Model Policies — 2018

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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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West Virginia Recreation Authority Working with Private Landowners to Manage Facilities

Establishes the Mountaineer Trail Network Recreation Authority. The purpose of the Authority is to establish an entity in charge of overseeing well-managed facilities for trail-oriented recreation that could exist on private property without diminishing the landowner's interest, control, or...

Published on 04/27/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Trails, Recreation
State: West Virginia
Tags: 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