Four projects win state bike/ped funding
$16 million invested in regional needs
The California Transportation Commission adopted the State Active Transportation Program funding recommendation on March 24. The $241.5 million recommendation included four projects from the SACOG region:
- City of Sacramento, Franklin Blvd: $9,323,000
- Scope: On Franklin Boulevard between Sutterville Road and 32nd Avenue, in Sacramento, a reduction in travel lanes from four to two; addition of Class IV and buffered Class II bike facilities; pedestrian improvements; signal modifications.
- Sacramento County, South Sacramento County Safe Routes to
School Project, $1,946,000
- Scope: Construct 12 curb extensions, 26 crosswalks, 33 curb ramps, 1 hardened median, 1 expanded transit stop, 255 feet widened sidewalk, 2 speed humps, bike/ped education programming in unincorporated South Sacramento County, surrounding Ethel Baker ES, Nicholas ES, and Pacific ES. Programming implemented at 3 schools in S. Sacramento.
- City of West Sacramento, Sycamore Phase 2, $3,500,000
- Scope: constructing 1,940 foot concrete overpass with amenities and safety enhancements to bridge Highway 50 from Joey Lopes Park to Westmore Oaks site.
- El Dorado County, Pollock Pines- Pony Express Trail Bicycle
and Pedestrian Improvements, $1,440,000
- Scope: 1.7 miles of class II bike lanes on both sides of Pony Express Trail, 4650 lineal feet of new or reconstructed pedestrian paths, improved ADA compliance, crosswalks with beacons
The State Active Transportation Program is highly competitive, receiving 454 project nominations seeking approximately $2.3 billion in grant funds.