3 York Viva Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Concept image along Davis Drive
4 Sustainable & Active Choices Region of Waterloo contextRapid TransitSustainable & Active ChoicesJohn C.4
5 TravelWise: what is it? the goal: + Shift individual commuters to transit, carpooling, cycling and walking+ Reduce demand for parking+ Improve employee health, productivity and retentionhow:+ ecoMOBILITY grant from Transport Canada+ TDM funding from the Region of Waterloo+ Partnerships with Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and local employers55
7 Mobility Hub Guidelines – Achieving the Balance between Transportation and Placemaking ACT Sustainable Mobility Summit – November 5, 2012
8 Mobility Hub Objectives The Guidelines describe the 9 key Mobility Hub Objectives, which are organized into three categories:[CLICK]Seamless Mobility, Placemaking, and Successful Implementation
9 Mississauga City Centre: Downtown Concept Source: Downtown 21 Master Plan
10 Mississauga City Centre Major Investment in Bus Rapid Transit & HOT on Hurontario: Integrated TDM Approach will Increase Ridership
11 Integration of Parking and Transit Commission Boards Initiatives Saint John, NB (pop ~ 100K)Integration of Parking and Transit Commission BoardsInitiativesCommunity Carpool promotionsParcobus to support Regional transit - park & ride / bike & walkActive Transportation partnershipsResults12% increase in transit ridership : due to rerouting and park & ride on in-city routesComeX regional park & ride ridership increased 55 % from 2007 to 2010
13 Do Planning Policies Need to Change? Official Plans & Zoning RequirementsBuilt Form/Urban DesignParking RequirementsTDM Supportive Land Use GuidelinesTransportation Impact AssessmentsFunding SourcesPolicy & Management Integration
14 Official Plans? Balanced or Transit First Priority? Support Complete StreetsEncourage Compact Urban FormFocus Density at Key Nodes & CorridorsSupport TDMSupport Parking Reductions in Key AreasRequire Multi-Modal Impact Assessments
15 Zoning & Urban Design? Require Compact Urban Form Emphasis on Pedestrian AccessMinimize Surface Parking ImpactsCycling Facilities ProvisionSupport Parking Reductions in Key AreasEncourage Car/Van Pool ParkingRequire parking in garages
16 Parking Requirements Move from oversupply to constrained Should match travel mode targetsMaximize use of on-street parkingEncourage shared parkingStrong municipal supply role in key areasAllocate surplus parking revenue to TDMMunicipality must lead in supply management and ricing
17 TDM Supportive Development Guidelines Checklist ApproachScore Card ApproachHard Requirements ApproachMode split & parking integration is criticalNeeds to be equitable across a regionMunicipality must leadACT Canada Study & Workshops
18 Transportation Impact Assessments Less or little emphasis on Cars?TDM approach at minimumHow to mitigate impacts?The Level of Service Question?Should they be eliminated in dense urban core areas (San Francisco eg.)?Link with transportation service funding?
19 Transportation Funding Development Charges?Impact Fees?Parking Space Levies?Parking & Fuel TaxesToll Roads?Congestion Charges?Regional Equity Concerns
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