Debra Figone, City Manager of San Jose, submitted a resolution to the Council requesting State grant funding that will be used toward improving pedestrian and bicycle transportation infrastructure within the City.
San Jose submitted a grant request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) for $486,546 to be used during the 2011-2012 fiscal year.
The grant funds would be allocated as follows:
Citywide Curb Ramps (Citywide) – $100,000
- Install ADA compliant curb ramps at comers and pedestrian crossings. These funds will supplement the City’s existing curb ramp installation program.
Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Education (Citywide) – $50,000
- Provide public safe bicycling classes for children and adults.
Bike Plan 2020 Implementation (Citywide) – $339,546
- Install Class II, and III bicycle facilities (including signage, striping, and bicycle-friendly signal detection) to expand the existing 250 mile network toward the goal of a 500 mile network $100,000
Read the entire proposal here.
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