Is my state or city required to have a bicycle and/or pedestrian coordinator?

Federal transportation law requires every state to have at least a part-time bicycle and pedestrian coordinator in their Department of Transportation. Most states have chosen to make the position full-time, and many have added support staff and technical experts to create bicycle and pedestrian programs.

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) provides a list of state bicycle and pedestrian coordinators.

There is no equivalent requirement for cities or counties to have a bicycle and/or pedestrian coordinator, but an increasing number of communities are choosing to make this commitment. Search the Get Local Assistance page to find a professional near you.