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Bicycles and Pedestrians

Active Transportation Grant Program

The goal of the Active Transportation Grant Program is to encourage local jurisdictions to plan and build facilities that promote multiple travel choices for residents and connectivity to transit, schools, retail centers, parks, work, and other community gathering places. The grant program also encourages local jurisdictions to provide bicycle parking, education, encouragement, and awareness programs that support pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure.

There were $8.8 million in Active Transportation funding to award in this cycle, with 75% ($6.6 million) of the funding for capital projects, and 25% ($2.2 million) plus any rollover from the Capital grant allocation for non-capital projects.

Capital Grants

Capital Projects Recommended for Funding - Over $500,000

D Avenue Corridor (National City) - $600,000
Provides approximately 2.5 miles of Class II and III bicycle facilities, including bicycle detector loops and bicycle boxes at all signalized intersections. The project also includes installation of high-visibility crosswalks, and traffic calming elements. Project is located on D Avenue between Division St. and 30th St.; on 30th St. between D Avenue and Hoover Avenue; and on Hoover Avenue between 30th and the Sweetwater River Bike Path.

Grant application

Mission Avenue Improvements (Oceanside) - $1,500,000
Provides a mix of bicycle, pedestrian, and roadway improvements including: increased sidewalk width with curb bulb-outs, streetscape improvements, and Class III bicycle improvements. The project also adds enhanced Class III bicycle improvements and installation of ten bicycle racks for bike parking. Project is located on Mission Avenue from Pacific Street to Horne Street; on Seagaze Drive from Cleveland Street to Clementine Street; and on Cleveland Street from Seagaze Drive to Neptune Way.

Grant application

Eco-Bikeway 7th & Seacoast (Imperial Beach) - $1,500,000
Provides construction of Class II and Class III bikeways, and significantly expands the local pedestrian network along Palm Avenue. Provides an important connection from the Bayshore Bikeway to Seacoast Drive. Project is located from 7th Street to Palm Avenue, and then travels west along Palm Ave. to Seacoast Drive and then connects to the existing coastal bike route.

Grant application

Coastal Rail Trail Reach 1 (Carlsbad) - $800,000
Enhances safety and improves circulation and access for all modes of transportation between Carlsbad and Oceanside across a natural barrier and completes the northern sections of the Coastal Rail Trail into Oceanside. Project goes from Eaton Street in Oceanside to Oak Avenue in Carlsbad.

Grant application

Capital Projects NOT Recommended for Funding – Over $500,000

18th Street Community Corridor (National City)
Project would provide 2 miles of Class II and III bicycle facilities, along with traffic calming elements. Located on 18th Street between Wilson Ave. and Granger Ave.

Grant application

University Ave. & 54th St. Roadway Improvements (City of San Diego)
Located on University Ave. between 54th Street and 58th Street, the project would reconstruct the intersection of University Ave. and 54th Street to eliminate the free westbound and southbound right turn lanes, and install a bicycle facility from 54th to 58th Streets.

Grant application

Third Ave. Streetscape Implementation Project Phase 2 (Chula Vista
Proposes traffic calming measures, along with expanded bicycle parking, marked bicycle routes, landscaping, among other additions. Project area is located on Third Ave. between Fuddrucker’s Restaurant (just north of Madrona St.) and approximately 100 ft. north of F Street.

Grant application

Sixth Ave. Bridge Promenade (City of San Diego)
Project includes a feasibility study, design, and construction of a pedestrian promenade along the east side of the Sixth Avenue Bridge over Interstate 5, between Cedar Street and Elm Street.

Grant application

Escondido Creek Bike Path Missing Link (Escondido)
Provides a direct link from the Escondido Transit Center to the downtown core by constructing Class I bike lanes, and reconnects with the existing Class I bike lanes along Escondido Creek, creating an east-west corridor through the City. Project is located on Broadway between Woodward Ave. and Valley Pkwy.; on Valley Pkwy. between Broadway and Centre City Pkwy.; on Centre City Pkwy., between Valley Pkwy. and the Escondido Creek; and finally, along Escondido Creek between Centre City Pkwy. and Quince Street.

Grant application

Broadway Class 2 & 3 Bikeway (Chula Vista)
Removes existing pavement markers and provides Class II and III bike lanes. Project is located on Broadway between C Street and Main Street.

Grant application

CSUSM Bike and Pedestrian Urban Trail (San Marcos)
Project consists of 1600 feet of a shared-use urban trail, with installation of pedestrian countdown signals, signage and lighting. Project is located on Twin Oaks Valley Road, between Craven Road and Barham Drive.

Grant application

North Spring St. Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements (La Mesa)
Provides a pedestrian connection, a Class III bicycle route with bicycle loop detection, and traffic calming measures. Project is located on N. Spring St. between Center St. and the La Mesa Blvd. Transit Center and the Regional Bicycle Route.

Grant application

King St. & Marian St. Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements (La Mesa)
Provides traffic calming measures through road diets and curb bulb-outs; installs a high visibility mid-block pedestrian crossing, and provides a new sidewalk and Class III bicycle facilities in areas with gaps. Located on King Street between Waite Dr. and Hoffman Ave., and on Marian St. from Hoffman Avenue to University Avenue.

Grant application

Camino Del Mar Bicycle Pedestrian Bridge (Del Mar)
Proposes construction of a 10-ft. wide pedestrian/bicycle bridge to separate pedestrians and bicyclists from vehicular traffic. Project is located on southbound Camino Del Mar at the intersection with Jimmy Durante Boulevard.

Grant application

Camino Del Mar Streetscape Improvements (Del Mar)
Redesigns Camino Del Mar to be a two-lane roadway with roundabouts at key intersections. Project also redesigns sidewalks and on-street parking to be continuous, and improves pedestrian and bicycle neighborhood connectivity to the Del Mar Village area. Project located on a six block portion of Camino Del Mar, between 9th Street and 15th Street.

Grant application

Coast to Crest Trail Bike and Pedestrian Improvements: Reach the Beach (Del Mar)
Completes the Coast to Crest Trail in the San Dieguito Lagoon area by bridging impediments and completing gaps. Project is located between Jimmy Durante Blvd. and Hwy. 101 at the San Dieguito Lagoon.

Grant application

Pedestrian Facilities along Camino Del Mar & Jimmy Durante (Del Mar)
Proposes construction of a continuous sidewalk on Camino Del Mar and Jimmy Durante Blvd. from ‘The Plaza’ (north of 15th St.) to an existing bridge just south of the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Grant application

Capital Projects Recommended for Funding - under $500,000

4th Street Community Corridor (National City) - $450,000
Provides roughly 2.0 miles of Class II bicycle facilities, including bicycle detector loops and bicycle boxes. The project includes installation of high-visibility crosswalks, and traffic calming elements such as curb extensions, pedestrian refuge islands, and re-striping to include reverse angle parking and decreased lane widths. Project is located on 4th Street between Roosevelt Avenue and Harbison Avenue.

Grant application

San Diego River Bike Path & Mission Center Blvd. Improvement: Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (City of San Diego) - $293,000
Improves pedestrian safety with the installation of the Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon using the ‘Hawk Signal’ at the project intersection. Project is located at the intersection of Mission Center Road and the San Diego River Bike Path.

Grant application

Bike Lane Project - Town Center Parkway/Olive Lane/Prospect Ave. (Santee) - $134,000
Improves safety for bicyclists by installing Class II bike lanes, narrowing vehicle lanes, adding bike lanes at intersections and adjusting video detection to detect bicycles. Project area is located on Town Center Pkwy. between Cuyamaca Street to Mission Gorge Road; on Olive Lane from Mission Gorge Road to Prospect Avenue; and on Prospect Avenue, between Cuyamaca Street and Fanita Drive.  

Grant application

Chollas Creek to Bayshore Bikeway- Multi-Use Path Design (City of San Diego) - $441,250
A Class I Multi-Use Path, providing a critical connection between Southeastern San Diego, Barrio Logan, the San Diego Bay and Downtown San Diego for everyday non-motorized travel. Project is located on the Chollas Creek corridor between the Southcrest Trails Park in Southeastern San Diego and the Bayshore Bikeway near Harbor Drive and 32nd Street.

Grant application

Microwave Bicycle Detection (The Intersector) (City of San Diego) - $200,000
Installs microwave-based bicycle detection devices at 17 intersections that distinguish between bicycles and vehicles and adjusts signal timing to better accommodate cyclists. The project is city-wide.

Grant application

Oceanside Blvd. Transit Access & Beautification Project (Oceanside) - $400,000
Improves the sidewalk and landscaping along Oceanside Boulevard, facilitating pedestrian access to transit stations and destinations. Project is located on the Oceanside Blvd. corridor between Interstate 5 and Crouch Street.

Grant application

San Diego River Trail- South Side of San Diego River (Santee) - $281,750
Improves trail by installing a Class I bike path with decomposed granite shoulders for pedestrians. Project is located on the south side of the San Diego River from Cuyamaca Street to 800 feet to the west.

Grant application

Capital Projects NOT Recommended for Funding – Less than $500,000

Bikeway Village Bayshore Bikeway Access Improvements (Imperial Beach)
Provides bicycle, pedestrian and roadway improvements that would improve and enhance access to the Bayshore Bikeway and other bicycle facilities, and installs various pedestrian facility improvements. Project is located on 13th St. between Palm Ave./SR 75 and the Bayshore Bikeway at the northern terminus of 13th Street.

Grant application

Riverwalk Drive Bulbouts and Crosswalk Project (Santee)
Installs new concrete bulb-outs, pedestrian ramps, pedestrian warning signage, a new ladder crosswalk, and enhanced lighting. Project is located on Riverwalk drive from Cuyamaca Street to Verde Vista Lane.

Grant application

San Diego River Trail - North Side of San Diego River (Santee)
Provides design and environmental review to construct a Class I bike trail along the north side of the San Diego River. Project is located on the north side of the San Diego River between Cuyamaca Street and Chubb Lane.

Grant application

San Marcos Bicycle Detection Enhancement Project (San Marcos)
An intersection detection system that detects bicyclists at signalized intersections and applies safe passage bicycle timing parameters. Project would be at traffic signal locations throughout San Marcos.

Grant application

Industrial Blvd. Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements (Chula Vista)
Constructs PCC sidewalks, curb/gutters, ADA pedestrian ramps, PCC driveways, bike lanes, signage and striping. Located on Industrial Blvd. between Ada Street and Anita Street.

Grant application

S. Melrose Dr. Bike Lane Improvements (Vista)
The project consists of final design and right of way acquisition for a 2100 ft. segment of a Class II bike lane, closing a gap in Vista’s bike lane network along S. Melrose Drive between the Breeze Hill Commercial Center Driveway and Las Palmas Road.

Grant application

Longhorn Dr. @ S. Melrose Dr. Pedestrian Enhancement (Vista)
Expands the existing sidewalk, builds a keystone gravity retaining wall and installs a protective pedestrian railing. Project is located at the northwest corner of S. Melrose Dr. and Longhorn Dr. in the City of Vista.

Grant application

Bayshore Bike Path Shoulder Improvements (Coronado)
Proposal to construct a 2-ft. wide decomposed granite shoulder, and to install edging material to reduce future erosion. Project is located on the Bayshore Bikeway from Strand Way to the City of Coronado/Imperial Beach city limits.

Grant application

Non-Capital Grants

Planning Projects Recommended for Funding

Downtown Complete Streets Mobility Plan (City of San Diego) - $300,000
The plan establishes a comprehensive Complete Streets approach for downtown San Diego, including the reduction of vehicular travel lanes to enable the installation of enhanced pedestrian and bicycle facilities, both within downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods. Project location is south of Laurel Street and I-5; west of the I-5; north of Sigsbee and 16th Streets and San Diego Bay; and east of San Diego Bay.

Grant application

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (San Marcos) -$80,000
Identifies needed improvements to the existing network and new routes to provide bicycle and pedestrian connectivity. Contains education and encouragement programs to help encourage non-motorized travel.

Grant application

San Marcos Blvd. Complete Street Multi-Way Blvd. (San Marcos) - $124,000
Project creates a multi-modal transportation corridor and prepares a set of Complete Street concepts for the future re-development of San Marcos Boulevard. Project goes along San Marcos Blvd. from Bent Avenue to Discovery Street.

Grant application

Comprehensive Active Transportation Strategies (Solana Beach) - $136,000
Comprehensive update of the bicycle master plan, and consideration of pedestrian facilities and traffic calming needs, especially around schools, transit and commercial neighborhoods.

Grant application

Linda Vista Comprehensive Active Transportation Strategies (San Diego) – $300,000
Develops a Comprehensive Active Transportation Strategy (CATS) for the Linda Vista Community Planning Area, providing direct and convenient connections to various destinations, while increasing bicyclist and pedestrian safety. The planning area is generally bounded on the south by Friars Road, to the west by I-5, the north by Tecolote Rd. and Mesa College Dr., and on the east by SR 163.

Grant application

Comprehensive Active Transportation Strategies (Carlsbad) - $150,000
Develops an implementation strategy for livable streets. The plan will be tested by implementing up to five pilot projects. The plan is city-wide with up to ten priority locations to be identified during the project lifecycle.

Grant application

Bicycle Master Plan (Vista) - $150,000
An update of the City of Vista’s 2002 Bicycle Master Plan. Provides connections to neighboring bikeways in adjacent communities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, San Marcos, and unincorporated parts of the County.

Grant application

Main Street Streetscape Master Plan (Chula Vista) - $299,981
Provides a plan using Complete Street principles, and improves access to nearby recreational facilities, and promotes water conservation through improved landscaping features. Project is located in southwest Chula Vista, extending along an approximately 3-mile corridor of Main Street between I-805 and Industrial Blvd., and connecting north and south along neighboring through streets including Broadway, 4th  Ave., 3rd Ave., and Albany Avenue.

Grant application

Planning Projects NOT Recommended for Funding

Bicycle Transportation Plan (County of San Diego)
Seeks funding to support a proposed Bicycle Transportation Plan (BTP) update that will serve as a master plan and policy document to guide the development and maintenance of bicycle infrastructure and programs for the unincorporated areas of the county. Project area limits include the entire unincorporated County of San Diego.

Grant application

Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan (Del Mar)
Guides future improvements, projects, programs and policies that will improve mobility of non-motorized transportation. Project area encompasses the entire City of Del Mar (west of the I-5, Via de la Valle to the north, and Del Mar Heights to the south).

Grant application

Bayshore Bikeway/Coronado Cays Entrance Intersection Study (Coronado) – Ineligible
Studies the feasibility of realigning the existing Bayshore Bikeway and/or any improvements that could reduce conflicts between vehicles going through the Coronado Cays development and bicyclists/pedestrians traveling on the Bayshore Bikeway. Project area was the intersection at northbound SR 75 and Coronado Cays Blvd.

Grant application

Education/Encouragement/Awareness Projects Recommended for Funding

Active Village Campaign (Carlsbad) - $271,211
Develops a multi-media campaign to promote the benefits of walking and biking in Carlsbad and Carlsbad Village, and aims to increase bicycling and walking for everyday trips, improve connectivity and create a pilot program that is scalable for other cities in the region.

Grant application

2 Year Education/Encouragement/Awareness Project (Oceanside) - $180,808
Provides adult and student education for active transportation skills and concepts, bilingual Public Service Announcements, and bike route maps of Oceanside bike facilities.

Grant application

Education/Encouragement/Awareness Projects NOT Recommended for Funding

Mobile Village (Carlsbad)
Project develops a free Carlsbad Village pedestrian/bicycle application for mobile devices featuring: maps and information about bicycle parking and routes, as well as walking tours; village events listings and business directory; promotional deals from bicycle-friendly businesses. Project area is located between Buena Vista Lagoon on the north, the I-5 to the east, the Agua Hedionda Lagoon to the south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.

Grant application

Parking Projects Recommended for Funding

North Coast Transit Station Bike Station Project (Oceanside) - $100,000
A 200 sq. ft. bike station for 30 bicycles to provide secure, indoor bike parking, which bicyclists can access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Project is located at the North Coast Transit Station (205 South Tremont Street, Oceanside).

Grant application

Bicycle Parking Enhancements (National City) - $50,000
Installs bicycle racks throughout National City’s bicycle network, providing cyclists with secure and convenient parking for end-of-trip storage. Locations are city-wide.

Grant application

Bike the Village: 100 Racks (Carlsbad) - $33,000
Builds upon the Carlsbad Village’s Bike Rack Pilot Program and other related capital improvement projects in the vicinity and installs 80 additional custom racks and 6 bike corrals consisting of 7 custom racks each. The racks will be at various points throughout the City of Carlsbad.

Grant application

Bicycle Parking Facilities (Del Mar) - $25,000
Planning and implementation of bike parking facilities, including bike racks and lockers, throughout the city.

Grant application

Parking Projects NOT Recommended for Funding

Bicycle Station Facilities (Del Mar)
Planning and implementation of bike station facilities (bike storage) throughout the City of Del Mar. Project area encompasses the entire city with boundaries west of the I-5, Via de la Valle to the north, and Del Mar Heights to the south.

Grant application

Call for FY 2011/2012 Projects and Program Guidelines

The call for projects was released in April 2012.  Applications were due July 17, 2012.

Capital Grants

Program Guidelines | Application Form | Scope, Schedule, and Budget Template | Sample Resolution

Non-Capital Grants
Planning, Education/Encouragement/Awareness, and Bicycle Parking

Program Guidelines | Application Form | Scope, Schedule, and Budget Template | Sample Resolution

Reference Documents

Design Standards from Riding to 2050: The San Diego Regional Bicycle Plan | Planning and Designing for Pedestrians | NACTO Design Manual | SANDAG Board Policy Nos. 031, 033, and 035

Project Manager

Christine Eary, Associate Regional Planner
Phone: (619) 699-6928, Email: christine.eary@sandag.org

For media inquiries, please contact David Hicks at (619) 699-6939 or david.hicks@sandag.org.