The City of Malden was one of only 24 Massachusetts cities and towns to receive funding from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) in the latest round of Complete Streets Funding Program awards. State officials joined elected leaders and municipal leaders recently in Fitchburg for the award ceremony. Ward One Councillor and former member of the Complete Streets Task Force, Peg Crowe, represented the City of Malden and accepted the Certificate of Funding granting Malden $398.066.
The Complete Streets Funding Program supports projects that will improve safety and provide accessible options for all modes of travel, including walking, biking, transit and vehicles. Established by the Baker-Polito Administration in February 2016, the Program affords municipalities the opportunity to design and build infrastructure projects benefitting pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users while taking into account the ages and abilities of all individuals. The Complete Streets Funding Program has awarded 148 construction grants totaling $46 million since creating the funding program in February 2016. For Round 8, MassDOT is awarding 24 municipalities with grants totaling $8.1 million.