Model Policies — Rhode Island

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Rhode Island Sugary Drinks Tax and Health Fund

Imposes a tax on sugary drinks and creates the Children's Health Promotion Fund to deposit the revenue. Funds can be used to support biking, walking, and outdoor recreation, as well as investments in safe routes to school, and eight other eligibilities. Referred to Senate committee. Read the...

Published on 05/18/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Recreation, Walking, Cycling, Taxes, Health
State: Rhode Island
Tags: 2018, Safe Routes to School

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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

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