Montana Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is developing the state’s first Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan. By engaging Montanans across the state, MDT will gain a better understanding of walking and biking as it is used to meet diverse transportation uses and needs. MDT’s mission is to provide a transportation system and services that emphasize quality, safety, cost effectiveness, economic vitality and sensitivity to the environment. The Montana Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan (Plan) will be used by MDT as it works to fulfill this mission for pedestrians, bicyclists, and all who use the state’s transportation system.
The planning process began in March 2018. It is anticipated that the Plan will be finalized by the end of February 2019. Read the anticipated schedule of the planning process.
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Montana is ranked 5th in the nation for per capita spending on biking and walking, spending $7.17 per person!*
Montana is ranked 5th in the nation for percentage of commuters who bike or walk to work. 4.9% of Montanans walk for their commute, while 1.5% commute by bicycle.**
Montana’s public roads consist of 75,008 miles. 17.5% are the state highway system which carries 76% of the annual vehicle miles traveled!***