CDTC launched Capital Coexist, a bicycle and pedestrian safety campaign, in 2010 in response to overwhelming public feedback that traffic safety education is needed for all road users –bicyclists, motorists, and pedestrians – in the Capital Region.The CDTC maintains a long range regional transportation plan called New Visions. One of the goals of New Visions is to reduce the number of vehicle crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians. Bicycling and walking are viable alternative modes of transportation and mobility that are vital to the region’s public health, transportation, and the economy. To continue to increase the number of people walking and bicycling, it must be safe both in perception and reality.

The Traffic Safety Ambassador Program will make $25,000 in Federal funding available for capacity building projects designed to assist public, private, and non‐profit organizations in the Capital District inproviding bicycle and pedestrian safety education and training.This program works to achieve the following New Visions and Pedestrian Safety Action Plan goals:

1. Improve bicycle and pedestrian safety by reducing the number of vehicle crashes involving bicyclists and pedestrians

2. Increase the number of bicycle and pedestrian trips (especially commuting trips) in the Capital Region

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM EST on January 31, 2020. See the links below for a full description of the Request for Applications and copy of the application form.