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Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance Program

The Alameda CTC Sustainable Communities Technical Assistance Program (SC-TAP) offers local jurisdictions on-call consultant expertise primarily for projects that are located in priority development areas (PDAs) or growth opportunity areas (GOAs). SC-TAP is intended to enable implementation of local complete streets policies, transit supportive land use projects, or bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects.

The technical assistance provided by SC-TAP includes:

  • Feasibility studies for pedestrian, bicycle and trail, and circulation projects.
  • Support for public outreach to plan and implement complete streets policies including assistance for downtown specific planning.
  • Technical assessments of parking amenities and park-and-ride facilities.

Project Timeline

As program sponsor Alameda CTC oversees the SC-TAP program. The program is funded by One Bay Area Grant program federal funding and local Measure B funding. The program is being implemented according to the following time line:

  • June 2013: Alameda CTC issued a call for projects to Alameda County jurisdictions in need of consultant technical expertise.
  • Summer 2013 - Spring 2014: Received 22 applications for a total of $5.9 million in requested funds.
  • March 2014: Adopted $4.5 million SC-TAP program to fund 10 complete streets/PDA planning and 3 bicycle/pedestrian planning and engineering projects.
  • Summer 2014 - Summer 2015: Alameda CTC worked with project sponsors to select consultants and finalize work scopes and budgets.
  • Spring 2015: Over $3 million of the fund has been allocated and the majority of SC-TAP projects are underway.

SC-TAP Projects

Project Title

                         SC-TAP Project Description

Total Grant Funds

Central County


Cities of San Leandro and Hayward Central County Complete Streets Implementation

Development of locally preferredstreet typologies and design guidelines for San Leandro, Hayward and unincorporated Central Alameda County. $290,000

City of Hayward
Hayward Downtown
Specific Plan

Project development for a Hayward Downtown specific plan and a Multimodal Access Plan, including associated environmental impact reporting.

$950,000

City of San Leandro
Downtown Parking Management Plan

Development of a strategy to better manage parking supply and demand to facilitate future land use and development objectives for the downtown.

$145,000

East County

City of Dublin Iron Horse Connectivity to BART Feasibility Study

Study will identify opportunities for safe crossings and trail improvements for the Iron Horse Trail from Dougherty Rd. to the Dublin/ Pleasanton BART Station.

$300,000

City of Pleasonton Feasibility Study for Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridges

Study will identify methods to better connect the extensive system of trails adjacent to waterways with bicycle and pedestrian bridge crossings. 

$50,000

Tri-Valley Cities and LAVTA Integrated Transit/Park-and-Ride Study

Study will evaluate existing park-and-ride facilities in the Tri-Valley and determine where new park-and-ride lots would be most successful.

$700,000

North County

City of Alameda Clement Avenue Complete Street Corridor

Development of a conceptual streetscape design for a bikeway along Clement Ave. to provide route linking to/from Alameda to Oakland and Fruitvale BART.  

$125,000

City of Albany
Citywide Parking Study

Study will examine the existing parking conditions and develop a strategy for managing parking to better support the city's land use objectives.

$50,000

City of Albany Kains St. and Adams St. Bicycle Facility Study

Study will evaluate the type of bicycle facilities, including contra-flow bicycle lanes, suitable for implementation along Kains and Adams Streets in Albany.

$32,800

City of Emeryville Horton St Bicycle and Complete St Design Project

Project will develop a plan to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety, including traffic calming and speed reduction of vehicles on the Horton Bicycle Boulevard. 

$36,800

City of Oakland
Bikeway Network 2.0

Bikeway design for 4 major bike corridors in Oakland will develop a methodology to streamline the anlaysis for future road diet projects in Oakland.

$270,500

City of Oakland
Downtown Circulation Study

Development of a Comprehensive Downtown Circulation Plan to analyze future traffic in consideration of significant new planned developments. 

$900,000

 

To assist all qualified prime consultants in meeting the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise contract goals established for each project, the RFPs were available on our Contracting Opportunities web page. The SC-TAP was designed to be consistent with One Bay Area Grant Program requirements per the Metropolitan Transportation Commission Resolution 4035, as well as with MTC’s PDA Planning Program and the Association of Bay Area Government’s FOCUS Technical Assistance Program.

For more information, contact Matthew Bomberg, Assistant Transportation Planner, (510) 208-7444, mbomberg@alamedactc.org