California Investing Nearly $1 Billion in Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Over Next Four Years


More than 250 projects throughout the state will incorporate at least one new bicycle or pedestrian infrastructure improvement in their scope of work

EUREKA — Caltrans will spend approximately $930 million over the next four years to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure throughout the state, according to a plan approved by the California Transportation Commission (CTC) this week. This includes 265 miles of new and improved bike lanes on state highways and the addition of more than 1,300 safety elements by mid-2028.

The CTC also approved a series of transportation projects totaling approximately $1 billion in continuing a historic push to improve the vital transportation infrastructure through rural and urban projects throughout the state.

The latest allocations include nearly $375 million from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021 (IIJA) and $276 million via Senate Bill 1 (SB 1), the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

The bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure spending plan is part of the 2024 State Highway Operation and Protection Program (SHOPP). Funding over the next four years will improve access and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians using the state highway system. Of the 265 new and improved bike lanes, 203 miles are a combination of Class 1, 2, and 4 variety, and 62 miles are designated Class 3. Safety elements featured in the plan include more visible and separated bike lanes, ADA-accessible curb ramps, better signage, and upgraded signalization.

“The future of transportation relies on offering increased options for everybody, including better paths for walking and infrastructure for biking,” Caltrans Director Tony Tavares said. “These investments will help us build a California that fits every traveler, including those on foot, on bicycles, and on other personal mobility devices.”

The following projects are among those that will focus on improvements in bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure:

  • A $36 million project in Imperial County on State Routes 115, 111 and 86 to fix existing sidewalks and add new sidewalks, Class II bike lanes, and Class IV separated bikeways. Improvements include ADA curb ramp upgrades, lighting systems, traffic signal system upgrades, and overhead sign structure rehabilitation.
  • A $19.6 million project on the Pacific Coast Highway (SR-1) in Santa Cruz County to repair 8.3 miles of pavement, guardrail, crosswalks, sign panels, and Class II bike lanes. This project includes new bike guide striping and enhanced signage. The finished product will all be brought up to the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

The latest CTC-approved projects include:

  • Approximately $1.1 million in SB1 funding in support of allocations toward pavement repair, guardrail and ADA curb ramp upgrades and other roadway improvements on U.S. 101 from Route 1 to the Humboldt County Line at various locations near Leggett, Piercy and Cooks Valley in Mendocino County.
  • Approximately $10.4 million in emergency allocations toward the removal of slide material and hazardous trees, roadway repairs and the construction of rockfall barriers on U.S. 199 from Hiouchi to the Oregon State Line in Del Norte County following a series of wildfires that started on Aug. 15, 2023.
  • Approximately $3.9 million in support of allocations toward the construction of a left-turn lane and other roadway improvements on Route 29 from south of Bottle Rock Road to north of Cole Creek Road near Kelseyville in Lake County.
  • Approximately $3.2 million in emergency allocations toward debris removal, slide repair and rockfall mitigation and erosion control on U.S. 101 from north of Wilson Creek Road to south of Crescent City in Del Norte County.
  • Approximately $1.7 million including more than $1.5 million in federal IIJA funding in support allocations toward roadway safety improvements on U.S. 199 from the Middle Fork Smith River Bridge to near Gasquet in Del Norte County.
  • Approximately $1.4 million in support of allocations toward the construction of ADA curb ramps and sidewalks, retaining walls and roadway and culvert improvements on Route 1 in Fort Bragg from the Pudding Creek Bridge to Route 20 in Mendocino County.
  • Approximately $1.3 million in support of allocations toward the construction of a left-turn lane, install lighting and other roadway improvements on U.S. 101 from the Rowdy Creek Bridge to north of Fred Haight Drive near Smith River in Del Norte County.

IIJA, known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law,” is a once-in-a-generation investment in our nation's infrastructure to improve the sustainability and resiliency of our energy, water, broadband and transportation systems. Since 2021, California has received nearly $38 billion in IIJA funds, including more than $27.6 billion for transportation-related projects.

In addition, SB 1 provides $5 billion in transportation funding each year that is shared between state and local agencies. Road projects progress through construction phases more quickly based on the availability of SB 1 funds, including those partially funded by SB 1. 

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