Community bike/pedestrian path grants available

Published 8:01 am Saturday, May 2, 2020

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State grants to plan and develop bicycle and pedestrian paths are available.

The plan was presented to the Columbia Board of Aldermen on April 6. Its focus is a vision: “Columbia is the center of the arts, a regional hub for commerce, and the most diverse natural environment in North North Carolina.”

The N.C. Department of Transportation is accepting applications from communities for the 2020 Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Grant Initiative.

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The program provides funding for municipalities across the state to develop comprehensive bicycle or pedestrian plans.

All North Carolina municipalities are eligible to apply for a standard bike or pedestrian plan. Additionally, the following options are available:

– Counties with populations of less than 50,000 may apply for a bicycle or pedestrian plan.

– Smaller municipalities with populations of less than 10,000 can also apply to develop combined bicycle and pedestrian plans.

– Municipalities of less than 5,000 population may apply for a Project Acceleration Plan – an abbreviated plan primarily focusing on priority project identification and implementation.

– Municipalities (and counties with populations of less than 50,000) with a bicycle or pedestrian plan may also apply to update their plan if it is at least five years old.

The deadline for applications to be submitted electronically is June 30. Award recipients will be notified by September 2020.



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