On March 22, 2022, the Town held a workshop on the Circulation Element of Tiburon’s General Plan.
The Circulation Element identifies transportation goals and policies to ensure that transportation and land use decisions are coordinated, while promoting safe and efficient transportation, making efficient use of existing facilities, and protecting environmental quality. The transportation system plays a key role in determining the community’s character. The Circulation Element identifies the location and extent of existing and proposed transportation routes, major streets, bikeways, and transit terminals, and identifies relevant standards concerning street design, traffic operations, and parking.
Tiburon’s Circulation Element includes goals and policies aimed at providing “Complete Streets,” as required by California law. The term “Complete Streets” refers to a balanced, multimodal transportation network that meets the needs of all users of streets — including bicyclists, children, and persons with disabilities, motorists, movers of commercial goods, pedestrians, public transportation, and seniors. A “Complete Street” is one that provides safe and convenient travel in a manner that is suitable to the local context.
The Circulation Element also includes recommendations aimed at reducing delays associated with school traffic, which occur when many students are dropped-off or picked-up via automobile at Tiburon schools.
The Circulation Element identifies circulation improvements for inclusion in the Town’s long-term capital improvement program and traffic impact fee. Improvements identified in Tiburon’s current Circulation Element include:
- Add a second westbound through lane on Tiburon Boulevard approaching Trestle Glen Boulevard
- Add a dedicated right-turn lane on Gilmartin Drive approaching Tiburon Boulevard
- Add an additional westbound lane on Tiburon Boulevard between N. Knoll Road and the Highway 101 interchange
- Proposed roundabout at the intersection of Tiburon Boulevard & Mar West Street
- Proposed signal coordination refinements on Tiburon Boulevard
- Bicycle lane improvements on Tiburon Boulevard and Trestle Glen Boulevard
- Improvements to existing bike paths and signed bicycle routes consistent with the Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan
- Infill of walkway gaps, including sidewalk installation on Tiburon Boulevard and new crosswalks
- Updates to mid-block crosswalks in downtown Tiburon
The March 22nd workshop provided an opportunity to provide input concerning key mobility concerns and priorities in Tiburon, and to provide recommendations concerning desired improvements and/or refinements to the Town’s adopted goals/policies, programs and planned physical improvements identified in the Circulation Element.
In addition, the workshop provided information on existing noise conditions relevant to the Noise Element and gathered feedback on noise issues to address in the General Plan Update.