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VTrans seeks applicants for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure grants

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) issued its annual solicitation for new bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects on April 30. Last year, this grant program invested nearly $4 million throughout the state to build sidewalks, shared use paths, crossing improvements, and bike lanes.

With the growing popularity of walking and bicycling for transportation and recreation, quality bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure is becoming increasingly important to the health and safety of all Vermonters. The intent of the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program is to improve access and safety for bicyclists and pedestrians through the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure projects.

The VTrans 2018 Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Guide and Application can be found on the VTrans website at  Applications must be received by 1 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018.

Applicants to the program are strongly encouraged to attend one of two webinar workshops to learn about the details of the program. Workshops will be held Tuesday, May 8 from 1-3 p.m. and Wednesday, May 9 from 6-8 p.m. Workshops will be presented using Skype for Business; directions to access the workshop are available in the Application Guide. Applicants without an internet connection may access the training via phone by calling 1-802-552-8456. Reservations are not required.

For questions about the Bicycle and Pedestrian Program or other VTrans initiatives related to bicycling and walking, contact Jon Kaplan, VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Manager, at 802-828-0059 or

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