Update: Federal Grant Opportunity for Safer Streets and Roadways Now Open

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In April’s edition of Planning Practice Monthly we covered the upcoming federal grant program aimed at promoting safer streets and roadways across the country. On May 17th, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the application process is now open.  

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The Maryland Department of Transportation Releases First Bicycle Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) Analysis

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Figure 1 – Photo of bicyclists and bike lanes, courtesy of MDOT.

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently announced the release of a statewide bicycle level of traffic stress (LTS) analysis.  A goal of the 2019 Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan, the LTS analysis scores how bikeable a roadway is based on the type of bicycle facility, traffic volumes, and speed. The LTS results help provide a basis for understanding how accessible Maryland’s road and trail networks are for various cycling audiences.

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New! Federal Grant Opportunity Announced for Safer Streets and Roadways

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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) establishes the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program that will provide $5-6 billion in grants over the next five years.

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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) establishes the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program that will provide $5-6 billion in grants over the next five years.

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Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety: Maryland Department of Transportation to Develop State’s First Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

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By Kandese Holford, Regional and Intermodal Planning Division Assistant Chief and Statewide Bike/Ped Coordinator, Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, with Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

Figure 1 – Screenshot depicting MDOT SHA’s draft Pedestrian Safety Action Plan.

In spring 2021, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) initiated the state’s first Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) to address the needs of the most vulnerable roadway users, namely pedestrians and bicyclists.

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