The purpose of the Measure A and Measure W Pedestrian and Bicycle Program is to fund specific projects to encourage and improve bicycling and walking conditions. Funding can be used for non-infrastructure programs or infrastructure project development and construction of pedestrian and bicycle facilities within San Mateo County.
As defined in the 2004 Transportation Expenditure Plan, Measure A provides the Pedestrian and Bicycle Program category with a three percent share of the sales tax revenues collected. Similarly, as defined in the 2018 Congestion Relief Plan, Measure W provides the Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvement Program category with a five percent share of the sales tax revenues collected. According to the 2020-2024 Transportation Authority Strategic Plan, both measures are projected to produce approximately $179 million in available funding for this program ($42.5 million from the remaining 15 years of Measure A and $136.5 million for the 30 year life of Measure W).
Cycle 5 Call for Projects
In August 2020, the San Mateo County Transportation Authority (TA) issued its fifth Pedestrian and Bicycle Program CFP, announcing the availability of up to $8.1 million in Measure A and Measure W funds. This is the first Pedestrian and Bicycle CFP to include funds from both measures and the first cycle that includes Measure W funding for planning and promotions projects. Of the $8.1 million, the TA allocates 2.5 percent of the available funding directly to the San Mateo County Office of Education’s Safe Routes to School program ($202,500 for this cycle).
In total, nineteen applications were received from 11 jurisdictions with funding requests exceeding $17 million. In December 2020, the TA Board of Directors approved $7.714 million to fully fund 11 projects and partially fund one project. The remaining balances in each sub-category will be rolled over to the next Call for Projects cycle. The project fact sheets below provide an overview of how Measure A and Measure W funding will be put into action to support walking and biking in San Mateo County.
- Burlingame Station Fact Sheet
- Burlingame - California Drive Fact Sheet
- Daly City - John Daly Blvd Fact Sheet
- Daly City - Vision Zero Outreach Fact Sheet
- Menlo Park - Middle Ave. Xing Fact Sheet
- Portola Valley - RRFB Alpine Rd. Fact Sheet
- Portola Valley - RRFB Portola Rd. Fact Sheet
- Redwood City - El Camino Real Fact Sheet
- Redwood City - Hopkins Ave. Fact Sheet
- San Bruno - Huntington Bikeway Fact Sheet
- San Mateo County - Santa Cruz and ADLP Fact Sheet
- San Mateo - Hillsdale Station Access Fact Sheet
Complete Streets Workshop & Technical Trainings
At the start of 2022, the TA held a Complete Streets workshop and two technical trainings to promote knowledge sharing with local elected officials, transportation advisory bodies, technical planning/engineering staff, and other active transportation stakeholders regarding best practices in Complete Streets policies, designs, and implementation. Complete Streets is the practice of considering the mobility needs of all roadways users including people who walk, bicycle, scooter, take transit, or drive. The goal of the workshop and trainings was to: (1) enhance safety conditions in San Mateo County; (2) work to promote a multimodal transportation network that serves all users in an equitable manner; (3) improve roadway comfort for people of all ages and abilities; and, (4) encourage competitive projects that can apply for TA funding.
Links to the recordings can be found on the TA's YouTube channel here and the presentation slides can be found below.