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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 2012
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source U.S. Dept Of Transportation Federal Highway Administration
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
United States drivers were introduced to the concept of paid, on-street parking in 1935 when the first parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City. In the ensuing decades little was done to improve the basic tools or processes of parking pricing. Many cities arbitrarily set fixed...

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
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
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
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 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
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 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...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Public Safety
This brief examines the positive impacts that allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses would create. The brief references studies demonstrate that the provision of licenses creates safer roads, and access to car insurance, enhances public safety, advances racial...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
Developing and tracking accessibility metrics has many practical advantages, such as measuring how readily commuters can meet their needs and providing a common measure for assessing various transportation modes and modal investments. This guide addresses the need for accessibility...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
Although electrification reduces greenhouse gas emissions, switching to electric vehicles (EV) can negatively impact workers by giving rise to anti-union EV manufacturers, like Tesla. To address this problem, this memo urges local governments to leverage their procurement power to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2007
Level City or Town
State(s) Washington
Source City of Seattle
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
The Seattle Bicycle Master Plan defines a set of actions, to be completed within 10 years, to make Seattle the best community for bicycling in the United States. By increasing support for bicycling, the city will make its transportation system more environmentally, economically, and...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2022
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Vision Zero Network
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate traffic fatalities and severe injuries among all road users, and to ensure safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. This infographic compiles nine components that make up an effective high-level framework for communities considering a Vision...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Vermont
Source State Smart Transportation Initiative
Policy Areas Public Safety, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
This guide outlines the permitting process for demonstration projects that improve walking, cycling, and transit access on state highways in Vermont. It provides examples of common demonstration projects, outlines design, installation, and maintenance requirements, and highlights...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, State
State(s) -
Source Journal of Science Policy & Governance
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Health, Transportation & Mobility
The report outlines the current air pollution and transportation issue in Washington, D.C. which looks to reduce the use of cars and their impact on air pollution and smog in the city. The concentration of air pollutants in DC makes it a top 20 city with the highest smog in the United...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transit Center
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
The federal tax benefit for commuter parking excludes the value of commuter parking provided by employers from the calculation of a worker’s taxable income. The “check” is bigger for people who make more money or work in the downtown areas of major cities, but the costs of the program...

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
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...

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