Bike & Pedestrian Program
The ODOT statewide bicycle and pedestrian planning program is focused on advancing bicycle and pedestrian transport throughout Ohio. The goals of the program are to ensure the safety and security of non-motorized users on the transportation system within the statewide transportation planning process (USC 23 450.206) and advance bicycle and pedestrian data collection and analyses with MPOs and public transportation operators to support statewide transportation planning and programming priorities and decisions (USC 23 450.208).
- provides bicycle and pedestrian transport advocacy and education and planning, program and project level technical assistance
- promotes implementation of ODOT's Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodations Policy, and
- complements the Ohio MPOs' regional bicycle planning programs.
ODOT also lends support to local governments, governmental and non-governmental organizations and private citizens to encourage, educate, plan, and design pedestrian and bicycle facilities. Since 2002, ODOT and MPOs have invested more than $118 million in bicycle-specific transportation projects - ranging from the creation of new bike paths and bike lanes to extending and modernizing existing bikeways. Over the next five years, ODOT will nearly double that total investment, with more than $92.5 million in additional bicycle-specific transportation projects planned through 2015.