Bikeways, Roads, Lanes and Paths

Learn about grants to public agencies to help expand the region’s bicycle roadway network. This program is designed to reduce air pollution by facilitating mode shifts to clean alternative forms of transportation.

Bicycle Facilities

The Air District is currently accepting applications for the 2017 Bicycle Facilities Grant Program. To apply, submit both an online and hard copy application, both of which need to be received by the Air District by 4PM on June 26, 2017.

The program offers funding to support the construction of new bicycle facilities, including bikeways and secure parking, in the Bay Area. The goal of this program is to reduce air emissions from on-road motor vehicles and to improve air quality by helping residents and commuters to mode shift to cycling and walking as alternatives to driving for short distances and first- and last-mile trips.

Replacing motor vehicle trips with bicycling is a part of the overall trip reduction strategy for the Bay Area, and plays a key role in helping the region attain its clean air goals.

This program is funded through the Air District’s Transportation Fund for Clean Air Regional Fund, which provides grants to projects that improve air quality within the nine-county Bay Area by reducing emissions of criteria pollutants from on-road vehicles.

Up to $5 million in fiscal year ending (FYE) 2017 funds is available for this competitive program. Only complete applications received by the deadline will be evaluated and ranked.

Eligibility

To be eligible for funding, projects must meet all Program and Eligibility Requirements contained in the Bicycle Facilities Grant Program Application Guidance. Below is a summary of key program requirements:

  • Only public agencies, including municipalities and government agencies, are eligible to apply for funding from the program.
  • Projects must be located within the boundaries of the Air District’s jurisdiction.
  • Projects must propose one or more of the following types of bicycle facilities:
    - Construction of one or more segments of new Class-I, II, III, or IV bikeways.
    - Installation of new bicycle parking (i.e., racks and/or e-lockers).
  • The locations of the segment(s) and parking spot(s) must be described in an adopted countywide bicycle plan, Congestion Management Plan (CMP), countywide transportation plan (CTP), city general plan or area-specific plan, or Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Regional Bicycle Plan.
  • Award amounts range from $10,000 (minimum) up to $1,500,000 (maximum).

For the full list of eligibility requirements, see the Bicycle Facilities Grant Program Application Guidance.

Non-public entities are encouraged to visit the webpages that provide information about grant opportunities that are available to Businesses and Fleets and Residents.

How to Apply

  1. Review the Bicycle Facilities Grant Program Application Guidance to obtain complete information about the eligibility and program requirements, application evaluation criteria, and other program information.
  2. Attend a pre-application webinar to learn about the program and application process (not required, but strongly encouraged).
  3. Complete the online application and attach (upload) all required supplemental documentation.
  4. Print one copy of the completed online application form and mail the signed hard copy along with the required attachments to:

Attn: Bicycle Facilities Grant Program
Strategic Incentives Division
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
375 Beale St., Suite 600 
San Francisco, CA 94105

Pre-Application Webinars

Air District staff will hold pre-application webinars to review the program requirements, application process, and the application evaluation criteria. Registration is required to participate in a webinar and early registration is encouraged as each webinar is limited to 100 attendees. Webinar attendance is highly encouraged but not required for this program.

The following webinars have been scheduled:

  • Wednesday, May 3, 10 AM to 11 AM (Register)
  • Thursday, May 11, 2 PM to 3 PM (Register)
  • Tuesday, May 23, 10 AM to 11 AM (Register)
  • Thursday, June 15, 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (Register)
  • Wednesday, June 21, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Register)

Based on demand, additional webinars may be scheduled. Notices about additional pre-application webinars will be sent via email to parties that have signed up to receive TFCA email alerts. Interested parties are also encouraged to visit this website for updates.

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Linda Hui
Administrative Analyst, Strategic Incentives

Michael Neward
Administrative Analyst, Strategic Incentives

415.749.4703

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Last Updated: 5/27/2015