Over $24 Million in SB 1 Funds in our region
Active Transportation Funds Awarded
Senate Bill 1 brings the Sacramento region an additional $24,436,000 in new transportation funding through the 2017 California Active Transportation Program.
The additional funding was approved on October 18 by the California Transportation Commission. The funding will provide money to active transportation projects across the region to provide safe and inviting active transportation amenities for more residents.
Having specialized active transportation options enables more people to walk and bike for transportation and exercise. When people walk and bike for transportation, there is an increase in personal health, reduction of pollution from cars, and reduction of traffic by taking more cars off the road.
Senate Bill 1 is the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 that will provide the State of California stable, on-going transportation funding. Senate Bill 1 has multiple programs to disperse the new funds, including the Active Transportation Program that provides dedicated funding for bike lanes, pedestrian paths, sidewalks, safe routes to school, and other projects that enable people to choose active transportation over auto transportation. The existing Active Transportation Program has previously provided a source of funding for projects in the region. As the Sacramento region continues to grow and be a desirable place for families, active transportation projects like the ones funded by Senate Bill 1 will improve safety for kids and adults who bike and walk for all kinds of trips.
Sacramento region projects awarded new Senate Bill 1 funding are listed below.
City of Citrus Heights
The City of Citrus Heights was awarded $5,866,000 for a new trail called the Electric Greenway. The Greenway will create a nearly 3-mile long, off-street trail for cyclists and pedestrians through parts of Citrus Heights and Orangevale. The project spans Arcade Creek Park Preserve to the west (near the intersection of Sunrise/Sayonara) and Wachtel Way to the east (at the Citrus Heights City Limits boundary with unincorporated Sacramento County). The project will connect seven parks, schools and the City’s commercial district (Sunrise Marketplace) to distinct neighborhoods.
City of Davis
The City of Davis was awarded $3,540,000 to improve safety around Montgomery Elementary School and better connect the Olive Drive neighborhood to the school and other destinations to the east. The project will design and construct safety improvements for Montgomery Elementary School and a bicycle/pedestrian bridge from the US40/Olive Drive existing pedestrian and cyclist path to the path on the Pole Line Road overcrossing. The new facility will also improve bicycle/pedestrian connectivity between neighborhoods to the east, Olive Drive, downtown, and UC Davis.
El Dorado County
El Dorado County was awarded $3,419,000 to construct a bicycle and pedestrian path on the El Dorado Trail from Missouri Flat Road to the town of El Dorado. The completed project will expand the trail system to a total of 6.1 miles. from west Placerville, near the El Dorado County Government Center, to the town of El Dorado. The path will provide enhanced active transportation options for residents in low-income neighborhoods, school-age children, and a growing number of retired and senior citizens.
City of Placerville
The City of Placerville was awarded $1,886,000 for the Upper Broadway Pedestrian Connection Project. This project was developed by the City of Placerville as a result of public stakeholder input and concern that the bicycle facility improvements proposed in the Upper Broadway Bike Lanes Project would not fully address the needs of pedestrians on Broadway and to nearby educational, social, and community services and locations. The Upper Broadway Bike Lanes Project proposes to construct sidewalk and pedestrian improvements to increase safety for people walking and biking within this disadvantaged community.
City of Roseville
The City of Roseville was awarded $2,212,000 for the Washington Boulevard Bikeway and Pedestrian Pathways Project. The project is located on Washington Boulevard between Diamond Oaks Road and Sawtell Road, and will be implemented with the Washington/Andora Widening Project. The new funding allows Roseville to put in safer, dedicated facilities for biking and walking as part of the larger project than would have been otherwise included.
City of Sacramento
The City of Sacramento was awarded $3,333,000 to provide a new bike path along the American River Parkway. The Two Rivers Trail (Phase II) project will provide a 2.4-mile path connection between Sutter’s Landing Park and H Street, by Sacramento State. The project will expand the riverfront trail which currently ends at H Street. Key access points include H Street connecting East Sacramento and Sacramento State; Glenn Hall Park connecting the River Park neighborhood; and the eastern edge of Sutter’s Landing Park connecting to 28th Street providing access to Midtown.
The County of Sacramento was awarded $4,180,000 for the Folsom Boulevard Complete Street Improvements, Phase 1 Project. The project is located on the south side of Folsom Boulevard between Mayhew Road and Bradshaw Road in Sacramento. Currently, the only existing sidewalk along this segment of Folsom Boulevard is located in front of the Butterfield Light Rail Station. This project will create an additional sidewalk along Folsom Boulevard between Bradshaw Road and Mayhew Road add better lighting, pedestrian signals, and landscaping.