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Monterey County Health Department awarded grant funds for active transportation programs

The two-year grant is for $964,000 and will begin July 1, 2018

Post Date:01/04/2018 1:00 PM

atpMonterey County Health Department has been awarded a two-year Active Transportation Program grant from CalTrans to improve the safety of the streets in Monterey County and encourage the use of active modes of transport. The $964,000 grant will begin July 1, 2018.

“We asked the communities what they wanted and are extremely excited to be able to provide support for their wishes.” Said Carmel Gil, Project Manager “This is truly a community project, we will be reaching out for help from local volunteer groups, schools and the communities.”

The grant will support Safe Route to School programming, community engagement and active transportation policy work as well as support for Ciclovia (open streets) events for the communities of Salinas, Gonzales, Greenfield, Soledad and King City.

The Health Department is the lead agency on this grant and will be working with many partners including: local school districts, Building Healthy Communities, Ecology Action, TAMC, and the five cities to implement this project.

Active Transportation is the use of any mode of transport that can get you from one destination to another, may that be walking, biking, roller skating, skateboarding, etc. – anything that gets you moving.

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