Model Policies — Maryland

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Maryland Bikeways Network Program Funding Increase

The Maryland Bikeways program, a competitive grant program providing funds for local communities to build bicycle infrastructure, has remained around $2.5-3 million per year since it started in 2012. This bill, HB 1281 and companion bill SB 787, increases funding for the program. The bill would add...

Published on 02/22/19
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Dedicated Funding, Safety, Transportation, Trails
State: Maryland
Tags: Budget Bill, 2019

Success Stories

Florida: Funding Trails Through Conservation and the Ballot Box

Florida’s history of supporting environmental conservation and recreation dates back to the establishment of the Land Acquisition Trust Fund in 1963. Throughout the years, a number of programs have helped support this important trust fund—and today, Florida seeks to build on the success of these...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative
Topic Area: Environment/Sustainability, Taxes
Tags: Bond, 2014

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