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.
Scottsdale, AZ – Bond Question 1 – $112,600,000 – November 5
If approved, would sell up to $112.6 million general obligation bonds for parks, recreation, and senior services. These funds would improve bike infrastructure for the residents and visitors of Scottsdale.
Jupiter, FL – Resolution #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, FL – GO 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.
Gwinnett County, GA – Transportation (MARTA) referendum – $5,500,000,000 – March 19 –
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.
New Orleans, LA – Parks & Recreation referendum – 2019 Capital and Operating Budgets – $6,590,000 – May 4 – PASSED (76%-24%)
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.
Columbus, OH – Issue 8 – $100,000,000 – May 7 – PASSED (77%-23%)
If passed, Issue 8 would 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 – PASSED (81%-19%)
If passed, This income tax increase would benefit Gahanna residents by generating new funding for the city’s parks, recreation, trails and associated facilities.
Tulsa, OK – Bond Question 1 – $30,000,000 – November 12
If approved, this City sales tax for capital improvements would fund transit and biking and walking infrastructure. Five million dollars would go toward pedestrian and cycling infrastructure and $30 million towards parks.
Lake Oswego, OR – Bonds for Open Space, Parks and Recreation Land and Facilities– $30,000,000 – May 21 – PASSED PASSED (62%-38%)
If approved, Lake Oswego will issue up to $30 million in bonds to acquire property for open space or parks, or to improve recreation facilities.
Metro Council, OR – Parks and nature bond measure – $138,000,000 – Nov 5
If passed, this bond measure would provide funding for county, town, city and district parks. It will improve open space, trails, and recreation to advance Metro’s commitment to racial equity, making sure all people benefit from investments in parks and nature.
El Paso, TX – Proposition A – May 4 – PASSED (88%-11%)
If approved, Prop 5 will preserve 1,107 acres of land including the Lost Dog Trail from private development and roadways. The Lost Dog Trail is popular among mountain bikers.
McKinney, TX – Proposition C – $91,000,000 – May 4 – PASSED (63%-37%)
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.
Garland, TX – Proposition D – $117,750,000 – May 4 – PASSED (60%-40%)
If approved, Prop D would create new trails that bike riders in Garland can enjoy. This update to the city’s park system would benefit current bike riders and encourage more residents to go out and ride.
Frisco, TX – Proposition E – $53,000,000 – May 4 – PASSED (67%-33%)
If approved, Prop E would help fund the expansion of the community’s parks, trails and open space.
King County, WA – Proposition 1 – $135,000,000 annually – August 6
If passed, Prop 1 would fund parks, recreation and open space throughout the county.
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