The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) approved 22 new capital grants totaling $44 million through its Transportation for Livable Communities (TLC) program to finance pedestrian, bicycle and streetscape improvements near public transit in cities around the nine county San Francisco Bay Area. The purpose of TLC program is to support community-based transportation projects that bring new vibrancy to downtown areas, commercial cores, neighborhoods and transit corridors, making them places where people want to live, work and visit.
“The TLC program is a concrete way of expanding transportation choices while also making our neighborhoods more environmentally sustainable and attractive places to live and work,” explained Solano County Supervisor and MTC Commissioner Jim Spering, who chairs MTC’s Planning Committee. “Whether in downtown areas or in other neighborhoods, TLC projects help build a sense of community by making it easier and more inviting for residents to use public transit, walk or bicycle. The streetscape enhancements and pedestrian/bicycle access improvements built with this money will pay immediate dividends in terms of quality of life and public health.”
In San Jose the funding will go for much needed bike and streetscape improvements on the Alameda ($3.1 million) and the San Fernando Bike Corridor linking Diridon Station to San Jose City Hall and San Jose State University ($1.4 million).
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