Regional Safe Routes to School meeting showcased efforts to make it safer for kids to walk and bike to school

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The TPB’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee recently co-hosted a regional network meeting of Safe Routes to School of Greater Washington. The TPB and Safe Routes to School share goals for improving bicycle and pedestrian safety, and several TPB funding opportunities support projects aimed at making it safer for kids to walk or bike to school….

TLC PeerX: How local planners are filling gaps in the region’s bike network

Planners from across the region will soon gather to share innovative bicycle and pedestrian planning ideas and experiences learned through technical assistance projects funded by the TPB’s Transportation/Land Use Connections (TLC) program. The TLC program was created by the TPB in 2006 to help local jurisdictions integrate transportation and land-use planning. It also incorporates federal…

These newly funded bicycle and pedestrian projects in Maryland will advance regional priorities

Five bicycle and pedestrian projects in Maryland set to receive $1.1 million in federal funding will advance several key regional transportation priorities, including expanding travel options, connecting and strengthening Activity Centers, and serving disadvantaged communities. The projects were recently selected and approved for funding by the TPB, in partnership with the Maryland State Highway Administration….

Separated bike-lane design guide workshop coming up June 29

Separated bike lanes have become a hot topic in recent years. Now, two new design guides—one from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the other from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)—provide planners with updated best practices for building them. On Wednesday, June 29, the TPB’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Subcommittee will host a workshop to…

Bicycle and pedestrian projects in Northern Virginia selected for funding

The TPB recently approved eight bicycle and pedestrian projects in Northern Virginia to receive $2.9 million in funding under the federal Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) program. A portion of STBG funds are set aside for projects other than traditional highway construction, including bicycle, pedestrian, Safe Routes to School, and recreational trails projects. Get details…