Funding sources for bicycle and pedestrian facilities

WSDOT is working closely with local, county and regional organizations to balance transportation needs with community values and environmental goals. There are several state and federal funding sources that may be available to support these efforts

  • Safe Routes to Schools: Provide children a safe, healthy alternative to riding the bus or being driven to school.
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Program: Aid public agencies in funding cost-effective projects that improve bicycle and pedestrian improvements.
  • Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program: Acquisition and development of local and state parks, water access sites, trails, critical wildlife habitat, natural areas, and urban wildlife habitat.
  • Small City Sidewalk Program: Improve safety, provide access, and address system continuity and connectivity. The program is on an annual cycle.
  • Non-Highway and Off-Road Vehicle Program: Develop and manage recreation opportunities for those who use off-road vehicles and facilities for those who pursue non-motorized trail activities.
  • Traffic Safety Grants: Reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries that result from traffic crashes.
  • Transportation Alternatives Program: Strengthen the cultural, aesthetic and environmental aspects of the intermodal transportation system.
  • National Recreational Trails Program: Rehabilitate and maintain recreational trails and facilities that provide a backcountry experience.
  • City and County Safety Programs: Eliminate or reduce fatal or injury accidents by identifying and correcting hazardous locations, sections and/or elements that constitute a danger to motorists, pedestrians, and/or bicyclists.
  • Public Lands Highways Program: Improve access to and within federal lands "served by the public lands highway."
  • Surface Transportation Program - Regional Funds: Metropolitan Planning Organizations provide federal funding for projects on any Federal-aid highway, bridge projects on any public road, transit capital projects, and intracity and intercity bus terminals and facilities.

    Contact your Regional Agency for additional information.
  • Public Transportation Grants: Get people out of their cars and onto buses, trains, vanpools, and other commute options.  
  • Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Improvement Program: Metropolitan Planning Organizations provide federal funds to projects and programs that reduce transportation related emissions in four air quality non-attainment and maintenance areas in the state.

    Contact your Regional Agency for additional information