Land Use & Transportation
Land Use & Transportation Projects
- In December 2015, the Town adopted Ordinance Number 261 (now codified as Municipal Code Chapter 8.92 - Animal Keeping) allowing citizens to keep small animals such as chickens, rabbits and honey bees on residential, institutional and open space properties and larger types of livestock (such as cattle, turkeys and sheep) on larger, more rural residential and open space properties in an effort to promote local food production of such items as eggs, honey, and dairy products. In taking this action, the Town successfully implemented Land Use and Transportation Strategy LU&T.8.
- In October 2016, the Town adopted the Moraga Walk | Bike Plan (Plan) which contains numerous strategies aimed at encouraging bicycling and walking by making various improvements to the Town’s transportation infrastructure in order to increase safety for cyclists and pedestrians. The Plan, which has a lifespan of 15 years, identifies specific infrastructure improvement projects and prescribes a number of support programs that address safety, education, promotion and enforcement efforts. The strategies contained within the Plan are consistent with several of the strategies of the CAP’s Land Use and Transportation Section which call for reducing the total number of daily single-occupancy vehicle trips.
- The Town also participates in the Lamorinda School Bus Program that provides home-to-school bus transportation to over 1,500 students in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda. Ongoing participation in the program helps to achieve Land Use and Transportation Strategy LU&T.3.
- Each year, capital improvement projects (CIP) projects construct new safety features promoting non-vehicular travel such, as sidewalks, crosswalks, corner bulb-outs, bike lanes and public bike racks, all of which aid in the Town’s goal to reduce community-generated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The following projects incorporate "Complete Street" elements aimed at designing and providing access to safe transportation facilities for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders, consistent with Land Use and Transportation Strategies LU&T.1, LU&T.2 and LU&T.3:
- ADA Streets Program;
- Bike/pedestrian improvements to Moraga Way and the intersection of Canyon Road and Camino Pablo currently being implemented under the Safe Routes to School program;
- Moraga Road Streetscape Improvements;
- Rheem Boulevard Slide Repair and Roadway Improvements project;
- St. Mary’s Road Roundabouts;
- Annual Street Resurfacing Program