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City Applies For Grant Funds For Bicycle Network Improvements
Posted on 03/01/2019
Bicycle Conflict Zones

City Applies For Grant Funds For Bicycle Network Improvements

On behalf of Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), Contra Costa County administers the Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 Grant Program. A Call for Projects for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019/2020 was released on November 1, 2018. Each City within Contra Costa County is eligible to submit one project. The City received $30,000 in FY 2017/2018 TDA funding, which was used to complete the City’s Bicycle Master Plan. 

For FY 2019/2020, staff submitted a grant application for $25,000. If awarded, the TDA grant funding will be applied to the Citywide Bicycle Network Improvements & Enhancements Project (CIP 5613), along with the CIP project funding of $25,000, for a grand total of $50,000. The funding will be used to install bicycle conflict zones on San Ramon Valley Boulevard from Crow Canyon Road to Bollinger Canyon Road. Bicycle conflict zones, or spot treatments, enhance safety and comfort at intersections that can significantly improve the riding experience. They are designed to improve visibility, alert all roadway users of expected behavior, and reduce conflicts with turning vehicles (photo below). These improvements are included in the City’s Bicycle Master Plan. 

The County’s schedule for TDA grant review/approval process is as follows:

 

February 27, 2019 (tentative)

TDA Subcommittee conducts field review.

March 2019

TDA Subcommittee submits Priority List to Contra Costa Engineering Advisory Committee.

April 2019

Priority List forwarded to Mayors Conference for review and approval.

May 2019

Priority List forwarded to Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors for review and approval.

June 2019

Contra Costa County TDA Priority List of projects transmitted to MTC.