New Measure BB money starts collecting April 1 and arrives at your city in July to be spent on many needed street improvements. Over the next 5 years, the following significant dollar amounts (based on population) are available locally for bike-ped projects, either as part of street repaving or as stand-alone bike-ped projects, and this local money is in addition to countywide discretionary grants, discussed below:
|City||5-Yr Amount||Local Contact|
|Alameda||$22.5 million||Bike Walk Alameda|
|Alameda County||$33.5 million||Art Carrera firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Albany||$5.1 million||Albany Strollers and Rollers|
|Berkeley||$36.1 million||Farid Javandel email@example.com|
|Dublin||$6.4 million||Obaid Kahn firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Emeryville||$3.4 million||Amber Evans email@example.com|
|Fremont||$39.4 million||Rene Dalton firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hayward||$36.8 million||Morad Fakhrai email@example.com|
|Livermore||$13.5 million||Debbie Bell firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Newark||$8 million||Soren Fajeau email@example.com|
|Oakland||$133 million||Michael Neary firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Piedmont||$4.4 million||Janet Chang email@example.com|
|Pleasanton||$12.7 million||Mike Tassano firstname.lastname@example.org|
|San Leandro||$20 million||Keith Cooke email@example.com|
|Union City||$16.6 million||Carmela Campbell firstname.lastname@example.org|
How this money is spent is up to your city, and they need to hear from you. They will be hearing from Bike East Bay.
In addition, a first round of designated capital projects from Measure BB has been awarded and East Bay Greenway receives $3.5 million for environmental studies and this is in addition to $3.5 million already received from the Active Transportation Program (ATP). Also, $600,000 was awarded to start scoping and designing a variety of Bay Trail and Iron Horse Trail projects. Bike East Bay will work closely with the East Bay Regional Parks District and several cities to prioritize projects along the Bay shoreline for these monies.
What’s Next? June Grant Application Deadline
Years 3-5 of Measure BB get programmed this Summer, with a June deadline for your city to apply for discretionary countywide funding. Approximately $65 million money is available for a variety of projects, including bike-ped projects. Measure BB has a good ‘complete streets policy’ but we can make it a stronger policy resulting in much better multi-modal projects with your help.
What you can do?
Contact your city’s local planner or Local Working Group listed above and ask what projects they have in mind to apply for funding.
Note that the Statewide Active Transportation Program (ATP) has a similar June 2015 deadline for bike-ped grant applications. These local leaders may be thinking of both Measure BB and the ATP Program as funding sources for the same projects.