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Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan for the National Capital Region was adopted at the October 2010 meeting of the National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board. This plan is an update to the Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan which was adopted in July 2006.
The plan identifies major bicycle and pedestrian projects the region wishes to carry out by 2040, and incorporates goals and performance indicators for walking and bicycling from the 1999 TPB Vision and the 2010 COG Region Forward 2050 plans. It identifies “best practices” likely to be effective in achieving those goals, and discusses trends in policy, mode share, and safety.
The plan contains 336 funded and unfunded regional projects that would add over 1000 new miles of paths, bicycle lanes, and other facilities to the region's transportation system. The total cost would be approximated $1 billion.
The plan also shows the progress the region has made in the last four years. 73 projects from the 2006 plan have been completed, adding 88 miles to the regional network of bike path and bike lanes, as well as new bicycle and pedestrian bridges, a pioneering bike sharing program, and significant progress on incorporating bicycle and pedestrian facilities into larger transportation projects and development. The Washington region has emerged as a national leader in bicycle and pedestrian planning.
Mike Farrell - (202) 962-3760
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