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Leveraging Outside Resources: Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program

NTPP PedBike LogoThe Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program
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Preliminary Observations and Experiences

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The pilot communities leveraged other Federal, State, local, and private sources to increase the program's impact. In all, the pilot communities leveraged outside funding in each investment category for an estimated total of $59 million in leveraged funds. A large portion of those outside funds ($44 million) were leveraged for off-street nonmotorized infrastructure, which is more than the nearly $36 million the pilot communities spent of their own NTPP funds for these projects.

Outside sources of support include:

Projects include:


Fall 2010 -- Prepared by the USDOT/Volpe Center for the Federal Highway Administration and NTPP Pilot Communities

Section 1807 of the Safe, Accountable Flexible Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users established the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP) in August 2005. Over the span of four years (2007-2010), the legislation authorizes $25 million for each of the NTPP's four pilot communities to construct and invest in nonmotorized transportation infrastructure and programs. The purpose of the NTPP is "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, within selected communities."

Updated: 05/30/2014
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