The Murphy Administration today announced 14 Bikeway Grants totaling $7.9 million to help advance local Bikeway projects in eight counties.
Traditionally, the Bikeway Grant Program provides $1 million in grants annually to counties and municipalities in order to promote bikeways as an alternate mode of transportation that support the State’s efforts to add new miles of dedicated bikeways in New Jersey.
This year, an additional $20 million was appropriated for Grants-in-Aid programs, specifically for the Transit Village Program, the Safe Streets to Transit Program, and for Bicycle & Pedestrian Facilities/Accommodations.
Of the $20 million, $6.9 million was provided for the Bikeway Grant Program. Each municipality and each county may submit one application.
Projects are awarded on a competitive basis taking into consideration new bike miles created, safety, connectivity, service to public, Complete Streets Policy and equity criteria to benefit low-income and minority populations.
11 municipalities and three counties are receiving FY 2024 Bikeway Grants totaling $7.9 million. The Bikeway Grant Program, as well as other Local Aid state-funded grant programs, benefits residents by enabling local governments to complete necessary projects on roads under their jurisdiction without burdening local taxpayers.