Model Policies — 2018

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West Virginia State Trail Authority Indicating Commitment to Trails

Seeks to establish a State Trail Authority within the Development Office consisting of 15 members and specifying powers of the authority, authorizes the position of statewide trail coordinator and district trail coordinators, and provides a sunset provision. Investing in a new State Trail...

Published on 04/27/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Trails, Dedicated Funding
State: West Virginia
Tags: 2018

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Michigan Standards for "Pure Michigan Trails"

This bill provides standards for designation of a trail as a Pure Michigan Trail that contributes to a statewide trail network promoting healthy lifestyles, economic development, recreation and conservation of the natural and cultural resources of this state. Read the legislation.

Published on 04/27/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Equity, Health, Safety, Trails, Transportation, Walking, Recreation
State: Michigan
Tags: 2018

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Minnesota Encourages Agency/Government Cooperation on Bikeways

This legislation modifies bicycle traffic regulations, powers and duties as well as transportation department powers and duties related to bikeways and state bicycle routes; also, broadens active transportation program eligibility. Of note is the provision encouraging agencies and governments to...

Published on 04/27/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Recreation, Walking, Transportation, Trails, Safety, Health
State: Minnesota
Tags: 2018

Success Stories

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...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative
Topic Area: Environment/Sustainability, Taxes
Tags: Bond, 2014

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