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2022 VoteForBikes

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In 2021, voters directly approved nearly $600 million in new funding for bike projects tracked by PeopleForBikes - and hundreds of millions more in matching funding sources. In 2022, states and municipalities across the country continued to vote on measures that provided investment in expanding bicycle infrastructure and improving the quality and accessibility of places to ride bikes. If you love bikes, use our resources and make a plan to vote! PeopleForBikes recognizes the important work of the Trust for Public Land in compiling their LandVote Database of relevant ballot measures for preserving natural areas, helping alert us to several of the measures below that are relevant for biking.

Total New Ballot Funding for Bikes Approved since Jan. 1, 2022: $4.25 Billion*

*Dollar amounts below may not reflect the full bond value or projected revenue of a measure, since we try to identify the portions of a measure most directly relevant for safe and accessible biking.

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California

State-wide - Proposition 30 - ~$1.6 billion total over 20 years - November 8 - DID NOT PASS

Proposition 30 would have created an additional 1.75% wealth tax on personal income above $2 million, with 80% of revenues going to electric vehicle subsidies and infrastructure, including electric bicycles. The remaining 20% would have funded wildfire prevention. This measure represented a significant opportunity for California’s electric bicycle rebate program to expand to meet the needs of riders across the state, and to build out needed protected bicycle lanes, residential storage capacity, and other infrastructure. This fund would have generated $3-4.5 billion dollars each year, and we conservatively estimated that ~2% will go to bikes.

Baldwin Park - Measure BP - $60 million total over 10 years - November 8 - PASSED!

Measure BP is a sales tax increase of three-quarters of a cent (75 cents on every $100 spent) that will fund general city services for the City of Baldwin Park. These services include keeping public parks and facilities safe and clean, and street maintenance, both of which improve biking conditions. The measure will generate an estimated $6 million annually and cost the average resident $7 per month. Approval places Baldwin Park’s sales tax at par with most other cities in LA County, and all revenues generated are required to stay in Baldwin Park. The measure needed a simple majority of votes to pass.

Oakland - Proposition U - $290 million over 20 years - November 8 - PASSED!

Proposition U is a property tax measure in the City of Oakland to fund affordable housing, safer streets and better city facilities. About 1/3 of the measure, or $290 million, is allocated to streets and roads, mainly for repaving purposes, with all projects required to include approved bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements per the City's new Complete Streets Policy. Other funds within this category will be dedicated expressly to bike/ped safety projects. Local advocacy groups Bike East Bay and Walk Oakland - Bike Oakland supported this measure. Passage of this bond required a two-thirds majority and is not projected to raise taxes.

San Francisco - Measure I (Voting in favor limits safe biking) - November 8 - DID NOT PASS (car-free zone preserved)

Failure of this measure retains the use of the Great Highway and JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park as open space. The Great Highway is currently car-free on weekends and holidays, and JFK Drive is car-free seven days a week. This would retains two of San Francisco's significant routes dedicated to biking, walking, and active transportation. If passed, Measure I would have cost the city an anticipated $80 million over the coming 20 years in project costs associated with the changes that would be required to the Ocean Beach shoreline management plan to address sea-level rise.

San Francisco - Measure J - November 8 - PASSED!

Measure J authorized the Golden Gate Park Access and Safety Program, which will limit private vehicles to certain areas in Golden Gate Park, establish bicycle lanes, and generally make biking and walking safer and more accessible in the park. The measure will bring moderate financial costs of traffic engineering improvements and continued operation of the Golden Gate Park Free Shuttle. The measure required a simple majority to pass.

San Francisco - Measure L - $206 million over 30 years - November 8 - PASSED!

Approval of Measure L continues a half-cent sales tax that has been funding city and county transportation projects since 1989, and approves the 2022 Transportation Expenditure Plan directing how these funds would be spent over the next 30 years. Approximately 10% of the funds - equating to $206 million - will be dedicated to bike/ped facilities maintenance and complete streets. However, nearly all of the remaining 90% will be spent on BART, Muni, and other public transit expansions which make streets safer for biking by offering drivers quality alternatives to single occupancy vehicles. These locally-generated funds are expected to open access to matching state and federal monies for a multiplier of 5x or more. The measure required approval from two-thirds of voters to pass.

Martinez, CA - Measure F - $19 million over 30 years - June 7 - PASSED!

Measure F would allows the city to levy a special property tax to acquire and protect the Alhambra Highlands, a 300-acre natural preserve with miles of hiking and biking trails currently slated for residential development by an out-of-state real estate company. The City Council voted unanimously to put this measure on the ballot, and over 11,000 residents signed a petition in support of this preservation fund. The parcel tax will raise over $19 million over the next 30 years, and varies by property type. For example, the flat tax for a single-family residential unit will be $79 annually and includes exemptions for low-income households. This measure required support from two-thirds of voters to pass. 

Marin County, CA - “Measure A - Marin County Parks” - $126 million over 9 years - June 7 - PASSED!

Measure A is a renewal of Marin’s major funding source for parks, open space, and agricultural land. This measure will fund new bike trail construction and maintenance, signage, and master plans that will include future bike infrastructure, as well as provisions for fiscal transparency and accountability. The quarter cent increase in sales tax will raise approximately $14 million annually for the next 9 years. This measure required support from two-thirds of voters to pass. 

Bolinas, CA - “Measure M - Firehouse Community Park Agency” - $160,000 over 4 years - June 7 - PASSED!

Measure M replaces and expands the current parcel tax. This measure is expected to generate $40,000 annually over the next 4 years for the improvement and maintenance at two local parks with gravel bike trails. These parks cover 15 acres in downtown Bolinas and also offer the only public restrooms in the area. The measure raises the parcel tax slightly to $75 annually and needed support from two-thirds of voters to pass. 

Santa Cruz County, CA - “Measure D - Santa Cruz County Greenway Initiative” - "No" Vote succeeded (preserved option for future passenger rail)

Measure D would have allowed voters to amend language in the county’s General Plan regarding use of the 32-mile Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line. Currently, the plan calls for a new multi-use path to be constructed next to the rail bed, also called “rail with trail”. If passed, the measure would have replaced the railbed with the multi-use path which would have required a federal process called “railbanking.” 

Truckee, CA - Measure U - $30 million over 10 years - June 7 - PASSED!

Measure U expands an existing sales tax that funds the construction and preservation of trails, including protecting the open space surrounding trails and expanding the Truckee River Legacy Trail. These improvements will provide greater connectivity for recreational riders, as well as for commuters and children riding to school. The measure increases the existing ¼-percent sales tax to a ½-percent sales tax starting in October 2024, and is expected to generate an estimated $3 million annually for local trails. This measure required support from two-thirds of voters to pass. 

City of Del Rey Oaks, CA - Measure B - June 7 - "No" Vote succeeded (i.e., path construction is allowed to continue)

Measure B would have limited the construction of all formal bike lanes and recreation trails to a small number of high-traffic roads. It would also have prohibited the city from constructing a bike/pedestrian tunnel under Highway 218, a tunnel which would create greater access to the Frog Pond Wetland Preserve. However, since Measure B was defeated, the tunnel will allow safe off-street passage under the highway for commuters, recreational riders, and students traveling by foot or by bike to a nearby school. Either side needed a simple majority to approve or deny the measure. 

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Colorado

Boulder - Countywide Transportation Sales Tax - $59 million total over 15 years - November 8 - PASSED!

This measure renews the existing 0.1% transportation sales and use tax that funds multimodal transportation needs and mobility access programs, beginning in July 2024 and lasting for 15 years. Funds will be dedicated to regional trails, commuter bikeways, bike/pedestrian facilities, repairing road shoulders, intersection safety, accessibility-oriented transit services, and more. This will leverage an estimated $260M in regional, state, and federal funding, for cumulative funding of $390M over 15 years. At least 15% ($59 million) will be dedicated to regional trails and commuter bikeways. This measure will not raise taxes.

Douglas County - Ballot Measure 1A - $76 million over 15 years - November 8 - PASSED!

Voters renewed the 0.17% sales tax for 15 more years, which was set to expire in 2024. This tax funds land and trail acquisitions, and park maintenance and operations. Historically the funds raised have been matched almost 3x over with private and philanthropic dollars. The county has protected almost 65,000 acres of open space since the tax’s inception in 1994. This measure does not create any new taxes.

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Florida

Orange County - Transportation Sales Tax Referendum - $179 million total over 20 years - November 8 - DID NOT PASS

The measure would have raised county sales tax from 6.5% to 7.5% (an increase of 1 cent per dollar spent) starting in January 2023. Revenue would have funded transportation needs targeted at reducing congested roadways, including mass transit and bicycle and pedestrian improvements, directed by a 2022 community survey. The county identified $179 million in bike/pedestrian safety projects that it intended to fund over the course of this new tax. Additionally, the nearly $300 million raised annually for transit improvements would have helped to get residents out of cars and result in safer conditions for bicycle riders. Orange County currently has one of the lowest transportation spending levels per capita, despite significant anticipated population growth this decade and a steady increase in bike/ped crashes and deaths. Essential food items, prescription drugs, and utilities would have been exempt from the sales tax. 

Indian River County - Environmental Land Bond Referendum - $50 million total over 15 years- November 8 - PASSED!

This bond measure generates funds to acquire and permanently preserve environmentally significant lands, including protecting natural areas and public access improvements. This includes preserving land for outdoor recreation, including current and future trails for biking. The average homeowner will pay an additional $43 annually. An environmental land bond was last approved in Indian River County in 2004. 

Alachua County - Wild Spaces Public Places and Infrastructure Tax - $480 million total over 10 years - November 8 - PASSED!

This measure combines a renewal of the Wild Spaces and Public Places half-cent sales tax - which has been in effect since 2016 - with a new half-cent infrastructure tax. In the past seven years, the Wild Spaces Public Places tax has been spent on a variety of park and recreational infrastructure, including boardwalk reconstruction, park paths for walking and riding, and other park facility improvements, many of which allow for more pleasant and connected biking. 36% of total funds go to the City of Gainesville.

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Illinois

Cook County - Forest Preserve District - $380 million total over 20 years - November 8 - PASSED!

The measure increases funding for the Cook County Forest Preserves, which include 150 miles of paved trails and 200 miles of unpaved trails open to bicycle riders in the 70,000 acres of land across the county. The successful referendum will improve signage, key trail connections, and allow for needed repairs. Revenue can fund new land acquisition, trails, recreation, wildlife habitat, watershed protection, as well completion of deferred maintenance on public lands. This all means an expanded and improved biking experience. The property tax increase of 0.025% represents an average $20 annual property tax increase for the vast majority of homeowners.

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Massachusetts

State-wide - Question 1 - ~$1 billion total over 10+ years - November 8 - PASSED!

Question 1 amends the state Constitution to pass an additional 4% income tax on residents earning over $1 million annually. Revenues will go to public transportation, road maintenance, bridges, and public education. While the measure does not specify the breakdown of transportation funds, it’s conceivable that it will fund infrastructure for biking and walking as well as considerable investments in public transit which carries a myriad of safety and access benefits for bikers. MassBike, the statewide bicycle coalition, endorsed this measure.

Westborough - Community Preservation Act - $3.3 million total over 10+ years - November 8 - PASSED!

This ballot measure funds outdoor recreation and various open space projects, meaning more and better-maintained green spaces for riding! In their funding recommendations, the CPA Exploration Committee noted 1,500 of unprotected open space as well as the importance of the proposed Boston and Worcester Air Line Trolley (BWALT) multi-use path, 7 miles of which would pass through Westborough. The 0.5% surcharge would not apply to the first $100,000 in residential or commercial property value, and low-income homeowners are exempted. It will also unlock annual distributions from a statewide CPA Trust Fund.

Worcester - Community Preservation Act - $7.5 million total over 10+ years - November 8 - PASSED!

This ballot measure funds outdoor recreation and various open space projects, meaning more and better-maintained green spaces for riding! The measure will also fund community housing and historic preservation. The 1.5% surcharge does not apply to the first $100,000 in residential or commercial property value, and low-income homeowners are exempted. It also unlocks annual distributions from a statewide CPA Trust Fund, at an approximate 30-40% match. 

Natick - Community Preservation Act - $2.2 million total over 10+ years - November 8 - PASSED!

This ballot measure funds outdoor recreation and various open space projects, meaning more and better-maintained green spaces for riding! The measure also funds community housing and historic preservation. The 1% surcharge does not apply to the first $100,000 in residential or commercial property value, and low-income homeowners would be exempted. The average residential property will pay an annual surcharge of $67 towards CPA funds which begin in July 2023. Approval by voters also unlocks annual distributions from a statewide CPA Trust Fund, at an approximate 30-40% match. 

Burlington - Community Preservation Act - $3.3 million total over 10+ years  - November 8 - PASSED!

This ballot measure funds outdoor recreation and various open space projects. The measure also funds community housing and historic preservation. The 1.5% surcharge does not apply to the first $100,000 in residential or commercial property value, and low-income homeowners are exempted. Approval by voters will also unlock annual distributions from a statewide CPA Trust Fund, at an approximate 30-40% match.

Lakeville, MA - Community Preservation Act - $2 million total over 10+ years - April 4 - PASSED!

This ballot measure funds outdoor recreation and various open space project, meaning more and better-maintained green spaces for riding! It will also unlock annual distributions from a statewide CPA Trust Fund.

Pepperell, MA - Community Preservation Act - $1.8 million total over 10+ years - April 25 - PASSED!

This ballot measure funds outdoor recreation and various open space project, meaning more and better-maintained green spaces for riding! It also unlocks annual distributions from a statewide CPA Trust Fund.

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Missouri

Jefferson County, MO - Proposition P - $50 million total over 10+ years - April 5 - DID NOT PASS

This property tax would have funded a number of transportation projects that seek to improve public safety by offering cyclists and pedestrians alternatives to high-traffic roadways. The measure would also have improved multi-modal transportation options by providing connectivity via bike paths and pedestrian infrastructure.

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New Jersey

Glen Rock Borough - Municipal Open Space Trust Fund Question (pg 3) - November 8 - PASSED!

Voters approved a 0.5% property tax increase to establish a Municipal Open Space Trust Fund to acquire and develop land for recreational and conservation purposes. The measure passed by only 16 votes among a turnout of just over 4,000 - never doubt that your vote matters! This development includes trails and paths for bicycle riders, opening up more commuting and recreational riding options, at a $29 cost per year to the average homeowner. Approval of such a fund will help the Borough unlock matching funds from NJ Green Acres Fund.

Freehold Township - Open Space Trust Fund Question - $13.7 million total over 10+ years - November 8 - PASSED!

Voters approved a slight increase in the annual property tax rate, from 3% of 4% to grow the Townships Open Space Trust Fund. This fund will help the city purchase more open space and improve their current park properties. The township currently has 9,500 acres of open space, among the highest in the county. This measure will result in the homeowner of a median-value home paying an additional $60 in annual property taxes compared to 2022 levels.

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New Mexico

Village of Los Ranchos de Albuquerque - General Obligation Bond Question - $8 million total over 10+ years - November 8 - PASSED!

This bond measure will generate $8 million in new funds for acquiring, maintaining, and improving park land, bikeways, trails, and other recreational facilities. This means a more robust network of safe places to ride! Measure passage does not necessitate any new taxes.

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New York

Gardiner - Community Preservation Fund - $7.9 million over 10+ years - November 8 - PASSED!

Voters approved a one-time 1.25% tax on real estate transfers of property valued over $320,000, the county's median home price. All funds will go to a Community Preservation Fund that will implement the Preservation Plan, which includes various provisions for enhanced biking and walking such as the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail upgrades and connectivity, nearly 6 miles of which runs through Gardiner.

Marbletown - Community Preservation Fund - $4 million total over 10+ years - November 8

Voters have the chance to approve a one-time 1% tax on real estate transfers of property valued over the county's median home price. If passed, all funds would go to a Community Preservation Fund that would preserve open space resources and natural trails. The new tax would raise approximately $4 million.

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North Carolina

Fayetteville - Public Safety and Infrastructure Bond - $1.25 million total over 10 years - November 8 - PASSED!

Tucked within this $25 million public infrastructure bond package is an expected $800,000 in intersection improvements for bikers and pedestrians as well as $450,000 for four buffered bike lanes that align with the city’s master plan. Other uses include general improvements to streets, public transit, and walkability. Property taxes for a median-value home will increase by about $80 annually and take effect in 2024.

New Hanover County - Transportation Sales Tax - $56 million total over 10 years - November 8 - DID NOT PASS

If approved, this quarter cent sales tax (1 penny on every $4 spent) would have funded public transportation improvements across New Hanover County, including adding new bicycle and pedestrian paths. Of the total funds, over a third - $56 million over 10 years - would have gone to bike and pedestrian paths, a massive win for the city of Wilmington and the county as a whole. A list of proposed bicycle infrastructure projects is available online. Most of the remaining $88 million would have funded Wave Transit, a critical factor in taking drivers off the road and making for safer riding conditions. Essential food items, fuel, and prescription drugs would have been exempt from the sales tax. The new sales tax would have gone into effect in 2023. 

Raleigh - Parks and Greenways Bond - $83 million total over 20 years - November 8 - PASSED!

This $275 million bond will fund 20 proposed projects, the majority focusing on improvements to trails, connectors, greenways, and other multi-use paths. Over a dozen parks will receive improvements as well. Recreational and commuter bike networks stand to benefit greatly from these funds. The measure will cost the median-value homeowner an additional $103 annually.

Wake Forest - Greenway Improvements Bond - $14.4 million over 7 years - November 8 - PASSED!

Voters approved a $14.4 million bond dedicated to greenway improvements to three town greenways, including acquiring land, construction, and maintenance. Current plans would result in the construction of nearly 5 miles of new greenway paths and off-street connections as well as a boardwalk replacement, increasing current greenway miles by over a third.

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Ohio

Cleveland Heights, OH - Cedar-Lee Park Initiative - $250,000 in one-time funding - May 3 - DID NOT PASS

A community-led petition landed funding on the ballot to favor a one acre park over commercial development on this vacant lot. Funding this park would have allowed for more space for children and new bikers to ride safely, in a neighborhood that is roughly one mile from the next nearest park.

Avon, OH - Proposed Municipal Income Tax - $19.5 million total over 10 years- May 3 - DID NOT PASS

Ballot question 8 would have allowed the city to purchase vacant land for public use, including parks and trails which would have expanded opportunities for recreational riders. If passed, the initiative would have resulted in a 0.15% increase to the city’s income tax for the next 10 years.

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Oregon

Eugene - General Obligation Bond Measure - $15 million total over 3 years - November 8 - PASSED!

The city will issue a bond that raises an estimated $3 million annually for five years to fund projects for biking, walking, and safety. The other three-quarters of the bond will fund street preservation and re-paving. The average homeowner will have to pay $169 in annual property taxes to help cover the bond, which will begin in 2024 after the current street bond taxes expire.

Salem - Infrastructure Bond - $25 million over 10 years - November 8 - PASSED!

Voters approved a 10-year, $300 million city infrastructure bond. Of the $300 million proposal, $157 million will be spent on street and sidewalk improvements, with a focus on safe bicycle routes and safer pedestrian crossings. A separate $28 million will be spent on parks, including expanding the trail network and facilities for trail and park users and bicyclists. Local partners estimate that bike projects in the bonds will require ~$25 million of the total funding. The bond will not increase taxes.

Clackamas County - Hoodlands Park District Measure - $11.6 million total over 20 years - May 17 - DID NOT PASS

The measure would have established and funded the Hoodlands Park District, which would have overseen recreation planning and programming on 20 acres of currently-undeveloped land east of Mt. Hood Village. The petitioners who would have become the park district leaders planned to build a network of bike and pedestrian trails, among other infrastructure for public use. The measure would have enacted a $0.67 increase in property tax on every $1,000 of assessed value.

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Pennsylvania

Whitpain Township - Whitpain Township Ballot Question - $12.8 million total over 20 years - May 17 - PASSED!

This referendum will help to finance key park properties the Township has already purchased, as well as to ensure funding for improvements to various parks and trails across the county. This means safer and more connected bicycle infrastructure for recreation and commuting. The measure's passage will add an estimated $40 increase in a resident's average earned income tax amount.

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Utah

Cache County - Open Space Bond - $20 million total over 20 years - November 8 - PASSED!

This measure allows the county to issue $20 million in general obligation bonds for the purchasing and conservation of land to preserve greenspace and wildlife habitat. Of interest to mountain bikers, funds will also help to create trails and trail connectivity; the Logan area already boasts 150+ miles of bike-accessible trails. Over three-quarters of residents rated preserving open space as a top priority in a recent community survey, even knowing the estimated $25 annual cost to residents of such a bond.

Salt Lake City - Public Lands Bond - $85 million total over 20 years - November 8 - PASSED!

This 20-year $85 million bond will be dedicated to providing recreational opportunities and protecting natural areas for the residents of Salt Lake City. Many of the anticipated projects feature bike infrastructure, including Jordan River biking trails, Folsom Trail completion, pump tracks, and various other trails and pathways accessible to riders. The bond will cost the average homeowner $60 annually.

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Texas

Boerne - Quality of Life Bond - Prop A - $23 million total over 10+ years - November 8 - PASSED!

Both propositions - A and B - on the ballot relate to better biking. Proposition A allows the city to issue $23 million in general obligation bonds for improvements to streets, sidewalks, signage, and traffic technology, with a focus on Adler Rd, W Blanco Rd, W Kronkosky St, Shooting Club Rd, and Parkway Dr. Passage likely means better driver ability to see and navigate around bikers. 

Boerne - Quality of Life Bond - Prop B - $13 million total over 10+ years - November 8 - PASSED!

Proposition B allows the city to issue a $13 million bond for maintaining parks and recreation facilities, which contain much of the city's existing bicycle infrastructure and trails. Priority will be given to Northside Community Park, Northrup Park, City Park, and Northside Community Park. Since measures A and B both passed, city homeowners will pay an estimated additional $60 in annual property taxes, with an exemption for homeowners over the age of 65.

Harris County - Proposition B - Transportation - $200 million over 8 years - November 8 - PASSED!

Houston-area voters approved a $900 million overall transportation bond, covering everything from road rehabilitation to mass transit access to neighborhood drainage improvements. $100 million of the total would be dedicated to walking, biking, and other multimodal and Vision Zero projects. Local advocacy group BikeHouston supported Proposition B. 

Harris County - Proposition C - Parks and Trails - $200 million over 8 years - November 8 - PASSED!

Houston-area voters also approved a $200 million over parks and trails bond. Eligible projects include new construction and maintenance of parks facilities and trails, inclusive parks for people with disabilities, and extensions of the existing regional trail systems including the Bayou Greenways Network. Local advocacy group BikeHouston supported Proposition C. 

City of Fort Worth - Bond Program - $370 million total over 20 years - May 7 - PASSED!

Two-third of this bond, or $370 million, is earmarked for street and pedestrian mobility infrastructure. This includes specific Vision Zero improvements and upgrades to select intersections and routes, and bike facilities. At least $10M will be federally matched funds for bike and pedestrian safety.

City of San Antonio - Proposition C - $113 million over 5 years - May 7 - PASSED!

Proposition C invests $1.5 billion in the city’s infrastructure, including in streets, parks, housing and public facilities. There are major items for bicycling in the bond, notably $103 million for 21 miles of new greenway trails, $10 million dedicated to the Citywide Bike Program for multi-model improvements and the construction of nine new parks. This is the largest bond in San Antonio’s history and is not projected to raise tax rates.

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Washington State

Bellevue - Proposition No. 1 - $45 million total over 9 years - November 8 - PASSED!

Bellevue voters supported a measure to raise property taxes beyond their prior limit in order to fund purchasing and maintenance of parks and open space. These projects include urban park systems, community park facilities, greenways, and active recreation, all of which enhance biking. This measure increases the city's current property tax rate by 20 cents per $1,000 dollars of property value. Of the $85 million in total expected revenue, $45 million will go to greenways, trail corridors, and community and neighborhood parks, and the levy will last nine years. Qualifying seniors, disabled veterans, and others are exempt. The measure required a simple majority to pass. 

King County - Proposition No. 1 Conservation Futures Levy - $100 million total over 20 years - November 8 - PASSED!

This measure restores annual property tax rates to 6.25 cents per $1,000 of property to protect open space lands in the county. Most relevant for biking are the implications for new and maintained trail corridors, which will prioritize increased non-motorized mobility and improving recreation access. Of the nearly $600 million the levy will generate over the next 20 years, $100 million is earmarked for additions to the regional trail network. Other notable uses of the funds are urban green spaces, natural areas and wildlife preservation. 

City of Mercer Island - Parks Maintenance & Operations Property Levy Renewal - $24.5 million total over 15 years - November 8 - PASSED!

The levy renews an existing levy with a 1% increase; revenues will fund park maintenance and operations and various small capital projects, including maintenance on 33+ miles of trails and other facility renovation for bikers. Qualifying seniors, disabled veterans, and others with disabilities are exempt. According to the 2020 PROS Plan Survey, 99% of respondents feel public parks and recreation opportunities are essential to the quality of life on Mercer Island. The current levy will end one year early and the new one will take effect in January 2023 and last for 15 years. A simple majority was required to pass the levy.

Lake Stevens - Proposition 1 - $19 million total over 10 years - November 8 - PASSED!

Voters approved a 0.2% sales and use tax (2 cents on every $10 in qualifying purchases) to construct and maintain streets, sidewalks, walkways, and trails. The City has identified 20 sidewalk and trail priority projects that will benefit pedestrians and riders, as well as three road repaving projects.

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Wyoming

Teton County - Special Purpose Excise Tax (multiple projects) - $18 million total over 6 years - November 8 - PASSED!

Voters approved a continued penny sales tax that has existed since 1985 on most goods and services, to generate approximately $125 million that could fund 15 new projects. A handful of projects are relevant for biking and safe infrastructure: project #3 approves $15 million for county-wide Safe Routes to Schools and Transportation Alternatives, which includes community pathways and new public transit infrastructure; project #7 allocates $3 million for pedestrian accessibility in the Town of Jackson, including bike safety features and signage.

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