Model Policies — Property tax
Allows a city, county or transportation district to impose a tax on the provision of nonresidential parking facilities. Revenue must be used for transportation purposes. Passed. Read the legislation.
California Greenway Development and Sustainment Act
Greenway Development and Sustainment Act: Relates to conservation easements and taxation regarding pedestrian, bicycle and recreational greenways. The bill also includes greenways in the definition of “open-space land” for local planning purposes. Passed. Read the legislation.
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,...
Trail Users Help Kill Anti-Bike/Ped Bill in Tennessee
Thanks to the grassroots mobilization of thousands of cyclists and trail users in Spring 2016, legislation that could have had negative repercussions for active transportation around the country officially died with the close of the Tennessee General Assembly’s annual session. Rails-to-Trails...