Model Policies — Trails

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West Virginia Recreation Authority Working with Private Landowners to Manage Facilities

Establishes the Mountaineer Trail Network Recreation Authority. The purpose of the Authority is to establish an entity in charge of overseeing well-managed facilities for trail-oriented recreation that could exist on private property without diminishing the landowner's interest, control, or...

Published on 04/27/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Trails, Recreation
State: West Virginia
Tags: 2018

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West Virginia State Trail Authority Indicating Commitment to Trails

Seeks to establish a State Trail Authority within the Development Office consisting of 15 members and specifying powers of the authority, authorizes the position of statewide trail coordinator and district trail coordinators, and provides a sunset provision. Investing in a new State Trail...

Published on 04/27/18
Funding Mechanism: Bill
Topic Area: Trails, Dedicated Funding
State: West Virginia
Tags: 2018

Success Stories — Trails

Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus

The Ohio Legislative Trails Caucus, formed on March 29, 2017, is a bipartisan group of 28-and-counting state-elected officials committed to creating a statewide trails network to connect Ohioans. The Caucus is focused on improving existing trails and ensuring smart planning for future trail...

Published on 04/05/18
Funding Mechanism: Resolution
Topic Area: Cycling, Economic Development, Environment/Sustainability, Equity, Dedicated Funding, Health, Safety, Trails, Transportation, Walking, Recreation, Land Use
Tags: Special committee, 2017, 2018

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

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

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

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