Fund California’s Bikeways
Right now, the main goal of our Bikeways to Everywhere Initiative is to raise funds to get these bikeway networks built. In 2014, we made great strides—getting a 35% increase in dedicated state funding for biking and walking: the Active Transportation Program (ATP). The ATP gives out $125 million per year for biking and walking projects around California.
Now we’re pushing lawmakers to double the ATP. And we’re pushing for a new program that would grant communities $25 to $50 million dollars to connect their existing bikeways, closing the gaps in bikeway networks so that people can get where they need to go.
We’re also pushing our state agencies to use more existing transportation funding—such as money dedicated to making our streets safer—on making our streets better for people on bicycles, not just for motorists.