Model Policies — Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

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California: Increased zoning density in transit-rich areas

High-profile, controversial legislation that would create incentives to construct a transit-rich housing project within a one-half mile radius of a major transit stop. Relevant due to potential for more bikeable/walkable communities and demand for biking & walking infrastructure, including first...

Published on 05/31/19
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Land Use, Transit, Economic Development
State: California
Tags: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), Complete Streets, 2019, 2018

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Minnesota Transportation Policy Encouraging Trail Connectivity

This bill modifies transportation policy, specifically encouraging planning for trails and connectivity, and various finance provisions modified as well as amends the governance of the Metropolitan Council. Committee report to adopt as amended and re-refer to Transportation Finance as of 3/26/2018....

Published on 04/27/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Cycling, Equity, Dedicated Funding, Safety, Trails, Transit, Transportation, Walking
State: Minnesota
Tags: 2018, Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), Special committee

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Delaware Complete Communities Bill

This bill gives local governments the option to enter into an agreement with the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) to create transit-oriented development districts, called Complete Community Enterprise Districts, for the purposes of promoting economic development. Mixed-use,...

Published on 12/19/16
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Transportation, Transit, Cycling, Economic Development, Walking, Safety, Land Use
State: Delaware
Tags: Transit-Oriented Development (TOD), 2016

Success Stories

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

Ohio - Local (Oxford Area) Trails Levy

Oxford, Ohio (location of Miami University) passes tax levy to build 12-mile trail system. Read more about the process of getting this initiative on the ballot. The City of Oxford, Ohio passed a property tax levy on May 8, 2018 to fund the construction of its planned 12-mile multi-use trail...

Published on 03/20/18
Funding Mechanism: Ballot Initiative, Local Policy
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Health, Trails, Transportation, Recreation, Walking
Tags: Local option, Property tax