On Thursday November 9, the City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County (C/CAG) Board of Directors is expected to distribute a meager $2.3 million in funds from the state’s Transportation Development Act (TDA) Article 3 program for walking and bicycling improvements. Five capital projects and four planning projects were chosen by the agency’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) from among 27 projects that were submitted for funding, representing $7.5 million in total funding requests.
And the winners for capital projects:
- Foster City, $400,000, Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements along East Hillsdale Boulevard and Beach Park Boulevard
- San Bruno, $385,200, Huntington/San Antonio Bicycle Corridor and Lomita Park Elementary Safe Routes to School Project
- Millbrae, $370,183, Transit Center to Spur Trails (Phase I and II) Connection and Pedestrian/Bicyclist Safety Improvements
- Atherton, $400,000, El Camino Real between Selby Lane/5th Ave Complete Streets Improvements
- South San Francisco, $350,000, The South San Francisco Regional Bike Network Connectivity Project: North
The winners for planning projects:
- South San Francisco, $100,000, Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Planning Project
- Pacifica, $55,000, Comprehensive Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan
- San Carlos, $100,000, Comprehensive Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan
- San Mateo, $99,617, Bicycle Master Plan Update
The remaining 18 projects receiving no funding will have to look elsewhere, the most likely next source being the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (SMCTA)’s Measure A Pedestrian and Bicycle Program, which has $5 million up for grabs this year.