Model Policies — Bill

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New York Policy Changes to Encourage Trail Building

Encourages state agencies, municipalities and private parties in their efforts to promote community gardens. Directs the state and municipalities to develop more and safer bike lanes and multiple use trails so as to encourage more physical activity and to reduce carbon emissions. Also directs...

Published on 05/18/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Health, Safety, Environment/Sustainability, Trails, Cycling, Walking
State: New York
Tags: 2018

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New York Omnibus Health Bill

Enacts the "omnibus obesity and respiratory illness reduction act" with a number of other health clauses. For active transportation, Senate bill S.2760A provides for a state office building bicycle parking and storage facilities expansion and inventory plan and creates a temporary bicycle commuting...

Published on 05/18/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Health, Walking, Cycling, Trails, Safety, Transportation
State: New York
Tags: 2017, 2018

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Rhode Island Sugary Drinks Tax and Health Fund

Imposes a tax on sugary drinks and creates the Children's Health Promotion Fund to deposit the revenue. Funds can be used to support biking, walking, and outdoor recreation, as well as investments in safe routes to school, and eight other eligibilities. Referred to Senate committee. Read the...

Published on 05/18/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Recreation, Walking, Cycling, Taxes, Health
State: Rhode Island
Tags: 2018, Safe Routes to School

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California’s Active Transportation Program: A Model of Stable, Consolidated Funding

In 2013, California’s Senate Bill 99 created California’s first active transportation program. Earlier in the year, the governor had proposed cuts to active transportation funding. A coalition of advocates—including Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the Coalition for Recreational Trails, the Safe Routes...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Dedicated Funding, Federal Funding, Cycling, Walking, Trails, Transportation
Tags: Safe Routes to School, 2013

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