NCDOT Awards 2017 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grants Tuesday, March 14, 2017

RALEIGH – Twelve municipalities and one county from across the state will receive assistance with bicycle and pedestrian planning, thanks to grants awarded this month by the N.C. Department of Transportation.

Recipients were selected from a pool of 18 applications by an awards committee comprised of representatives from regional planning organizations and councils of government, local government planners, and NCDOT staff from multiple units.

This year’s recipients include:
•    Apex (bicycle plan)
•    Asheville (corridor plan)
•    Beaufort (joint bicycle/pedestrian plan)
•    Columbus/Tryon (joint bicycle/pedestrian plan)
•    Misenheimer/New London/Richfield (joint bicycle/pedestrian plan)
•    Mount Holly (bicycle plan)
•    Mount Olive (joint bicycle/pedestrian plan)
•    Rocky Mount (bicycle plan)
•    Seagrove (pedestrian plan)
•    Transylvania County (bicycle plan)

Plans funded are not for one specific project, but represent a comprehensive strategy for expanding bicycle and pedestrian opportunities within a community. These plans address facilities, programs, services and regulations that encourage safe walking and bicycling. Now in its 14th year, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative has awarded more than $4.5 million for 183 local plans.

For more information on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative, contact the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation or visit the Planning Grant Initiative website.

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