MDOT Accepting Applications for Bikeways Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is now accepting applications for FY15 Maryland Bikeways Program funding. Applications are due by Thursday, June 5, 2014 and funding awards will be announced this Fall.

The Maryland Bikeways Program is a state-funded reimbursable grant program that provides funds to local, regional and state agencies to design and develop bicycle transportation infrastructure projects. Examples include signed bicycle routes and wayfinding, bike racks, bike lanes, shared lanes, and shared-use paths. Funding match requirements range from 0% to 50%, depending on the project type and size.

Applications may be downloaded and submitted online (submission form will be added soon). Applications may also be submitted via email. MDOT’s email server rejects most attachments larger than 6 MB, please use an FTP site or file sharing service to transmit the application and any large attachments.

To learn more about the Maryland Bikeways Program, visit the program’s website. This website also provides information about other MDOT and State Highway Administration (SHA) funding opportunities for bicycle, pedestrian and trail projects, including the Recreational Trails Program, Transportation Alternatives Program, and Federal Lands Access Program.