Paramount and South Gate to receive $4M for bike and pedestrian improvements; Willdan provided grant support

Dec 7, 2016 | Project News

Proposed new bike trail entrance north from Somerset Blvd., Paramount

California’s Active Transportation Program (ATP) funds infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects that encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking, and ensures that disadvantaged communities fully share in program benefits.

Willdan's Traffic Engineering Group prepared ATP Cycle 3 applications for the Cities of Paramount and South Gate in L.A. County, and provided engineering support for two applications submitted by City of Rialto in San Bernardino County.

On October 31, 2016, the Cities of Paramount and South Gate received notification that their grant applications prepared by Willdan had been selected for funding by the ATP program.

Paramount will receive ATP funding of $3.4 million to construct Phase 2 of the West Santa Ana Branch Bike Trail (see photos for entry points to the proposed trail.) The Paramount application scored 99 points out of a possible 100 and was rated the #2 application out of 456 applications received.

South Gate will receive $660,000 in ATP funding to construct Class II Bike Lanes with pedestrian improvements on Garfield Avenue. The South Gate application also scored a 94 out of 100 and was the 12th ranked application out of 456 total applications.