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File #: 19-1268    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/20/2019 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 3
On agenda: 1/14/2020 Final action: 1/14/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing a request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the allocation of Fiscal Year 2019-20 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle project funding.
Sponsors: Don Horsley
Attachments: 1. 20200114_r_MMT Reso.pdf, 2. 20200114_att_Attachment A - Findings.pdf

Special Notice / Hearing:                         None__

      Vote Required:                         Majority


To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:                      Supervisor Don Horsley, District 3

Subject:                      Requesting allocation of Transportation Development Act Article 3 Funds




Adopt a resolution authorizing a request to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission for the allocation of Fiscal Year 2019-20 Transportation Development Act Article 3 Pedestrian/Bicycle project funding.




Article 3 of the Transportation Development Act (TDA) (Public Utilities Code (PUC) Section 99200 et seq.), authorizes the submission of claims to a regional transportation planning agency for the funding of projects exclusively for the benefit and/or use of pedestrians and bicyclists. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), as the regional transportation planning agency for the San Francisco Bay region, has adopted MTC Resolution No. 4108, entitled “Transportation Development Act, Article 3, Pedestrian and Bicycle Projects,” which delineates procedures and criteria for submission of requests for the allocation of “TDA Article 3” funding. The criteria allow for recommendations of proposed projects by a countywide bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee. The City/County Association of Governments (C/CAG) bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee (BPAC), fulfils all the requirements set by the MTC. The BPAC called for project proposals, and the County of San Mateo submitted a partial funding request for the construction phase of the Midcoast Multi-Modal Trail (MMT).


The C/CAG BPAC recommended the allocation of $400,000 from the MTC TDA Article 3 funds to the County for the MMT project, and the MTC will grant the allocation following a request in the form of a resolution from the governing board.



The Midcoast Multi-Modal Trail (MMT) is a bicycle and pedestrian commuter trail that will provide alternative means of transportation for residents of the Midcoast; residents will be able to safely access neighboring communities, town centers, schools, and recreational destinations without having to travel on the highway. The MMT, commonly referred to as the Parallel Trail, was conceptualized in the community developed Highway 1 Safety and Mobility Improvement Study, Phase 1. The MMT will be able to serve residents of all ages and abilities as it will be separated from the highway and have minimal interaction with vehicular traffic.

The long-term plan for the MMT is to connect Montara to Miramar where it will join with the Naomi Patridge Trail in Half Moon Bay. This will provide for a continuous, regional bicycle and pedestrian commuter trail. By providing residents the opportunity to walk and bicycle throughout the coast side, congestion on the highway is expected to decrease and residents would have the ability to travel more easily throughout the Midcoast.

The MMT will consist of construction of an 0.86-mile multi-use trail on 10.39 acres of undeveloped land within the Caltrans right-of-way in the unincorporated community of El Granada, California. The MMT will run parallel to Cabrillo Highway (Highway 1) between Coronado Street and Mirada Road, and will be a component of the larger California Coastal Trail (CCT), which is a network of public trails for walkers, bikers, equestrians, and others along the 1,200-mile California coastline. Furthermore, the Project will enable people to safely commute by bicycle from El Granada to areas south of El Granada, and when additional segments are completed, serve as a connection to the Naomi Patridge trail which connects to the City of Half Moon Bay.

Although the design and permitting phase of the project is fully funded, the construction phase requires additional funds in order to be fully funded according to the 100% Plans, Specifications, and Estimates provided by the contracted consultant to the County. This resolution requests the necessary additional construction funds in the form of $400,000 of TDA Article 3 funding from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, on the recommendation from the C/CAG BPAC. Local match funds, including Measure K funds allocated in FY 2016-17, FY 2017-18, and proposed Measure K district-discretionary funding for FY 2019-20, have funded nearly 75 percent of the Project cost. Approval of this resolution will allow MTC to allocate the $400,00 of TDA Article 3 funds to the County.

County Counsel has reviewed and approved the resolution as to form.



There is no Net County Cost associated with approval of this resolution.



-                     Attachment A (Findings)