Wednesday, October 20, 2010

TIGER II grants awarded - No bike sharing in Fairfax

Today U.S. Transportation Secretary LaHood announced projects to be funded through the TIGER II grants. Fairfax County joined DC and Arlington County in a request by MWCOG to expand bike sharing in the region. Fairfax planned to have several stations in the Reston area. The MWCOG application was not among those selected for funding.

A complete list of capital grant recipients and a complete list of planning grant recipients. The biggest bike/ped winner appears to be the East Bay Pedestrian and Bicycle Network. The $43.3 million project, of which $10.2 will come from TIGER funds "will close several critical gaps in the nearly 200-mile bicycle and pedestrian trail system serving the 2.5 million residents of Contra Costa and Alameda counties in California. The project will separate bicycle and pedestrian traffic from automobile traffic, and connect to transit facilities."

Other bike/ped-related projects include the Razorback Regional Greenway (Benton & Washington Counties), the Woodside Boulevard Complete Street Initiative, and the New Haven Downtown Crossing project.

See the final MWCOG application, A Regional Bike-sharing System for the National Capital Region.

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