Model Policies

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District of Columbia Environmental Impact Bond

In 2016, DC Water (utility) issued Environmental Impact Bonds (EIB) "to fund green infrastructure (GI) projects to capture and infiltrate runoff ... and thereby improve the health of waterways." Several years later, DC Water declared the EIB a success, and noted that EIBs had been issues in other...

Published on 04/12/22
Funding Mechanism: Local Policy
Topic Area: Environment/Sustainability
State: District Of Columbia
Tags: 2016, Bond

Success Stories

“Complete Communities” Law Creates Unique Collaboration Between Local Governments and Delaware DOT

On May 5, 2016, the Delaware General Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 130—the Complete Communities bill—which takes a unique policy approach whereby the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and local communities work together to create more bikeable, walkable communities around...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill, Executive/Agency Action
Topic Area: Transportation, Cycling, Walking, Transit, Economic Development
Tags: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), 2016

Ohio - Local (Oxford Area) Trails Levy

Oxford, Ohio (location of Miami University) passes tax levy to build 12-mile trail system. Read more about the process of getting this initiative on the ballot. The City of Oxford, Ohio passed a property tax levy on May 8, 2018 to fund the construction of its planned 12-mile multi-use trail...

Published on 03/20/18
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative, Local Policy
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Health, Trails, Transportation, Recreation, Walking
Tags: Local option, Property tax