The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) is announcing that six municipalities are receiving funding totaling more than $288,000 in the third round of funding in the Baker-Polito Administration’s Shared Streets & Spaces Program.
The program to date has given out a total amount of more than $1.7 million to 22 municipalities, of which 73% are Environmental Justice communities.
The quick-build program provides grants as small as $5,000 and as large as $300,000 for municipalities to quickly launch changes to sidewalks, curbs, streets, on-street parking spaces and off-street parking lots in support of public health, safe mobility – including safe walking and bicycling to schools – and renewed commerce. These improvements can be intentionally temporary, in the style of tactical urbanism, or can be pilots of potentially permanent changes to streets and sidewalks.
For more information on the funding opportunity and the grants awarded thus far, visit the MassDOT blog.