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

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