Pomona, CA lands $9 million grant to for 10 miles of bike lanes and road diets

Getting around Pomona car-free could become easier in the coming years now that the state has awarded the city a $9.2 million grant aimed at improving active modes of transportation, such as biking and walking.

The city expects to use some of those funds to add 10 miles of bike lanes and close a gap in the city’s infrastructure.

Funds will also be used to install traffic calming measures on nearly two miles of streets to reduce speeding and improve safety. Pomona has also identified 14 intersections  — near school sites and parks — that will get a range of improvements, said Rene Guerrero, city engineer and interim public works director.

“When this is complete, this will bring our active transportation network to more than 50 percent complete,” he said by phone Tuesday.