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

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...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Transit, Cycling, Walking, Trails, Dedicated Funding, Vehicle Fees, Taxes
Tags: Gas tax, 2013

Clean Ohio: Bond Initiative Creates Hundreds of Millions for Trails, Conservation

First approved by voters in 2000, the Clean Ohio Fund is a $400 million state bond initiative that restores, protects and connects Ohio’s natural and urban places by preserving open space and farmland, improving outdoor recreation and attracting investment and economic development. The program,...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative, Constitutional Amendment
Topic Area: Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Trails, Dedicated Funding
Tags: Bond, 2000, 2008