FHWA Opens $45 Million in Bike and Pedestrian Grants

Active Transportation grants are aimed at helping communities build and maintain bike and pedestrian infrastructure.

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March 27, 2024, 8:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

Concrete bike and pedestrian trail with people walking and biking under pedestrian bridge in Orlando, Florida.

Jay Blanchard Park bike and walking trail in east Orlando, Florida. | Ryan Tishken / Adobe Stock

Applications are now open for a $44.5 million round of Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP) grants from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), according to an article by Helen Norman in Traffic Technology Today.

The grants are designed to support bike and pedestrian projects that improve mobility and connectivity. “As part of the program, FHWA will award competitive grants to help communities plan, design, or construct safe and connected active transportation networks such as sidewalks, bikeways, and trails that connect destinations such as schools, workplaces, residences, businesses, recreation areas and medical facilities within a community or metropolitan region.”

The grants also cover projects that build or expand trails or other pedestrian facilities between multiple cities or states. “​​FHWA is taking other actions to make travel safer for bicyclists, pedestrians, and other road users, including efforts undertaken as part of the National Roadway Safety Strategy, and updated bicycle and pedestrian guidance that FHWA Division Offices can use to assist state and local transportation agencies.”

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