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$300 Million in Project Funding for the East Bay

Author: Bike East Bay

Date: January 17, 2023

The East Bay won big with $300 Million in recent transportation award announcements from the federal Appropriations Bill, the federal Safe Streets for All program (SS4A), the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), 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 more than 30 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

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