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Welcome! This web page serves as a landing page for all things related to Bike & Pedestrian information that is administered in some capacity by the Maryland 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.

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FY2020 MD Bikeways, TAP, and RTP Winners Announced!
  • FY2020 MD Bikeways Awards List and Details
  • FY2020 Transportation Alternatives Program Awards List
  • FY2020 Recreational Trails Program Awards List

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council and Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration Highway Safety Office (MDOT MVA MHSO) teamed up with local partners to launch the Look Alive Campaign in June to raise awareness of pedestrian and bicycle safety and educate drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists about safe use of roadways in the greater Baltimore region.

A new documentary and multimedia initiative that explores one of Maryland's (and America's!) most treasured biking destinations - The Great Allegheny Passage - is out now! Check it out here: Read More


2040 Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (2019)

Bike Safety Task Force Report (2017)

Maryland Trails Plan (2009)

Maryland State Highway Safety Plan (2015)


The Maryland GIS Bike Project (Infrastructure Inventory Effort - Ongoing)

Bicycle Policy and Design Guidelines (2015)

Accessibility Policy & Guidelines for Pedestrian Facilities along State Highways

Maryland Biking Laws

Maryland Bicycle Helmet Law

The Helmet "Fit Test" (PDF)

The Maryland State Bicycle Map (2017)

How to Help Employees Enjoy Active Commutes

Why Offer Commuter Benefits for Bike and Walk

Bike & Walk Competitive Grant Programs

MDOT Grant Programs Overview: Printable Detailed Version | Printable One-Page Overview


Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)

Safe Routes to School

Recreational Trails Program

Highway Safety Grants Program

Bicycle and Pedestrian System Preservation Programs

Local efforts to improve accessibility and trails are administered by the Maryland Historic Trust

Open House Bicycle & Walk Grants/Special Funds Open House Presentation Slides | Webinar Slides | Webinar Recording

Bicycle Pedestrian Priority Areas (BPPAs)


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.
More info on MBPAC



Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan (2014)