Regional Round of ATP Grants Awarded to East Bay

Rumrill Blvd in San Pablo gets $4.3 million for parking protected bike lanes and a $4.5 million major upgrade will extend Telegraph Ave’s bike lanes to 41st St.

These two projects, along with three sidewalk projects in Castro Valley, are recommended for funding from the regional pot of Active Transportation Program funds, to be approved Oct 14 at the Metropolitan Transportation Commission.

Rumrill also gets protected curbside sections, with green paint through most intersections, and in some section parking protected bike lanes. The project connects to planned bike lanes on San Pablo Ave, Contra Costa College, and when the Richmond section of Rumrill gets built, to Richmond BART

Telegraph’s upgrades include bus boarding islands with curbside bike lanes and bike traffic signals at busy intersections to control right turning cars. Telegraph will also reposition several bus stops to far side locations and incorporate smart technology for buses to hold green signals green and clear intersections. Help connect Telegraph Ave to a network of protected bike lanes as part of Plan Downtown Oakland.

And a big high five to BikeWalkCV and their team of local grant writers for collectively raising the scores of Alameda County Public Works’ ATP grant applications over 30 points. BikeWalkCV spent endless hours writing the grants they are receiving–a terrific example of how local groups can assist hard-working local agency staff. Learn more about the good work of BikeWalkCV.

Regional Projects Funded in East Bay

County Agency Description Funded Amount ($thousands)
Alameda Oakland Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets $4,554
Contra Costa San Pablo Rumrill Blvd Complete Streets $4,310
Alameda County Castro Valley Safe Routes to School $250
Alameda County Creekside Middle School Safe Routes to Schools $475
Alameda County Stanton Elementary School Safe Routes to Schools (Design and Right-of-Way Only) $300

Here is the regional list of projects, both funded and unfunded

Bike East Bay worked with several local cities on their grant applications for this money and our close work paid off. The East Bay is receiving over $26 million in grants, well above our proportational share based on population. In addition to the projects funded, several local projects scored well but just missed the cut. Piedmont is on the wait list to get funding to do road diets with bike lanes on Grand Ave and Highland Ave.

Statewide Round of ATP Funding

County Agency Description Funded Amount ($thousands)
Alameda Berkeley 9th Street Bicycle Blvd Pathway Extension, Ph. 2 $850
Alameda Oakland 19th Street BART to Lake Merritt Urban Greenway $4,583
Contra Costa County Rio Vista Elementary School Pedestrian Connection $600
Contra Costa County Bailey Rd/SR-4 Interchange Bicycle/Pedestrian Improvements $4,160
Contra Costa Richmond Yellow Brick Rd in Richmond’s Iron Triangle $6,209

More details on the East Bay projects recommended for funding by staff in the Statewide Round of the 2015 ATP

Check out the 2013 round of Active Transportation Program local grants received

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