If you haven't heard the good news yet, this week City Council approved their budget that includes record-high amounts of funding for projects to support equitable neighborhoods, safer streets for walking and biking, and Vision Zero. Several key bonds will now go on the ballot for 2022, which would provide the following amounts over two years:
- $50 million for affordable housing (with another $50 million planned for 2024).
- $50 million for sidewalks (compared to $15 million in 2020).
- $8 million to expand the city’s bicycle infrastructure (compared to $4 million in 2020).
- $4 million for transportation safety (compared to $2 million in 2020).
This is the most ambitious budget we've ever seen to support sustainable transportation choices! We know that many of you helped to advocate for it and we're so grateful.