California's Active Transportation Program: Getting Started


The Safe Routes Partnership is pleased to announce a three-part webinar series designed to encourage Californian jurisdictions to apply for Cycle 5 of the Active Transportation Program (ATP) and provide insight from applicants who were successful in previous cycles.

The ATP is a critical source of funding to build biking and walking networks and Safe Routes to School.

It may seem too soon to be thinking about this, but what we know from our work with past ATP applicants is that if you wait until the guidelines come out, you won’t have enough time to create a competitive application. You should be thinking now about what project you will apply for, identify key partners, and plan out community engagement. Let us help you get started!


The first webinar in the series, Getting Started, will be held on Thursday, September 26 at 11am. Moderated by California Senior Policy Manager Jonathan Matz, this webinar will focus on what you should be doing to get your ducks in a row a little less than a year from the Cycle 5 deadline in June. Guest speakers will include Cory Wilkerson, Active Transportation Coordinator at the City of Santa Ana, Melanie Mullis, Principal Planner of Transportation and Mobility at the City of Ontario, and Edgar Garibay, Community Relations Manager for the Tuolomne River Trust, all of whom have submitted successful applications in previous ATP Cycles.


Topics that will be discussed include:

1.      Identifying communities in need.

2.      Understanding the gaps in your biking and walking network.

3.      Building a team.

4.      How Community Partners can help get the process going.

Stay tuned as well for more webinars early next year (The value of funding your plan through the ATP) and late next spring (Changes in ATP Guidelines in Cycle 5).

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