The beginning of 2019 is shaping up to be an impressive season for bikes. Already, there are municipalities across the country gearing up to vote on measures that would invest in the expansion of bicycle infrastructure and improve the quality and accessibility of places to ride bikes. We encourage you to vote on these measures.

For more information, contact Ashley Seaward.

 

Florida

Jupiter, FLResolution #85-18$20,000,000 – March 12 – PASSED (74%-25%)

Resolution #85-18 is a Land Acquisition Program that, if passed, would increase funding for waterfront, recreational and open space lands — areas that all cyclists in Jupiter can enjoy.

Hollywood, FLGO Bond: Parks, Open Space, Recreational and Cultural Facilities$64,000,000 – March 12 – PASSED (58.45%-41.55%)

If passed, this measure would revitalize the Orangebrook Golf & Country Club, including the creation of a 23-acre nature reserve path for biking.

 

Georgia

Gwinnett county, GA – Transportation (MARTA) referendum $5,500,000,000 – March 19 – 
FAILED (54%-46%)

If passed, the MARTA referendum would fund $5.5 billion towards transportation throughout the county, aiding in the creation of better bike infrastructure for its residents.

 

Alaska

Anchorage, AK – Proposition 5 – $3,950,000 – April 2

Proposition 5, if approved, would fund renovation and improvements for trails, parks and recreational facilities in the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Service Area.

 

Louisiana

New Orleans – Audubon Commission, the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission – 2019 Capital and Operating Budgets$6,590,000 – May 4

If approved, this measure would allocate funding towards improving, maintaining and operating parks and recreational facilities, which would improve the Audubon neighborhood’s park systems and public spaces for biking.

 

Texas

McKinney, TXProposition C $91,000,000 – May 4

Prop C, if approved, would allocate $91 million towards the renovation and expansion of existing parks as well as the acquisition of property for future parks, a win that would benefits New Orlean cyclists into the future.

 

Ohio

Columbus, OH Issue 8$100,000,000 – May 7

If passed, Issue 8 would allow Franklin County to fund $100 million towards improving parks and recreation for activities such as biking.

Gahanna, OH – Income tax 75% of 2.5% income tax will go towards parks, recreation & trails – May 7

If passed, This income tax increase would benefit Gahanna residents by generating new funding for the city’s parks, recreation, trails and associated facilities.

 

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