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Active Transportation Program (ATP)

The Active Transportation Program (ATP) was created by Senate Bill 99 (Chapter 359, Statutes of 2013) and Assembly Bill 101 (Chapter 354, Statutes of 2013) to encourage increased use of active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking. The ATP consolidates various transportation programs, including the federal Transportation Alternatives Program, state Bicycle Transportation Account, and federal and state Safe Routes to School programs into a single program to:

  • Increase the proportion of biking and walking trips,
  • Increase safety for non-motorized users,
  • Increase mobility for non-motorized users,
  • Advance the efforts of regional agencies to achieve greenhouse gas reduction goals,
  • Enhance public health, including the reduction of childhood obesity through the use of projects eligible for Safe Routes to Schools Program funding,
  • Ensure disadvantaged communities fully share in program benefits (25% of program), and
  • Provide a broad spectrum of projects to benefit many types of active transportation users.

Program funding is segregated into three components and is distributed as follows:

  • 50% to the state for a statewide competitive program,
  • 10% to small urban and rural regions with populations of 200,000 or less for the small urban and rural area competitive program, and
  • 40% to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) in urban areas with populations greater than 200,000 for the large urbanized area competitive program.

2017 ATP

Policy on ATP Scope Amendments and Allocation Advancements

2017 ATP Scoring Rubrics

Final Adopted 2017 ATP Guidelines

Project Study Report (PSR) Guidelines


2015 ATP

Adopted Programs

2015 Active Transportation Program (ATP) Statewide and Small Urban & Rural - Approved

2015 Active Transportation Program (ATP) MPO Component - Approved


Staff Recommendations

2015 Active Transportation Program (ATP) Staff Recommendations for the Statewide and Small Urban & Rural (Revised)

2015 ATP All Application Scores-County Order (Revised)

2015 ATP All Application Scores-Score Order (Revised)


2015 Successful Project Applications

Log of all applications received


Program Guidelines

The guidelines of the 2015 ATP were adopted on March26, 2015.  Guidelines for the program were developed in consultation with a workgroup that included representatives of government agencies and active transportation stakeholders with expertise in pedestrian and bicycle issues and Safe Routes to School Programs.  The program guidelines describe the policies and criteria used in selecting projects to be included in the program.

Final Adopted 2015 ATP Guidelines



2015 ATP Fund Estimate



  • March 26, 2015: Call for projects
  • June 1, 2015: Applications Due
  • September 15, 2015: Staff recommendation for statewide/small urban and rural components of the program
  • October 21-22, 2015: Adoption of the statewide/small urban and rural components of the program
  • December 9-10, 2015: Adoption of the Metropolitan Planning Organization component of the program

2014 ATP

Adopted Program

The Statewide and Small Urban and Rural components of the 2014 ATP were adopted on August 20, 2014. Please note that the adoption of the 2014 ATP, Statewide and Small Urban and Rural components, is not authorization to begin work on a project. Contracts may not be awarded and/or work cannot begin until an allocation is approved by the Commission for a project in the adopted program.


Contact Information

For additional program information, contact Laurie Waters (Laurie.Waters@dot.ca.gov, 916-651-6145)