Measure F is a $10 increase in the vehicle registration fee in Alameda County that will raise $11 million/year. The voters gave it 63% support at the ballot. The Vehicle Registration Fee specifically funds:
- Repair and maintenance of our local streets and roads to make them safer for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians (Complete Streets)
- Public transportation projects easier to use and more efficient.
- Intelligent transportation projects
- Projects to improve bicycling and walking
This new funding will go to repave local streets and roads primarily, but also allocates monies to transit, walking and bicycling. The exciting part of Measure F is its requirements that the local streets and roads monies be used for projects that include Complete Streets plans. You will be hearing much more about complete streets next year from Kate Rowland, EBBC’s coordinator for our Complete Streets Campaign. In fact, the passage of Measure F all be guarantees that Alameda County’s upcoming Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Updates next year include Complete Streets policies.