MassDOT unveils new $12.5m Complete Streets Funding Program

MassDOT has announced that funding and technical assistance will soon be available to municipalities to advance complete streets, under the new program MPHA and our partners have worked for the last three years to establish. MassDOT has allocated $12.5 million over the next two years for the new Complete Streets Funding Program. The program will provide training for municipalities to develop complete streets policies and implementation plans, as well as funds for planning, design, and construction up to $750,000.A wide variety of infrastructure that improves accessibility and safety for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders will be eligible for funding, including street lighting, traffic calming measures, transit shelters, transit-only lanes, designated bicycle lanes and separated bike lanes, new sidewalks or sidewalk repairs, crosswalks, curb extensions, and other improvements. Training for municipalities will start by the end of 2015, and applications for technical assistance and construction funding will be available in early 2016.

View MassDOT’s presentation on the Complete Streets Funding Program.

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