Model Policies — New York

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New York Policy Changes to Encourage Trail Building

Encourages state agencies, municipalities and private parties in their efforts to promote community gardens. Directs the state and municipalities to develop more and safer bike lanes and multiple use trails so as to encourage more physical activity and to reduce carbon emissions. Also directs...

Published on 05/18/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Health, Safety, Environment/Sustainability, Trails, Cycling, Walking
State: New York
Tags: 2018

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New York Omnibus Health Bill

Enacts the "omnibus obesity and respiratory illness reduction act" with a number of other health clauses. For active transportation, Senate bill S.2760A provides for a state office building bicycle parking and storage facilities expansion and inventory plan and creates a temporary bicycle commuting...

Published on 05/18/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Health, Walking, Cycling, Trails, Safety, Transportation
State: New York
Tags: 2017, 2018

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

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