Minor Betterments

Definition 

The Minor Betterment (MB) Program was last funded in fiscal year 2015-16. At that time, about $500,000 was allocated to the program to fund small-scale interim improvements (usually for pedestrian projects) that were beyond routine maintenance but were not large enough to be programmed as capital improvements. 

A MB project was a site-specific enhancement to the County's transportation system. These projects were typically interim and intended to supplement routine maintenance and capital improvements. Criteria for MB projects were that they:

  • Be constructed on a County road; and
  • Improve or resolve a specific situation; and
  • Address safety, capacity, environmental and/or connectivity issues.

Most MB projects were pedestrian-related improvements, such as pedestrian paths and widened shoulders.

Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects

While the MB Program has not been funded since fiscal year 2015-16, the County maintains a list of all candidates for Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects. These are mapped on the Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects Candidates map.This map includes candidates for the MB Program (identified previously but not funded) and candidates for URMD Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects. Candidates are reviewed when funding becomes available, and candidates eligible for that funding are then considered. Currently, the only program with regular funding for Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Projects is the URMD Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Program

To propose a Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Project, submit a Pedestrian and Biking Improvement Project Proposal Form.

Related: Minor Betterment Program Projects