Model Policies — California

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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

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California Nonmotorized Trails Master Plan

This measure requests the Governor to designate specified departments to accelerate the planning, creation, and completion timelines for a California Nonmotorized Trails Master Plan for urban and rural regions to expand specified opportunities for Californians. The measure requests the Governor to...

Published on 04/27/18
Funding Mechanism: Resolution
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Equity, Federal Funding, Health, Trails, Transportation, Walking, Recreation
State: California
Tags: 2017

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