3 Use with: general public, community officials, receptive transportation professionals Complete Streets add lasting value.
Health: Walkability and Obesity 4 Residents of walkable areas: More physically active Less likely to be be overweight or obese Kenneth Spencer
Health: Safe Streets & Women’s Health 5 Only ¼ women ages 40-60 meet national guidance for recommended physical activity. Safe neighborhoods with sidewalks and near destinations = women are more likely to walk, run, bike Doc Searls William Feldman
Health: Transit Users One third of regular transit users meet the minimum daily requirement for physical activity during their commute. Michal Ronkin
Health: Communities of Color 7 Where infrastructure has fallen into disrepair or was never there, simple changes such as easily accessible paths to destinations = more physically active African-American neighborhoods Dan Burden
County Health Rankings 8 http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
Safer Streets: Orlando, Florida 10 Road diet reduced the frequency of crashes involving injuries from 1 every 9 days to 1 every 30 days City of Orlando
Safer Streets: Vancouver, Washington 11 Road diet on Fourth Plain Blvd: Vehicle collisions dropped 52% Pedestrian crashes dropped to 0 City of Vancouver, WA
Economic Vitality: Revenue, Jobs 12 Vermont: 1,400 jobs, $41 million in wages, and $81 million in revenue. Wisconsin: $556 million from the bicycle industry. Iowa: Bike commuters $52m in indirect and direct benefits.
Economic Vitality: Job Creation 13 Walk, bike, and transit projects = more jobs than auto-only projects
Economic Vitality: Lancaster, California 14 $10m investment in ‘rambla’, new lighting, landscaping, and trees = $125m private investment, 40 new businesses, 800 new jobs, 26% in sales tax revenue City of Lancaster, CA
Economic Vitality: San Diego 15 La Jolla Boulevard’s improvements helped generate 20% more sales across 95 area businesses. Dan Burden
Economic Vitality: Property Value 16 Walkability adds to commercial and residential real estate value. Dan Burden
17 “Communities that invest in bike ways and good sidewalks also attract a creative class of professionals who bring additional vitality and economic growth to communities.” – Jeffery Tumlin, principal, Nelson/Nelson Dan Burden
Traffic Management: Portland, Oregon 18 20,000 22,500 25,000 27,500 30,000 32,500 35,000 37,500 40,000 1991 1992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007 2008 Year Total # of Vehicles Automobiles 1991-2008: 1% increase in auto volumes Increases in mobility borne by bicycle traffic Hawthorne Bridge
Traffic Management: Portland, Oregon 19 20,000 22,500 25,000 27,500 30,000 32,500 35,000 37,500 40,000 1991 1992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007 2008 Year Total # of Vehicles 1991-2008: 20% increase Hawthorne Bridge
Traffic Management: Boulder, Colorado 20 Twenty years of consistent investment: SOV trips 7% since 1990 Bicycle commuting is ~20x nat’l average Transit use is 2x nat’l average Walk trips are 3x nat’l average Dan Burden
Traffic Management: Vancouver, British Columbia 21 Reallocated 1 lane on Burrard Bridge +200,000 bicycle trips, no significant impact on autos City of Vancouver, BC
User Fees: National 22 Only 1/2 of a road’s cost is paid by user fees. U.S. PIRG
User Fees: Boulder, Colorado 24 Just 11% of transportation budget is from the state highway user’s tax. Dan Burden
User Fees: Complete Streets Better for Drivers Some people will choose not to drive = roads are safer and more convenient for drivers
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