March 2017 Workshops - Maryland Bicycle, Pedestrian & Trail Projects
As part of continuing efforts to expand bicycling and walking opportunities in Maryland, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold workshops to encourage projects that enhance walking, biking, and recreational trail access statewide.
There is no cost to attend, but an RSVP is requested. The workshop session titled ‘MDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Funding Opportunities’ will also be offered as a webinar (See Program information below). The free workshops will be held on the following dates at these locations:
- Thursday, March 2, 2017
- Monday, March 13, 2017
The Workshop Program is as follows:
- 10:00 a.m. (2 hour session): ‘Identifying Critical Gaps in the Existing Trail Network’
This 2-hour facilitated workshop, led by DNR, will bring together local trail interests to identify the projects that will fill critical gaps in the existing trail network. By agreeing on these trail priorities, it is hoped we can continue to create a Statewide trails network that is "second to none". This consensus will help make Maryland a premiere trail destination for citizens and visitors alike.
- 12:00 – 1:00 Lunch on your own. Local eateries are nearby
- 1:00 p.m. (1 hour session): ‘From Plan to Project’ – the Project Development process
This 1-hour session, led by Toole Design Group will offer guidance and technical assistance to potential grant applicants who wish to take a project from a conceptual stage and shape it into a project that is feasible and fundable. This session will focus on the general process for implementing projects, focusing on three illustrative project types. Time is allotted for audience questions.
- 2:00 p.m. (2 hour session): MDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Funding Opportunities - also offered as a WEBINAR
Apply for Grant Funding
The Maryland Department of Transportation and the State Highway Administration are accepting applications for several grant programs that support bicycle, pedestrian and trail projects. More information and links to the program websites are provided below: