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Clean Ohio Advocacy - Template State Legislator Letter

You can make this letter more impactful by customizing it, particularly by adding a personal story about the importance of local trail! [State Elected Official], The work that you have done to help keep Ohioans safe is very much appreciated and respected. We are facing major challenges of not...

Published on 06/09/20
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Equity, Dedicated Funding, Health, Parks, Safety, Trails, Transportation, Walking, Recreation, Land Use
State: Ohio
Tags: Budget Bill, Bond

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California: Increased zoning density in transit-rich areas

High-profile, controversial legislation that would create incentives to construct a transit-rich housing project within a one-half mile radius of a major transit stop. Relevant due to potential for more bikeable/walkable communities and demand for biking & walking infrastructure, including first...

Published on 05/31/19
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Land Use, Transit, Economic Development
State: California
Tags: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), Complete Streets, 2019, 2018

Success Stories

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