The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting proposals from communities for the 2015 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative. In its 10th year, the program provides funding for municipalities across the state to develop comprehensive bicycle and/or pedestrian plans. Smaller communities with populations of less than 5,000 are encouraged to apply, and also have the option to develop combined bicycle and pedestrian plans.
The deadline for applications is Friday, Dec. 4 at 5 p.m. All applications must be submitted electronically. Award recipients will be notified in June 2015.
“Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans have a positive impact on the economy, health and safety; and are the first steps in laying the groundwork for future projects that promote options for bicycling and walking locally,” said Lauren Blackburn, Director of the Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation.