Maryland’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans and Programs 

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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

  • Click here for a full list of the FY2023 Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Awards (TAP, Recreational Trails, and Bikeways)
  • Letters of Intent (LOIs) are now being accepted for potential Bikeways Program applicants. LOIs enable MDOT to better assist applicants address any issues prior to applications opening in May 2023 for Fiscal Year 2024. Simply email mdbikeways@mdot.maryland.gov with the project’s title, description, physical limits, anticipated costs including Bikeways funding request amount and contact information. More information on Letters of Intent can be found on the Bikeways website.
  • The quarterly meeting of the Maryland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee will be held Friday, January 27, 2023 at 9 am. Nate Evans will provide an overview of Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network Program. Join the MBPAC Teams Meeting ID: 270 813 590 003 Code: YkanDd or join by phone 443-409-5228, ID: 817 995 119# and visit the MBPAC website for more information.
  • MDOT will host a webinar providing an overview of grants available for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) including Transportation Alternatives, Safe Routes to School, Recreational Trails, Kim Lamphier Bikeways Network, Strategic Transit Innovative Grants and Highway Safety Programs. Learn more on how your agency can benefit from these grants and how to produce a successful application. The GoToWebinar will be held Wednesday, February 15, 2023 from 1 – 2:30 pm. Register online here for the MDOT Grants Webinar.
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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)

Transportation Alternatives Program

Recreational Trails Program

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