NCDOT Accepting Proposals for Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grants
Posted 8/3/2015 10:39:34 AM
RALEIGH — The N.C.
Department of Transportation is accepting proposals from communities for the 2016
Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative. The program provides
funding for municipalities across the state to develop comprehensive bicycle or
pedestrian plans. Smaller communities with populations of less than 5,000 can
also apply to develop combined bicycle and pedestrian plans.
The deadline for application, to be submitted
electronically, is Friday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. Award recipients will be notified by March 2016.
“These plans have a
positive impact on the economy, health and safety; and are the first steps in
laying the groundwork for future projects that promote options for bicycling
and walking locally,” said Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Director Lauren
This program is sponsored
by the department’s Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation and the
Transportation Planning Branch. Since
2004, nearly $4.5 million has been awarded through this program to 164
municipalities across the state.
Proposals are divided and judged in geographical groups to
help establish equitable distribution of funding across the state. The selected
awardees commonly incorporate a diverse mix of municipalities from large cities
to small towns.
Plans funded are not for one specific project, but represent
a comprehensive strategy for expanding bicycle and pedestrian opportunities within
a given municipality. The plans address facilities, programs, policies and
design guidelines that encourage safe walking and bicycling.
For more information on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative, contact Bryan Poole at (919)
707-2608 or email@example.com.
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