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  • Sun August 25 2013
  • Posted Aug 25, 2013
Per Iowa Bicycle Coalition's Newletter on June 12th.

On June 11, the Iowa DOT Commission awarded funding to programs for trails, safe routes to schools and more.

Among the projects in Iowa's Clean Air Attainment Program was Des Moines B-cycle Program Expansion with $125,000 going to Des Moines and Des Moines Bicycle Collective.

Safe Routes to School Projects included:

Noninfrastructure

  • Northeast Iowa Safe Routes to School Program
    Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission: $26,664
  • Noninfrastructure costs for recommended infrastructure projects
    Cedar Rapids: $1,000

Infrastructure

  • Hill Avenue Sidewalk Extension,Spirit Lake: $206,864
  • North Manning Safe Route to School,Manning: $245,584
  • Oakland Road Northeast Sidewalk (northwesterly side) Golf Street to Golfview Drive,Cedar Rapids: plus $1,000 for noninfrastructure activities $125,883
  • Safe Routes K-8 Center Point-Urbana Schools,$100,656
  • U.S. 65/Lincoln Street Pedestrian/Bicycle Underpass,Bondurant: $80,000
Statewide Transportation Alternatives Programs include:

  • Documenting Iowa's Presettlement Roads and Trails,$96,315
  • Education and Encouragement Activities,Iowa Northland Regional Transportation Authority and Iowa Bicycle Coalition: $60,000
  • Enhancing I-WALK: Iowa Participatory Evaluation and Documentation of Sidewalks –I-PEDS,Iowa State University: $92,602
  • Iowa's Living Roadway Project Program,Trees Forever: $400,000
  • Roadside Beautification/Maintenance Reduction: County Highways$250,000
  • Urban Youth Corps,Iowa Department of Transportation: $78,585
Federal Recreational Trails Funding projects include:
  • Maquoketa River Water Trail $184,625
  • Pottawattamie County Multiuse Trail: Phase I$300,000
  • Purchase Maintenance Equipment$112,000
  • Raccoon River Valley Trail to High Trestle Trail Connection-Hiawatha Trail$139,103
  • Railbanking of IANW Railroad$305,872
  • Snowmobile Grooming Equipment Replacement
    Iowa Department of Natural Resources and Iowa State Snowmobile Association: $240,000
  • Support for Program and Bicycle/Trails Summits$18,400

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