Model Policies — 2018

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Connecticut State Trail Bond

Authorizes $5 million in bonds for bikeways, greenways and recreational trails. This is a program that Connecticut has funded in the past. In progress. Read the legislation, Senate Bill 424, by searching "424" under "number" and "2018" under "year."

Published on 03/20/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Trails
State: Connecticut
Tags: 2018, RTP, Bond

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Ohio: Year of the Trails 2018

Designates 2018 as "Ohio's Year of the Trails." Passed Unanimously by the Senate. Read SCR 15 here. OHIO LEGISLATURE DESIGNATES 2018 “YEAR OF THE TRAILS” COLUMBUS – The Ohio House of Representatives has voted unanimously to approve Senate Concurrent Resolution 15 designating 2018 as “Ohio’s...

Published on 02/22/18
Funding Mechanism: Resolution
Topic Area: Trails, Health, Cycling, Walking, Transportation, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Equity, Recreation
State: Ohio
Tags: 2017, 2018

Success Stories

California’s Active Transportation Program: A Model of Stable, Consolidated Funding

In 2013, California’s Senate Bill 99 created California’s first active transportation program. Earlier in the year, the governor had proposed cuts to active transportation funding. A coalition of advocates—including Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the Coalition for Recreational Trails, the Safe Routes...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Dedicated Funding, Federal Funding, Cycling, Walking, Trails, Transportation
Tags: Safe Routes to School, 2013

“Complete Communities” Law Creates Unique Collaboration Between Local Governments and Delaware DOT

On May 5, 2016, the Delaware General Assembly passed Senate Bill (SB) 130—the Complete Communities bill—which takes a unique policy approach whereby the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and local communities work together to create more bikeable, walkable communities around...

Published on 12/20/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill, Executive/Agency Action
Topic Area: Transportation, Cycling, Walking, Transit, Economic Development
Tags: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), 2016