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As part of its ongoing support for bicycling and walking, the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans), is soliciting for new bicycle and pedestrian projects. The intent of the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian Program is to improve access and safety for bicyclists and/or pedestrians through the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure projects. Typical projects include sidewalks, shared use paths, crossing improvements, and bike lanes. Last year, nearly $4 million in projects throughout the state were initiated under this grant program.

To read the VTrans 2018 Bicycle and Pedestrian Grant Program Guide and other supporting materials, visit the VTrans Bicycle and Pedestrian program website. Applications must be received by 1 p.m. on Friday, June 22, 2018. Applications will be accepted for scoping studies (project feasibility), large-scale design/construction projects and small-scale, state funded projects.

Applicants to the program are encouraged to attend one of two workshops to learn about the details of the program. The workshops will be offered in a webinar format and links are found in the Grant Program Guide. The sessions are scheduled for Tuesday May 8, 1-3 p.m., and Wednesday, May 9, 6-8 p.m. You can participate in the training from any computer connected to the internet. If you don’t have an internet connection, you may access the training via phone by calling 802-552-8456 and entering the following conference ID: May 8 – 59194978; May 9 – 12641858. Reservations are not required for the workshops.

For any questions about this year’s 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 jon.kaplan@vermont.gov.