Federal surface transportation law provides tremendous flexibility to States and MPOs to fund bicycle and pedestrian improvements from a wide variety of programs. Virtually all the major transportation funding programs can be used for bicycle and pedestrian-related projects.
FHWA/FTA Memorandum (February 6, 2006)
Flexible Funding for Highways, Transit, and Pedestrian and Bicycle Activities includes a summary of funding sources and options for transferring funds between FHWA and FTA programs.
Federal-Aid Highway Program Funding for Pedestrian and Bicycle Facilities and Programs
FY 1992 to 2014 (Millions of Dollars)
Source data: FY 1992 to 2014 Obligations
* TAP/TE: TE funds available 1992-2015; TAP funds available beginning 2013.
RTP: Only a portion of RTP funds are counted as bicycle and pedestrian projects.