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Metro announces over $500,000 in 'Travel Options' grants

Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on December 13th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Metro announced $533,000 in Regional Travel Options grants today. According to Metro, the federally-funded grants are given to projects that "reduce the number of people driving alone to improve air quality and address community health issues."

Grant winners this cycle include a wide range of projects — from bike parking to "transportation mobility counseling." One award that catches my eye is $53,000 for Sunday Parkways out in Wilsonville.

Check the full list of winners below.

  • Community Cycling Center, Communities in Motion: Increasing Capacity for Active Transportation, $34,086
  • Housing Authority of Portland, Regional Work Source, Transportation Mobility Counseling, $60,000
  • OPAL Environmental Justice of Oregon, East Portland Community Bus Stop Assessment, $63,000
  • Bicycle Transportation Alliance, Bike Commute Challenge, $27,500
  • City of Forest Grove, Forest Grove bicycle parking shelters, $45,000
  • City of Tigard, Downtown Tigard walking map and way-finding system, $25,000
  • City of Wilsonville/SMART, Wilsonville Sunday Parkways, $53,414
  • Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation, trail and way-finding signage, $60,000

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  • david...no the other one! December 15, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Interesting!..Congratulations to these programs I'm sure they will effectively use the grants. I'm not seeing anymention of, Gresham, Milwaulkie, Troutdale though..Oh! that's right no one bikes east of eighty-second, just wondering who it is that causes congestion on I-84 banfield.

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  • Kt December 15, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Very nice! Tigard is really stepping up (no pun intended) their active transportation, with last year's bike map and this year's walking map. I'm glad to be a part of it!

    And-- Good job, Wilsonville!!! I'm interested in seeing how it works-- you guys can be the shining light example to the rest of the SW Burbs.

    Now, you and Tualatin need to get together to finish the trail between you two that you guys have been talking about! I'd love to ride to Wilsonville from Tigard-- getting from Tigard to Tualatin is easy. It's the part between Tualatin and Wilsonville that's not so easy (yet).

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