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 Welcome! This website serves as a 'warehouse' or 'jumping-off point' for all things related to Bike & Pedestrian information that is administered in some capacity by the State of Maryland's Department of Transportation (MDOT). We encourage you to explore the various ways in which MDOT is helping to administer and disseminate information for biking & walking throughout our state.

What's New? What's currently got our attention?

MDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Funding Opportunities:

Webinar - The webinar provides an overview of MDOT grant programs that support bicycle and pedestrian projects. This overview includes the following programs: Transportation Alternatives/Safe Routes to School; Recreational Trails Program; Maryland Bikeways; Highway Safety Office Grants; and MDOT’s new Statewide Transit Innovation Grant. The webinar may be most useful for would-be applicants seeking an orientation to all MDOT bicycle and pedestrian programs.

Date: Thursday February 7, 2019
Time: 10:30am to 11:30am
Webinar Slides
Webinar Recording

Open House Events - The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is hosting four open houses to introduce MDOT funding opportunities for bicycle and pedestrian projects and provide a forum for potential sponsors to discuss their projects and applications with grant program managers. Each open house will include a one-hour overview of the MDOT grant programs followed by an open session with stations set up for each grant program: Transportation Alternatives/Safe Routes to School, Recreational Trails, Bikeways, and Maryland Highway Safety Office grant programs.  The open houses will be most useful for eligible applicants to address questions and receive clarification regarding the application process, participants’ projects, MDOT grant management, and project implementation.  Sponsors are encouraged to come with specific application and project questions in mind for the grant managers.  There is no cost to attend, however MDOT staff asks that you RSVP for conference(s) you plan to attend via the registration links below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Peter Sotherland at 410-545-5721 or via email at

Eastern Shore Open House
Date: Wednesday February 13, 2019
Location: MDOT SHA Easton Shop, 8265 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD 21601
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Southern Maryland Open House CANCELED - To Be Rescheduled
Date: Wednesday February 20, 2019
Location: MDOT SHA La Plata Shop, 5725 Washington Avenue, LaPlata, MD 20646
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Central Maryland Open House
Date: Tuesday February 26, 2019
Location: MDOT SHA District 3 Headquarters, 9300 Kenilworth Avenue, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm

Western Maryland Open House
Date: Wednesday March 6, 2019
Location: MDOT SHA District 6 Headquarters, 1251 Vocke Road, LaVale, MD 21502
Time: 10:00am to 12:30pm


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Plans & Resources
Maps, plans, design guidelines, laws, safety information, accessibility policies, data, and other information about bicycling and walking in Maryland.
MDOT administers several competitive grant and special fund programs, in addition to providing technical support to support transportation alternatives that facilitate access to everyday needs, support local economies, and enhance quality of life.
Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (MBPAC)
The Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (MBPAC) advises State government agencies on issues directly related to bicycling and pedestrian activity including funding, public awareness, safety and education.
MDOT works with many Maryland State agencies to offer a variety of programs that support sustainable and healthy lifestyles in Maryland.

 MDOT is an organization comprised of five business units and one Authority, which work together to support biking and walking in Maryland. This unique approach provides the state‚Äôs leadership with the ability to develop a coordinated and balanced approach to transportation. We encourage you to explore the Bicycle & Pedestrian resources below under each of the respective MDOT Transportation Business Units. 

MDOT Transportation Business Units (TBUs)

The Secretary's Office (MDOT TSO)

MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA)

MDOT Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA)

MDOT Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA)

MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA)