By Bruce Cohen - August 22, 2014
This just in from Dustin Kuzan, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator at the State Highway Administration. Advocacy Advance released their Score Card for funding of bicycle and pedestrian projects, and Maryland ranks 2nd in the nation for the number of overall projects that have a bicycle and/or pedestrian component. Washington state is the only state with more projects that include bike/ped features.
Maryland also spends more on bicycle and pedestrian projects, but in terms of percent of program budget we are ranked 4th. Maryland spends $19.5 million a year on bicycle and/or pedestrian projects while Washington, Alaska, and Wyoming spend $15 million, $8.4 million, and $2.4 million respectively. 5.4% of Maryland projects are pedestrian or bicyclist-only projects and another 20.7% are road projects with pedestrian and/or bicycle-facilities. The other 74% of projects do not include pedestrian or bicycle-facilities.
See the scorecard rankings for yourself below: