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Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program

Established in SAFETEA-LU Section 1807, the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP) provided over $25 million each to four communities (Columbia, MO; Marin County, CA; Minneapolis Area, MN; Sheboygan County, WI) to demonstrate how walking and bicycling infrastructure and programs can increase rates of walking and bicycling. To respond to evaluation requirements in the legislation, FHWA created an interdisciplinary Working Group to develop a coordinated, robust, and sustained evaluation program over the course of seven years. More information about the NTPP can be found in these reports:

NTPP helped advance nonmotorized transportation evaluation tools, methods, and reporting techniques, particularly at the community-level. The 2014 Continued Progress Report contains information that may be helpful to other communities as they work to improve their pedestrian and bicycle transportation networks. Key approaches include:

Photo collage: Bicyclists and Pedestrians on paved roadways and trails.

Other NTPP Resources:

Updated: 12/2/2016
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