Model Policies — 2018
High-profile, controversial legislation that would create incentives to construct a transit-rich housing project within a one-half mile radius of a major transit stop. Relevant due to potential for more bikeable/walkable communities and demand for biking & walking infrastructure, including first...
California North Coast Railroad Authority
Utilized existing railroad authority to create a rail-trail in rail corridor, establishing Great Redwood Trail in Northern California. Passed. Read an article about the bill. Read the legislation.
Hawaii Resolution on Greater Federal Funding for Bike, Pedestrian & Trail Infrastructure
House Concurrent Resolution and companion House Bill that urges the state department of transportation to seek more federal funding for multimodal transportation options. Passed one committee. Read H.C.R. 219 and H.R. 189.
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...
Florida: Funding Trails Through Conservation and the Ballot Box
Florida’s history of supporting environmental conservation and recreation dates back to the establishment of the Land Acquisition Trust Fund in 1963. Throughout the years, a number of programs have helped support this important trust fund—and today, Florida seeks to build on the success of these...