Active Transportation Program (ATP)

The Active Transportation Program was created by Senate Bill 99 to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as walking and biking.

The Active Transportation Program consolidated various transportation programs into a single program and was originally funded at about $123 million a year from a combination of state and federal funds. The goals of the ATP include, but are not limited to, increasing the proportion of trips accomplished by walking and biking, increasing the safety and mobility of non-motorized users, advancing efforts of regional agencies to achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals, enhancing public health, and providing a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of users including disadvantaged communities.

In 2017, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed Senate Bill (SB) 1, also known as the Road Repair and Accountability Act. SB 1 directs $100 million annually from the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account to the ATP, significantly augmenting the available funding for this popular program.

Program Benefits

Since its inception, the Active Transportation Program has funded over 800 active transportation projects across the state benefiting both urban and rural areas. More than 400 of the funded projects are Safe Routes to Schools projects and programs that encourage a healthy and active lifestyle throughout students’ lives. In addition, every cycle has seen more than 85% of funds going towards projects that will benefit disadvantaged communities throughout the state.

Active Transportation Symposium

The 2019 Active Transportation Program Symposium is a two-day event, October 29 and 30, co-hosted by the California Transportation Commission and Caltrans. The goals of the Symposium are to share and gather information on relevant active transportation topics and issues and allow stakeholders to connect with the State in an alternate setting. The Symposium will showcase inspiring speakers, engaging panel sessions, and provide networking opportunities. Topics include benefits, equity, safety, and non-infrastructure projects.

The 2019 Active Transportation Symposium will take place at the Ziggurat on 707 3rd Street, West Sacramento, California. Click here to learn more about the speakers and to register to attend.

Contact Information

Laurie Waters
Associate Deputy Director
California Transportation Commission
Phone: (916) 651-6145

Anja Aulenbacher
Assistant Deputy Director
California Transportation Commission
Phone: (916) 653-2128

Meghan Pedroncelli
Staff Services Analyst
California Transportation Commission
Phone: (916) 651-9187