Approximately $8.6 million was available to program and SACOG received 22 projects totaling $19.3 million. This year's submitted applications are available for review.
On January 21, 2010, the SACOG Board approved recommended projects of the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Funding Program. Twelve projects were awarded a total of $8.6 million. Projects in Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba, and Sutter Counties were eligible in this round of funding. Projects in El Dorado and Placer Counties used a separate selection and funding process due to an agreement between their respective county transportation agencies and SACOG.
The awarded projects were recommended from a selection process comprised of an appointed review committee composed of professional staff and other stakeholders from the four-county area. Applications were evaluated on how well they met goals for bicycle and pedestrian connectivity and cost-effectiveness.
The following bicycle and pedestrian projects were approved for funding during the 2010 funding cycle, and will receive funding in FFY 2013 and 2014. For each project, a PDF of the application is provided.
City of Citrus Heights, Mesa Verde High School Bikeway Connection, awarded $393,000. This project will construct 2,100 feet of a Class I bike and pedestrian trail, within a riparian corridor. The project provides safe and convenient access to two schools and will construct three bicycle and pedestrian bridges over Cripple Creek. The proposed bicycle and pedestrian path will replace an existing dirt trail, currently used by school aged children as a shortcut to two schools. It will improve safety and access issues along creek, which is fast flowing and often impassible during the winter months.
City of Folsom, Historic Powerhouse/Folsom Lake Regional Trail Project, awarded $895,000. The project includes the second phase of the 6-mile regionally significant Folsom Lake Trail and the final phase of the Historic Powerhouse Trail. The project includes approximately 1.5 miles of Class I trail that extends from the existing terminus of the Historic Powerhouse Trail to the approach to the new bike/pedestrian overcrossing being constructed as part of Phase 1. Also included is construction of a Class I trail connection from the mail trail to the Folsom State Prison employee entrance. An additional feature is the construction of a 200-foot long bridge to span a large ravine that has created a major barrier in connecting the Historic Powerhouse Trail with the Folsom Lake Trail. The new trail would also connect with the recently completed Oak Parkway Trail, which extends approximately 7 miles to the east.
City of Sacramento, Two Rivers Trail Phase II, awarded $500,000. SACOG awarded funding for the study of a new Class I bike trail connecting the existing Sacramento Northern Bike Trail to Sutter's Landing Park. Additionally, future bike trail connections will be studied to evaluate the feasibility of crossing the American River, crossing the Capital City Freeway, and extending east along the American River to the CSUS area.