Federal transportation funding provides tens of billions of dollars each year for projects. These projects can improve conditions for people biking and walking or make them worse.
On this page you will find new resources on important funding programs for biking and walking improvements and sections of the Benchmarking Report that take a deeper dive into the context of governance and funding in transportation funding.
New for 2022 – Funding Programs under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)
The long-time champion of funding bicycling and walking projects is bigger and better under the BIL.
The Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) provides roughly $1.3 Billion each year for safety projects throughout the United States.
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After years of states not using safety funds to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety, a major policy shift requires spending on bicycle and pedestrian safety under the BIL.
The Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) provides roughly $3 Billion each year for safety projects throughout the United States.
Sections from the 2018 Benchmarking Report
The 2018 Benchmarking Report on Bicycling and Walking in the United States provided in-depth looks at transportation governance and the funding and financing of transportation in the United States. While some of the data cited in these sections may be updated elsewhere on data.bikeleague.org or in other sources, the background context provided by these sections may help you better understand why transportation funding works the way it does.
On this page, you will find data and resources that look at the governance of agencies related to transportation planning, construction, operation, and maintenance. This includes a detailed look at several federal funding programs.
On this page, you will find data and resources about increases in federal funding for biking and walking projects, state systems for financing and funding projects, local efforts to boost spending on biking and walking, and challenges to funding biking and walking projects.