Model Policies — Massachusetts

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Massachusetts Complete Streets Funding Program

The MassDOT Complete Streets Funding Program was created by legislative authorization through the 2014 Transportation Bond Bill with the intent of rewarding municipalities that demonstrate a commitment to embedding Complete Streets in policy and practice. Passed. Read the legislation.

Published on 12/17/16
Funding Mechanism: Executive/Agency Action
Topic Area: Equity, Safety, Health, Transportation, Environment/Sustainability, Economic Development, Cycling, Walking, Transit, Dedicated Funding
State: Massachusetts
Tags: Bond, Local option, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), Complete Streets, 2014

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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

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