Maryland’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans and Programs 

Shifting mode choice towards transit and active transportation, and shortening automobile trips and increasing carpooling, are critical components to building efficient, equitable, and sustainable cities, and is also essential to accommodating Maryland’s changing demographic composition. For more information on MDOT planning and programming efforts, please contact the Office of Planning and Capital Programming (OPCP).

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News & Upcoming Events

  • The MDOT Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program is accepting applications between May 3 and June 3, 2021. Applications can be made online through the Bikeways website. Please email the Bikeways Program with any questions at
  • Read the latest edition of “Walk This Way,” the pedestrian-focused MDOT newsletter highlighting initiatives to support safe walking across the State. The Spring 2021 edition features a review of the Walktober events as well as programs in Frederick County and Chestertown. 
  • Safer Bicycle Passing Now In Effect - As of October 1, 2020, it is now legal for motorists to cross double yellow solid lines to provide three feet of safe passing distance when passing bicyclists travelling in the same direction while yielding to on-coming traffic. The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office provides this 2 minute video on how to legally and safely pass cyclists in Maryland.
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Advisory Committee

The Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (MBPAC) advises State government agencies on issues directly related to bicycling and pedestrian activity including funding, public awareness, safety and education.

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Bike & Walk Program

The Maryland Department of Transportation administers several grant and special fund programs for biking & pedestrian programs. These programs support local economies and enhance quality of life through biking and walking. In addition, the Department provides technical assistance to help local jurisdictions with feasible projects.

Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program

Sidewalk Reconstruction for Pedestrian Access (Fund 33)

New Sidewalk Construction for Pedestrian Access (Fund 79)

Retrofit (Fund 88)


Walk Maryland

Visit our Bike / Walk Programs page for all information.