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Joel Zlotnik (714) 560-5713
Eric Carpenter (714) 560-5697
$20 million Headed to Boosting Bikeways throughout Orange County
OCTA announces call for bike projects and accepts grant funding to create a countywide active transportation plan
ORANGE – OCTA is looking to award up to $20 million in grants for projects that make bicycling and walking easier and safer in Orange County and, this week, the agency accepted a $280,000 state grant to further its regional planning efforts to encourage active transportation instead of more car trips. Through the Bicycle Corridor Improvement Program 2016 Call for Projects, up to $20 million will be awarded to cities and the county for projects that build bikeways and pedestrian paths. Funding for the program comes from the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, a federal program that provides funding for transportation projects that help meet federal Clean Air Act requirements. “OCTA strives to make Orange County a place where the car isn’t the answer to every trip,” said OCTA Chair Lori Donchak, “We want to provide our residents with convenient and safe transportation choices that are good for the environment.