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

“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

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