Model Policies

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Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus

The Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus, formed on March 29, 2017, is a bipartisan group of 30-and-counting state-elected officials committed to creating a statewide trails network to connect Ohioans. The Caucus is focused on improving existing trails and ensuring smart planning for future trail...

Published on 04/05/18
Funding Mechanism: Resolution
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Equity, Dedicated Funding, Health, Safety, Trails, Transportation, Walking, Recreation, Land Use
State: Ohio
Tags: Special committee, 2017, 2018

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Ohio: Year of the Trails 2018

Designates 2018 as "Ohio's Year of the Trails." Passed Unanimously by the Senate. Read SCR 15 here. OHIO LEGISLATURE DESIGNATES 2018 “YEAR OF THE TRAILS” COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives has voted unanimously to approve Senate Concurrent Resolution 15 designating 2018 as “Ohio’s...

Published on 02/22/18
Funding Mechanism: Resolution
Topic Area: Trails, Health, Cycling, Walking, Transportation, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Equity, Recreation
State: Ohio
Tags: 2017, 2018

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

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