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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, 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 Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Georgia, Ohio
Source American Rivers
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Finance & Procurement
When rainwater hits hard surfaces like roads and parking lots, it runs along the surface till it flows into a storm drain, river, or stream. Known as stormwater runoff, this water picks up pollutants such as heavy metals, brake linings, and deicing salts which contaminate local waters....

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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) Massachusetts
Source MassBudget
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
This factsheet discusses the economic and social benefits of an effective transportation system in Massachusetts and highlights the need for increased investment productivity and improved transit accessibility. The factsheet also addresses the state of bridges and roads and the benefits...

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 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 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 Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Transportation For America
Policy Areas Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
To revive our economy and protect our environment, local policymakers must address America's overdependence on oil. This infographic proposes a five-point plan that involves investing locally in modern transportation systems, clean and green recovery measures, and restoring deteriorating...

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 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Transportation & Mobility
Urban freeways create barriers to movement within cities, institutionalize social inequities, contribute to environmental degradation, and encourage suburban sprawl. As urban freeways approach the end of their useful lives, decisions on the fate of an individual freeway will be place...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2014
Level City or Town, County, Other Boards and Agencies, City or Town, School District
State(s) All States
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
This report evaluates the impact of shale industry development in Carroll County, Ohio and argues for policies that optimize the benefits and mitigate costs in the community. Recommendations include the increased taxation of the shale industry, the establishment of local task forces,...

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 2021
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Eno Center for Transportation
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility
In June 2019, Los Angeles Metro installed a peak-hour bus lane in downtown Los Angeles as a strategy for addressing anticipated traffic delays. This report analyzes the Flower Street pilot's implementation, enforcement, and performance. It finds that the bus lane greatly improved...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2011
Level City or Town, Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) Illinois
Source Center for Neighborhood Technology
Policy Areas Transportation & Mobility, Public Safety, Public Spaces
This infographic highlights pedestrian safety measures implemented in Illinois, including snow and ice removal, walk signals, and safe driving regulations. It also outlines pedestrian and driver responsibilities which aim to protect pedestrians and promote a safe and accessible urban...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County, State
State(s) Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin
Source Wisconsin Policy Forum
Policy Areas Finance & Procurement, Transportation & Mobility
Although local governments have jurisdiction over most of the road in Wisconsin, the state provides aid to local governments to help them pay for their construction and upkeep. The state's General Transportation Aids (GTA) program is the primary vehicle for delivering road aid. This...

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 Ordinance
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 Ordinance
Year 2018
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source City and County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
Powered scooters can obstruct limited street and sidewalk space, thereby discouraging the use of public right-of-ways for pedestrians, bicyclists, and public transit. This ordinance regulates the use of electric scooters in San Francisco. It requires companies that provide electric...

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 2020
Level National
State(s) All States
Source Smart Growth America
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Public Safety, Transportation & Mobility
The majority of federal transportation spending incentivizes road-building, leaving limited funds available for road repair and more sustainable modes like transit, walking, and biking. Such spending encourages more driving and increased emissions, due to limited investments in low-carbon...

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