$230 Million in Project Funding for the East Bay

The East Bay won big with over $230 Million in recent transportation award announcements from the federal Appropriations Bill, the state Active Transportation Program (ATP), and regional One Bay Area Grants (OBAG). Below are a few project highlights, followed by a full list of 27 projects that received funding, alphabetical by city or region.


San Lorenzo CreekwayThis multi-use trail project led by the Hayward Area Recreation District (HARD) will eventually run all the way from the Bay Trail in San Lorenzo to Don Castro Recreation Area in Castro Valley. In 2020 we collaborated with youth ambassadors on outreach for this project that helped to inform the successful grant application. The award includes some funding for Bike East Bay classes and rides for us to continue our engagement with the community throughout the rest of the project design and construction.

San Leandro Crosstown CorridorsIn 2020-22 we partnered with staff from the City of San Leandro, the consulting firm Fehr & Peers, and community advocates and volunteers to lead bike rides, open houses, and an amazing three pop-up bikeways in one day, collecting input on bikeway proposals for Bancroft Ave and Williams Street. The outcome of this work was a proposal for permanent, 2-way protected cycletrack installations on each street, spanning the city from north to south and from east to west, connected by the on-street East Bay Greenway project also in the works. This plan has now received a unanimous vote of approval from City Council, allowing for this successful grant application to move the project forward to design and construction.

East Bay GreenwayThe East Bay Greenway is a proposed combination of on-street protected bikeways and off-street trails running from Oakland to South Hayward, with connections to BART, schools, and business districts. A future phase will extend the corridor further south to Fremont.

This funding will enable an initial phase between Laney College in Downtown Oakland south to San Leandro, and along Mission Boulevard in Central Alameda County that Bike East Bay organized with local advocates and AC Transit for in 2019, to ensure that the bikeway design will support improved transit, pedestrian, and disability access features.

Grant Funding Awards

  • Alameda
  • Bay Point
  • Berkeley
    • Addison St bike boulevard - $4.9M in state Active Transportation Program funding
    • Washington Elementary & Berkeley HS Safe Routes to School - $1.5M in state Active Transportation Program funding
  • Central Alameda County
    • San Lorenzo Creekway Trail - $9.6M in regional One Bay Area Grant funding; $17.2M in state Active Transportation Program funding
    • Mission Boulevard protected bikeway (part of East Bay Greenway corridor) - $9.7M in regional One Bay Area Grant funding; - $25M in state Active Transportation Program funding
  • Concord
    • Galindo St bikeway - $3.4M in regional One Bay Area Grant funding
    • Willow Pass bikeway - $830K in regional One Bay Area Grant funding; $2.8M in state Active Transportation Program funding
  • Contra Costa County
    • Safe Routes to School program - $3.7M in regional One Bay Area Grant funding
    • San Pablo Ave Bay Trail pathway (Rodeo to Crockett) - $10.5M in state Active Transportation Program funding
  • Lafayette
  • Newark
    • Old Town streetscape upgrades - $2M in regional One Bay Area Grant funding
  • Northern Alameda County
  • Oakland
    • Bancroft Ave Greenway - $29.3M in state Active Transportation Program funding
    • West Oakland Link (West Grand Ave to the Bay Bridge trail) - $17.6M in state Active Transportation Program funding
    • Fruitvale Ave bus upgrades - $2M in regional One Bay Area Grant funding
    • Oakland Making Moves bike/walk programs at affordable housing sites - $1M in state Active Transportation Program funding
    • East Bay Greenway (Downtown Oakland to San Leandro) - $19.5M in state Active Transportation Program funding
  • Pinole
  • Pittsburg
  • Richmond
  • San Leandro
  • San Pablo
    • Broadway-El Portal cycletracks - $7.2M in state Active Transportation Program funding
  • Walnut Creek

Have questions about any of these projects? Contact our Advocacy Team for info: BikeEastBay.org/Contact. Want to get involved and help see any of these projects through to construction? Sign up for any of our Advocacy Campaigns: BikeEastBay.org/Campaigns.