Greenway Development and Sustainment Act: Relates to conservation easements and taxation regarding pedestrian, bicycle and recreational greenways. The bill also includes greenways in the definition of “open-space land” for local planning purposes. Passed. Read the legislation.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Act of 2015 that requires the District Department of Transportation to adopt a series of policies, including Complete Streets and safety. Passed. Read the legislation.
Appropriations bill for Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund includes funding various trail projects. Passed. Read the legislation.
Thanks to the grassroots mobilization of thousands of cyclists and trail users in Spring 2016, legislation that could have had negative repercussions for active transportation around the country officially died with the close of the Tennessee General Assembly’s annual session. Rails-to-Trails...
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...