB1), known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017. SB1 was enacted to address basic road maintenance, rehabilitation, and critical safety needs oCaltrans Logon both the state highway and local streets and road system.
    • Caltrans’ mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability.

For more information, visit Caltrans and  SB1 websites.