$2 Million available for bicycle, pedestrian projects

Governor Announces $2 Million Available for Bicycle and Pedestrian
Montpelier, Vt. - Governor Jim Douglas has announced the availability of
$2 million in funds for bicycle and pedestrian projects.
Governor Douglas said the $2 million is designated for design, acquisition
of right-of-way, and construction of bike and pedestrian projects around
Vermont. To qualify, projects must have a completed feasibility study or
an equivalent review.
"Encouraging new bicycle and pedestrian projects is part of our ongoing
commitment to creating a truly multi-modal transportation system,"
Governor Douglas said.
Last year the Governor's budget included funding for bicycle and
pedestrian projects that was awarded to 45 municipalities including: West
Rutland, Newfane, Cavendish, Morristown, St. Johnsbury, Burlington,
Colchester, Richford, Newport, Hartford, Woodstock, Dover, Bakersfield,
Waitsfield, Weybridge, Bennington, Montpelier-Berlin, Plainfield and
Since 1993 the Agency of Transportation has funded 65 miles of bicycle and
pedestrian facilities statewide.
Municipalities interested in applying for the funds should contact their
regional planning commission for more information about the application
process. Municipalities will be responsible for 10% local match.
Applications are to be submitted to the Agency of Transportation by
Friday, October 1, 2004.