The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is now accepting applications for its bikeways program funding. Applications are due by June 5.
The Bikeways Program supports design and construction of projects that make biking a true transportation alternative by enhancing bicycle access to transit, enhancing bicycle safety, extending shared-use paths, and improving facilities and wayfinding for bike routes that connect key destinations, such as work, school and shopping. The Program supports bike improvements along both local and state roads, as well as off-road trails and pathways.
The Maryland Bikeways Program, administered by MDOT, was established in November 2011 as part of the O’Malley Administration’s Cycle Maryland Initiative. Since the program’s inception, 48 projects have been funded totaling $5.63 million. The grant winning projects to date include: on and off-road bicycle route connections, bike route signage, bike racks and safety improvements.
To learn more about the Bikeways Program and to download an application, please visit: www.cycle.maryland.gov.