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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Smart Growth America
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Public Safety
This workbook is a starting point for local leaders to begin mapping out a complete streets policy to foster safe and accessible roads for all road users in a community, including drivers, cyclists, pedestrians and other motorists. The workbook emphasizes the need for local leaders...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Sacramento City Council
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
This resolution requires the City of Sacramento to adopt a “Vision Zero” goal. Vision Zero is a collaborative and data-driven effort to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious injuries. Actions towards Vision Zero will be a comprehensive, collaborative, and equitable approach through...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Boston City Council
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Economic Justice, Transportation & Mobility
This ordinance regulates the towing industry in Boston in order to prevent predatory towing practices that harm consumers. It establishes specific requirements for towing companies, including mandatory signage, reporting requirements, mandatory displaying of rates schedules, compensation...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2008
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles County Board Of Supervisors
Policy Areas Community Development, Transportation & Mobility
The Children's Amendment is Section 16.108 of the San Francisco City Charter: requires the Children's Fund to be used exclusively to provide services for children ages 0-17; establishes that eligible services for the Children's Fund are childcare, recreation, after-school, arts, health,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2024
Level City or Town, County
State(s) -
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Localities should pursue policies that improve traffic safety while decreasing the role of armed police officers in enforcing traffic violations. This policy memo outlines the shortcomings of current traffic safety approaches and highlights localities that have successfully improved...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
As a federally-funded demonstration, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) purposefully and openly shares information about implementing the SFpark pilot project that other cities might find useful as they consider how to manage parking. This book summarizes the...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
SFpark was a federally-funded demonstration of a new approach to managing parking. It used better information, including real-time data where parking is available, and demand-responsive parking pricing to help make parking easier to find....

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City of Austin
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance establishes a parking benefit district program. A parking benefit district is an area in which a percentage of the funds collected from a paid parking space is used to fund improvements that promote walking, cycling, and public transit within the district. This ordinance...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) -
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development, Public Spaces, Data & Technology
The District Department of Transportation and the District of Columbia Office of Planning led an effort to develop an empirical model for parking utilization in Washington, D.C, and to apply that model to an interactive, web-based tool utilizing the model named ParkRight DC, to support...

Type Act or Session Law
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source Seattle City Council
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Public Safety
This ordinance requires the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to design and construct all new City transportation improvement projects to provide appropriate accommodation for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and disabled persons while promoting the safe operation...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This report guides planning agencies and transportation decision makers in measuring accessibility and incorporating those metrics into decision making by outlining general concepts, data needs and availability, analysis tools, and other considerations in measuring accessibility....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States, Wisconsin
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
To manage parking provisions and minimize the negative impacts of excess parking effectively, policy makers need a full understanding of how much existing parking is used and how factors affect its use. This paper presents a study of multi-family residential parking occupancy and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town, County
State(s) Indiana
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Community Development
This report evaluates Car Sharing programs, and the possibility of an Unlimited Transit Pass (UPASS) to reduce congestion and increase affordability. The report also includes strategies like institutional fleets, neighborhood car sharing programs, targeting accessibility to college,...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City of Houston
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance designates Houston's Washington Avenue Corridor as a parking benefit district. All fees and revenues generated from the use of parking meters in a parking benefit district shall be used to fund administrative costs of parking meters (i.e. signage, enforcement, maintenance)...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Eno Center for Transportation
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
This report outlines principles that should be considered when creating congestion pricing programs, including establishing a clear and equitable vision for the program, creating a strong connection between revenue raised by the program and spending, establishing transportation options...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) Michigan
Source City Of Muskegon
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility, Finance & Procurement
This document establishes vehicular and bicycle off-street parking standards. This code focuses heavily on incremental infill development, which will enable applicants and the City to strategically accommodate parking needs while not comprising the urban form desired within downtown...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Association of City Transportation Officials
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
To achieve growth in bicycling, bikeway design needs to meet the needs of a broader set of potential bicyclists. This report describes bikeway facilities (i.e. low-speed shared streets, protected bicycle lanes, and bicycle boulevards) that encourage safe bicycle-use for people of...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy, Transportation & Mobility, Data & Technology, Democracy & Governance
US dependence on oil for transportation is costly and harmful. As a result, Americans face financial strain, worsening traffic congestion, and increased global warming pollution. This outlines how the lack of transportation alternatives is evident because many families have spent...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2009
Level City or Town
State(s) Minnesota
Source City Council of the City of Bloomington
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This ordinance creates a Transportation Demand Management program that promotes efficient utilization of existing transportation facilities, reduces traffic congestion and mobile source pollution, and ensures that new developments are designed in ways to maximize the potential for...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2009
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) All States
Source New York Law Journal
Policy Areas Democracy & Governance, Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
On June 24, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009 which gave up to $4,500 to owners of vehicles with poor fuel economy who trade them in for more efficient new vehicles. This "cash-for-clunkers" program was touted as meeting...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Finance & Procurement
In 2016, citizens of Los Angeles voted in favor of Measure M, a ½-cent sales tax increase that will raise $120 billion over forty years for transit expansion and maintenance, and traffic and street improvements. Despite this, transit ridership in Los Angeles has continued to fall....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
This report provides an introduction to metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) for those who want to influence regional planning to benefit health, active transportation, and equity. The report details the structure of MPOs, the relationship between MPOs and other agencies and...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source National Association of City Transportation Officials
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Most vehicle-bike conflicts occur at intersections, making intersection design a critical component of streets that are safe for bicyclists of all ages and abilities. This guide provides recommendations regarding protected bike intersections, dedicated bike intersections, minor street...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level State
State(s) Hawaii
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Transportation & Mobility
This report compares estimates of vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in Hawaii under current conditions versus VMT when policies are implemented to manage travel demand. These policies include transportation demand management (employer-based programs that encourage employees to carpool,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
In California, communities with populations that are predominantly Latinx and low-income suffer the greatest burden of pollution and bad air quality, in addition to lacking infrastructure that makes streets safe for walking and biking. Yet for many residents, walking or taking transit...

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