Model Policies — Complete Streets

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California Complete Streets for Disadvantaged Communities Bill

Would require the state department of transportation to increase the annual number of Complete Streets projects undertaken by the department by 20 percent and increase accessibility for low-income and disadvantaged communities by increasing multimodal transportation proximity to employment, jobs,...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Executive/Agency Action
Topic Area: Transportation, Equity, Transit, Walking, Cycling
State: California
Tags: Complete Streets, 2016

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

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