Model Policies — Ballot Initiative
Florida Water and Land Conservation Initiative; 1/3 of state tax on real estate transfers set aside for conservation measures, including creation of trails. Bill and ballot initiative passed. Read about the ballot initiative and other Florida trail project funding in our blog post. Learn more from...
Maine Transportation Bond
$100 million transportation bond issue for voter approval. Trails are one of a number of areas eligible for $20 million portion. LD 1694 passed in 2015; Question 6 approved by voters in 2016. Learn more.
California Parks, Environment and Water Bond
California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018. Multi-billion-dollar water infrastructure and parks bond—subject to voter approval—includes eligibility for trails. Passed legislature in 2017, subject to voter approval in June 2018. Read the...
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...
Pennsylvania Transportation Bill Means Millions for Trails, Walking and Biking
When Pennsylvania passed a comprehensive transportation bill, Act 89, in 2013, it was a big win for walking and biking in the state. The bill allocates funding for all modes of surface transportation—roads, transit, and yes, even walking and biking. Although trails, walking and biking must...