At their February 22nd meeting, the SJCOG Board awarded a total of $19.63 million of competitive funding from the Measure K Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School Program and the Measure K Smart Growth Incentive Program to 21 projects and plans.
The Measure K Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Safe Routes to School Program provides funding to help expand and enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety and facilities within San Joaquin County. The Measure K Smart Growth Incentive program provides funding for infrastructure enhancements that will assist local agencies to better integrate transportation and land use. These funds are used to support infill development, neighborhood revitalization, and downtown improvements.
SJCOG received far more applications than it was able to fund. A total of 40 applications were received requesting more than $39 million in funding.
“Measure K helps provide vital transportation funding for our region,” said San Joaquin County Supervisor and SJCOG Chair Kathy Miller. “These important projects will help meet the mobility needs for people of all ages and abilities throughout San Joaquin County by improving and enhancing the existing bicycle and pedestrian network and providing safe routes to schools. These projects will help improve safety and support infill development and neighborhood revitalization throughout our region.”