The 2020 Vermont Agency of Transportation Bicycle and Pedestrian Program is now soliciting applications for projects. The intent of the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program is to improve access and safety for bicyclists and/or pedestrians through the planning, design and construction of infrastructure projects.
The Bike/Ped Program provides funding for either a scoping study or a design/construction project for the following facilities:
- Bicycle lanes (on-road facility delineated with pavement markings and signs)
- Shoulders (generally a minimum of 3-feet wide to accommodate bicyclists)
- Pedestrian crossing improvements, including median pedestrian refuge islands
- Pedestrian signals
- Improvements that address requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Shared-use paths (designed for use by both bicyclists and pedestrians)
Projects may be combinations of any of the above facilities.
Projects with the following emphasis will be considered favorably:
- Facilities that address a documented safety concern such as a high crash location
- Connectivity within overall bicycle and pedestrian networks
- Proximity and access to and within village centers and downtown areas
- Facilities that serve multiple uses e.g. access to businesses, residences and schools
For a copy of the VTrans 2020 Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Program Guide and to access the application materials, visit the VTrans Bike/Ped Program website: http://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/local-projects/bike-ped. You may also obtain a copy or ask any questions about the program or application process by contacting me by phone at (802) 498-4742 or email at [email protected].