Model Policies — 2018
Designates a trail as a state park, making it eligible for additional staffing and maintenance and providing additional funding. Signed by Governor. Read the legislation.
Massachusetts Governor's Bill for Climate Change Adaptation
"An Act Promoting Climate Change Adaptation, Environmental and Natural Resource Protection, and Investment in Recreational Assets and Opportunity" includes $25,000,000 in funding for trail networks. In committee. Read the legislation.
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...
Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus
The Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus, formed on March 29, 2017, is a bipartisan group of over 40 state-elected officials committed to creating a statewide trails network to connect Ohioans. The Caucus is focused on improving existing trails and ensuring smart planning for future trail networks. The...
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...