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


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….

TLC sets the stage for new local projects

What do a redesigned New Hampshire Avenue with bike and bus lanes in Takoma Park, a spruced-up 19th Street NW with a raingarden and benches in the District of Columbia, and Reston’s new bikeshare system all have in common? These projects were all funded under the Transportation/Land-Use Connections Program, which was created by the Transportation…

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…