2022 Cycle 6 Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Call for Projects


The San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) is pleased to announce a Call for Projects (CFP) for the Pedestrian and Bicycle Program. The goal of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Program is to fund projects that improve bicycling and walking accessibility and safety in San Mateo County, helping to encourage more residents to participate in active transportation. Bicycling and walking are sustainable forms of transportation that help meet local mobility needs.

The 2022 Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Cycle 6 CFP will be the largest in San Mateo County history with almost $18 million in combined competitive funding from Measure A and W. For capital projects (large and small), all phases of work are eligible for projects that can meet the TA’s timely use of funds requirements. Quick build strategies that improve bicycle and pedestrian safety and comfort are highly encouraged to apply for the small capital project funds. The Planning & Promotions category may fund a wide variety of projects such as corridor implementation or feasibility studies for priority projects (including traffic or parking analysis, initial concept designs, and cost estimating), Vision Zero programs, encouragement activities, public engagement, and more.

Available Funding

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Program includes three main categories: Capital Projects, Planning/Promotion, and Safe Routes to School. The San Mateo County Office of Education administers a separate grant program in collaboration with the TA directly with eligible schools and school districts. The Planning and Promotions category includes $152,500 available funds from the previous Cycle 5 CFP. The table below shows the anticipated breakdown of project funding.

Capital Projects



Small Projects (Total project costs ≤ $1 mil)*



Large Projects (Total project costs > $1 mil)*






Safe Routes to School






*Total project cost refers to the total amount of the funding request for this CFP. Future phases of work requested do not count toward this total.


Call for Projects Issued

August 4, 2022

Call for Projects Workshop – Register here to receive Zoom Access Link

August 9, 2022

Deadline for "Notice of Intent to Submit" Survey for Pre-Submittal Meeting Requests 

August 19, 2022

Option Pre-submittal Meetings with TA Staff

August 22 - September 2, 2022

Project Applications Due

September 23, 2022

Evaluation Period

October 2022

Draft Recommendations/TA Board Approval

November/December 2022


Application Submittal Instructions

Step 1: Notice of Intent to Submit Survey: Potential applicants must fill out the notice of intent to submit survey using the link below with the project name and sponsor agency information no later than September 16, 2022 for each individual potential project application. This will be used to set up a Dropbox account for submission of all materials which will be emailed to primary contact indicated in the survey.

Notice of Intent to Submit Survey Link

Step 2: Optional Pre-Submittal Meetings with TA Staff: Applicants may indicate in the notice of intent to submit survey if they would like to discuss their potential project and/or application with TA staff. Applicants should be prepared to discuss the project overview to determine eligibility, required matching funds, project schedule, etc. Pre-submittal meetings may be requested by the TA for applicants who did not apply to the Cycle 5 CFP, have previous project delivery/invoicing/reporting issues, or who request potential TA Technical Assistance. Please submit the survey prior to August 19, 2022 for pre-submittal meeting requests.

Step 3 – Upload and Confirm: Applicants must submit one electronic copy of the completed application with all required attachments by uploading all materials to a specific Dropbox link that will be provided. Completed applications must be received no later than September 23, 2022 by 4:00 PM. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to check with TA staff to confirm the receipt of applications prior to the submission deadline.

Application Materials

All materials other than the CFP Guidelines will be posted after the August 4th TA Board of Directors meeting.

Contact Information

For general application questions, please contact:

Patrick Gilster, Manager of Planning and Programming

Email: gilsterp@samtrans.com  

Phone: 650-207-5643