Pedestrian & Bicycle program

The Pedestrian and Bicycle program objective is to improve the transportation system to enhance safety and mobility for people who choose to walk or bike.

Since 2005, the program has awarded $115.6 million for 208 projects from over $534 million in requests.

Call for projects

The Pedestrian and Bicyclist Program call for projects is open. Applications are due May 31, 2024 (11:59 p.m.). 

Additional updates about the program will be posted on the WSDOT Walk and Roll E-news. Sign up for emails.

Active Transportation Programs Design Guide

Active Transportation Programs Design Guide (PDF 18MB) - Is for local agencies and tribal governments preparing Pedestrian and Bicycle Program applications.  It provides details for treatments that the program will favor for funding. As it is for safety programs, the guide emphasizes treatments intended to provide safer conditions for people who walk, bike, and roll, also known as pedestrians and bicyclists.

Legislative reports

Prioritized project lists and program updates.

2023-2025 Report to the Legislature (PDF 2.16MB)

2021-2023 Report to the Legislature (PDF 847KB)

2019-2021 Report to the Legislature (PDF 771KB)

Funding sources

The Pedestrian and Bicyclist Program is supported with funding from Washington’s Climate Commitment Act. The CCA supports Washington’s climate action efforts by putting cap-and-invest dollars to work reducing climate pollution, creating jobs and improving public health. Information about the CCA is available at The program is also supported by the multimodal transportation account-state appropriation.

logo saying 'Funded by Washington's Climate Commitment Act,' with an image of the outline of Washington state

Slow down – lives are on the line. 

In 2023, speeding continued to be a top reason for work zone crashes.

Even one life lost is too many.

Fatal work zone crashes doubled in 2023 - Washington had 10 fatal work zone crashes on state roads.

It's in EVERYONE’S best interest.

95% of people hurt in work zones are drivers, their passengers or passing pedestrians, not just our road crews.