DOT awards funding for safer pedestrians, biking
The state Department of Transportation has awarded more than $327,000 in grants to help 12 cities and towns create environments that encourage safer walking and bicycling.Posted — Updated
The plans help communities create environments that encourage safer walking and bicycling, the DOT said Friday.
Raleigh received $47,500 and Creedmoor, $24,000, for pedestrian planning; Holly Springs received $28,000 for bicycle planning.
Nine other municipalities were awarded the following amounts:
- Aberdeen (pedestrian, $24,000)
- Boone (pedestrian, $31,500)
- Clinton (pedestrian, $22,000)
- Cornelius (pedestrian, $21,000)
- Lenoir (pedestrian, $31,500)
- Spruce Pine (pedestrian, $24,800)
- Swansboro (bicycle, $28,000)
- Waxhaw (pedestrian, $20,000)
- Williamston (pedestrian, $24,800)
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative is sponsored by the DOT’s Transportation Planning Branch and Division of Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation.
Money for the program comes from a special allocation approved by the General Assembly and federal funds set aside for bicycle and pedestrian planning.
Since 2004, approximately $2.6 million in grants have been awarded to 103 cities and towns across North Carolina, funding projects that have affected more than a third of the state’s population, the DOT said.
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