The SRTA board of directors established a 2% set-aside from LTF revenues for bicycle and pedestrian projects. A key goal of the program is to leverage state and federal funds for major bicycle and pedestrian improvements. The program could also fund projects that are too small to justify resources to prepare a grant, but nonetheless provide a key connection to regional facilities.
For fiscal year 2013-14, the following projects were funded.
$20,000 to the city of Shasta Lake for consultant surveying needed to prepare a state Active Transportation Program grant application for the Churn Creek Trail Project between Pine Grove Avenue and the Redding City Limits (see map). A later segment would extend south to Oasis Road.
This is a program of rural bikeway and walkway projects that connect to public transit. The county of Shasta typically receives more Section 5311 revenue and State Transit Assistance revenue than is required to meet its public transit needs. This program is financed through Transportation Development Act (TDA) policies that gives the board of directors the option to exchange federal dollars for state dollars for projects that meet the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5311 Rural Transit program eligible uses (i.e. construction of bikeways and walkways that are linked to transit in rural areas).
For fiscal year 2014-2015, the exchange agreement and TDA allocations provided $400,000 in funding for two class II bike lane projects in Burney (Park Avenue and Tamarack Avenue).
In Burney, on Park Avenue from Burney Creek Bridge to Tamarack Avenue intersection construct 6-foot wide paved shoulders with additional 2-foot wide gravel base shoulders along both sides, new street lights and crosswalk.