As part of its’ ongoing support for bicycling and walking, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), has issued its annual solicitation for new bicycle and pedestrian 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.
Typical projects include sidewalks, shared use paths, crossing improvements and bike lanes. Last year, nearly $4 million in projects throughout the state were initiated under this grant program.
For a copy of the VTrans 2017 Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Guide and Application and other supporting materials, visit the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian program website: https://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/local-projects/bike-ped. Applications must be received by 1PM, Friday July 14, 2017.
Applications will be accepted for Scoping studies (project feasibility), Large-scale design/construction projects and small-scale, state funded, projects.
Applicants to the Bike/Ped Program are strongly encouraged to attend one of two workshops to learn about the details of the program. The workshops are being offered in a webinar format. Applicants must have an internet connection to participate in the training. The dates and times are: Tuesday May 16, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and Thursday, May 18, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. You must log on to https://vtrans.webex.com to participate in the trainings (multiple people can view a training, but one person must sign in online. Reservations are not required.
For any questions about this year’s Bicycle and Pedestrian program or other VTrans initiatives related to bicycling and walking, contact Jon Kaplan, VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, at 802-828-0059 or [email protected].