Nov 3, 2015
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Applications to fund parts of two local street calming projects — the Yellow Brick Road Project in the Iron Triangle neighborhood and Rumrill Road project in San Pablo — were approved last week.

At its meeting Wednesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission approved grant requests for a number of Bay Area projects through the Caltrans Active Transportation Program (ATP), which combines state and federal monies to pay for projects that encourage walking, cycling and emissions reductions.

Among them was the Yellow Brick Road Project, a community-led plan to install a number of traffic-calming measures and other street enhancements in the Iron Triangle. The project intends to install a number of road enhancements to ensure families safer and more bicycle-friendly access to schools and other neighborhood centers. The project received a $6.2 million grant. To learn more about the project, read our previous story here.

The MTC also approved $4.3 million to launch the San Pablo portion of the Rumrill Blvd./13th Street complete streets project (as partly depicted in the photo below). That pot of funds will launch construction along Rumrill between San Pablo and Costa avenues, including the installation of bike lanes, trees, landscaping and improved lighting. For more about this project, visit our previous story here.



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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.