State allots funds for walkers, bikers

Posted May 2, 2008

— The N.C. Board of Transportation awarded $391,750 Friday to 16 municipalities planning to improve conditions for bicycle riders and pedestrians.

Albemarle got $31,850; Banner Elk, $24,800; Beaufort, $28,000; Belmont, $24,000; Bessemer City, $24,800; Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, $31,500; Hildebran, $20,000; Jamestown, $24,000; Locust, $20,000; Marshville, $20,000; Old Fort, $24,800; Pembroke, $20,000; Pine Knoll Shores, $20,000; Rocky Mount, $30,000; Sanford, $28,000 and Yadkinville, $20,000.

The grants are not tied to specific projects, rather are designed to expand overall bicycle and pedestrian opportunities within a given community.

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  • Sidekick May 5, 2008

    There is money now to assist you in walking and riding your bike. Not given to a specific project, therefore, there is no accountability as to how it's spent.