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 2018 Bicycle Facilities Grant Program. This is a competitive grant program and is open only to public agencies located within the boundaries of the Air District’s jurisdiction.

To apply, submit both an online and hard copy application, both of which must be received by the Air District by 4PM on March 19, 2018.

The program will provide 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 encouraging residents and commuters to mode shift to cycling and walking as alternatives to driving for short 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) 2018 funds is available for this competitive program. Only complete applications received by the deadline will be considered for award. 


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.
  • Applicants must attend least one pre-application webinar to learn about the program and application process.
  • 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 electronic 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.
  • To be eligible, a project must qualify for a minimum of $10,000 award.
  • The maximum grant funding per public agency is $1.5 million per calendar year.

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

Non-public entities are encouraged to visit the webpages for 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.
  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, SID
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
375 Beale St., Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105

Mandatory Pre-Application Webinars

Air District staff will conduct pre-application webinars to review the program requirements, application process, and application evaluation criteria. Attendance of at least one pre-application webinar is required for this program.

Registration is required to participate in the webinars and early registration is encouraged as each webinar is limited to 100 attendees.  The following workshops have been scheduled:

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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