Model Policies

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New Hampshire Complete Streets Pilot Program

Requires the commissioner of the DOT to assist municipalities to implement Complete Streets projects. Also establishes a pilot program in the DOT for facilitating matching grants to municipalities for Complete Streets projects and makes an appropriation for the pilot program for $2.5 million each...

Published on 05/18/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Transportation, Safety, Federal Funding, Walking
State: New Hampshire
Tags: 2018, Complete Streets

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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

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