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State Coordinator Contact Information

Each State administers its own program. Contact your State Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for guidance on State policies and project eligibility requirements.

Federal Program Overview

On this site you can find information about the amount of federal funding spent on pedestrian and bicycle projects in your state, available federal funding sources, existing legislation, and guidance about accessible design.

Information Clearinghouse
The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center
An information clearinghouse about health and safety, engineering, advocacy, education, enforcement and access and mobility.
Federal Contact

Gabe Rousseau
Bicycle & Pedestrian Program Manager
Federal Highway Administration
FHWA HEPN-50 Rm E74-477
1200 New Jersey Ave SE
Washington DC 20590-0001
Phone: 202-366-8044
Fax: 202-366-3409

Overview Guidance Publications Resources

Bicycle & Pedestrian Program

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Program of the Federal Highway Administration's Office of Human and Natural Environment promotes bicycle and pedestrian transportation use, safety, and accessibility.

Each State has a Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator in its State Department of Transportation to promote and facilitate the increased use of nonmotorized transportation, including developing facilities for the use of pedestrians and bicyclists and public educational, promotional, and safety programs for using such facilities. The State Coordinators can help you with questions specific to your State.

The FHWA Bicycle & Pedestrian Program issues guidance and is responsible for overseeing that requirements in legislation are understood and met by the States and other implementing agencies.

On this site you can find information about the amount of federal funding spent on pedestrian and bicycle projects in your state, available federal funding sources, existing legislation, and guidance about accessible design.

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FHWA also sponsors resources such as the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center to provide information on a wide variety of engineering, encouragement, education, and enforcement topics. The Center was established with funding from the US DOT and is operated by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center, in cooperation with the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.

Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program

Section 1807 of SAFETEA-LU created the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program. The goal of this program is to demonstrate how improvements to walking and bicycling infrastructure can increase mode share for walking and bicycling. Four communities (Columbia, MO; Marin County, CA; Minneapolis Area, MN; Sheboygan County, WI) are each receiving 25 million dollars to improve their walking and bicycling networks. According to SAFETEA-LU, "The purpose of the program shall be to demonstrate the extent to which bicycling and walking can carry a significant part of the transportation load, and represent a major portion of the transportation solution."

Additional information about the program can be found at the Smart Mobility Network.

STEP Bicycle/Pedestrian and Health Research Topics

Surface Transportation Environment and Planning Cooperative Research Program (STEP) is an FHWA-administered source of funding for research related to planning, environment, and realty for FY2006-FY2009. Stakeholder input is required to identify the research topics that should receive priority consideration each program Fiscal Year. The feedback period for Fiscal Year 2009 has ended.

Current STEP authorization expires at the end of SAFETEA-LU on September 30, 2009. Reauthorization proposals have been introduced and are available for public comment.

Bicycle Commuting

Learn more about bicycle commuting and how you can be part of this transportation solution.

This section provides maps and directions for commuting to DOT headquarters in Washington DC, but also includes some general information and links about bicycle commuting.

If you are interested in commuting to the DOT Headquarters, you can find a bicycle mentor who can help you find the best route for where you live. You can also join the Bicycle Commuter Group here at DOT.

Visitors to DOT Headquarters can also find information about bicycle parking at and around the building.

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