The investment is six times as much as the Texas Transportation Commission made available in the last call for projects.

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October 30, 2023, 8:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


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The Texas Transportation Commission approved $345 million for bike and pedestrian projects, a historic investment for the agency.

According to an article by the Fox 7 Digital News Team, “The funding will go toward 83 projects that will improve access while providing safety enhancements and mobility options to schools, jobs, public transit and local destinations.”

Transportation Commissioner Alvin New said the projects are aimed at eliminating traffic deaths, particularly among people who walk and bike. “Some of the projects approved include sidewalks connecting to schools and transit options, shared-use paths benefiting both pedestrians and cyclists, new pedestrian bridges, and 15 planning studies.”

The awards include multiple Austin-area projects including an expansion of the city’s bike share system.

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