More Funding is Needed for the Active Transportation Program

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

After the most competitive cycle yet of the Active Transportation Program, we and our partners in mobility and environmental justice advocacy are pushing for a $1 Billion augmentation to Cycle 5 from the State General Fund, which is currently benefiting from an unprecedented one-time surplus. This augmentation would be sufficient to fully fund all applications that received a score of at least 80 out of 100 in Cycle 5, a threshold that we believe should be the expectation in every future ATP cycle.


We are further requesting $500 million respectively to seed pilot programs for 15-minute cities (an idea pioneered in Paris to create urban environments in which every residents’ needs are accessible in a 15-minute walk or bike ride) and bicycle highways at the Strategic Growth Council and CalTrans, respectively. 


See our coalition letter here.