Measure B Sales Tax Funding
In November 2000, Alameda County voters approved Measure B, a continuation of the county’s half-cent transportation sales tax through 2022. The Alameda County Transportation Commission (Alameda CTC), which administers Measure B, developed an expenditure plan with the following regional priorities:
- expand mass transit programs,
- fix aging highways,
- maintain and improve local streets and roads,
- improve bike and pedestrian safety, and
- expand special transportation services for seniors and people with disabilities.
More information about Measure B is available at http://www.alamedactc.org/app_pages/view/4617.
In Berkeley, Measure B funds pay for both capital costs of construction projects as well as staff time to deliver our bicycle and pedestrian programs. Listed below are some recent Measure B funded projects.
Measure B Capitol Projects in Berkeley
Measure B provided either full or partial funding for the following capital projects:
- Street Rehabilitation FY 2015 include: Alcatraz Ave, Channing Way, College Age, Durant Ave, Dwight way, Fulton St, Hearst Ave and Sacramento St.
- Street Rehabilitation FY 2014 are found here
- Street Rehabilitation FY 2013 are found here
- More details on Measure B Street Rehabilitation projects are found here
Pedestrian Safety Improvements:
- Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFB) at Adeline/Harmon. Pilot Project success was noted when Caltrans staff conducted site visit. City subsequently installed another RRFB on Ashby/SR13 at Malcolm X Elementary School as part of Safe Routes to Schools grant.
- Safe Routes to Transit FY 09-10: Rosa Parks Elementary, Thousand Oaks Elementary, Malcolm X Elementary and Berkeley Arts Magnet
- Safe Routes to Schools FY 09-10: AC Transit Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Improvements (Shattuck/Vine and Solano/Colusa)
- Bicycle Transportation Account (BTA) FY 09-10: West Street Pathway, Delaware to Ohlone Greenway Gap Closure
- Ohlone Greenway rehabilitation as part of BART Seismic Retrofit Project; to be constructed in Spring 2012
Measure B Pedestrian and Bicycle Program Support in Berkeley
- The City’s first Pedestrian Master Plan, adopted in June, 2010
- Completed the 9th Street Bicycle Boulevard Extension pathway, connecting West Berkeley to Emeryville. City used multiple non-Measure B funding sources for construction. Project planning, public process, design review, and project management were conducted by staff supported by Measure B Bike/Ped funds.
- Designed Ohlone Greenway Betterments from Gilman/Curtis to the Albany border, as part of the BART seismic retrofit project, including bike/ped safety improvements.
- Redesigned and repaved Milvia St. Bicycle Boulevard to include wider upgraded bicycle lanes.
- Installed more than 1000 new bicycle parking spaces citywide. Capital costs funded by General Fund and BAAQMD. Project management, public process, site selection, and inspection conducted by City staff supported by Measure B.
- In partnership with BART, continued operation of the nation's largest Bike Station. Contract management and project oversight supported by Measure B personnel expenditures.
- Secured $1.9M in Transportation Enhancement funds for the Bay Trail Extension to the Berkeley Marina. Construction will occur in 2012.