Bicycle and pedestrian modes of travel are recognized nation-wide as cost-efficient
ways to address mobility and air quality concerns
improving physical health
and quality of life. The passage of the 1991
Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act prompted NCTCOG
include non-motorized transportation network improvements in regional
planning efforts. NCTCOG established the Bicycle and Pedestrian program
in 1992 to address the various activities related to implementing bicycle and
pedestrian facilities as an alternative mode of regional transportation.
The tasks of the Bicycle and Pedestrian program include:
- Coordinating regional planning events
- Promoting multi-modal planning at the local level
- Assisting with the prioritization of federal and local funds
allocated for facilities
- Creating safety programs and education outreach materials. Check out NEW items!
- Mapping existing and planned multi-use trails and on-street
- Sponsoring workshops and conferences
- Calculating the air quality benefits accrued after
constructing facilities in the region
For information on upcoming events, please see the Regional Bike and Pedestrian Training and Events web page.
The region’s long-range plan, Mobility 2035, details the goals, responsibilities, and activities of the Bicycle and Pedestrian program by setting strategies for providing "effective, cost efficient, safe intermodal access for bicyclists and pedestrians." In addition, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC), established in 1993 and serving as a subcommittee of the Regional Transportation Council, spearheads regional efforts to ensure safety and efficiency in bicycle and pedestrian transportation planning and implementation. The Advisory Committee is made up of representatives from local governments, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and local transit providers.
Please sign up to receive announcements on regional bicycle and pedestrian initiatives.
For further information, contact Laura Underhill at email@example.com or