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Action 2020 Workshop. Advocacy Advance Action 2020 Workshop. Action 2020 Workshop. Welcome. Partnership funded by SRAM Maximize federal funding for bike/ ped projects at the state, local, and regional levels Reports, technical assistance & coaching, grants, workshops.

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welcome
Welcome
  • Partnership funded by SRAM
  • Maximize federal funding for bike/ped projects at the state, local, and regional levels
  • Reports, technical assistance & coaching, grants, workshops
action 2020 workhops
Action 2020 Workhops
  • Advocates, agency staff & elected officials
  • Work collaboratively to increase bicycle & pedestrian investments
  • Resources in folder available online: advocacyadvance.org
working together
Working Together
  • Elected Officials
    • Set priorities
    • Vision
    • Budget
    • Public Accountability
  • Advocates
    • Knowledge of local needs
    • Represent the public will
    • Demonstrate community support
    • Organize
  • Agency Staff
    • Technical expertise
    • Knowledge of the process
    • Project selection
    • Get stuff done
agenda
Agenda

8:30 Welcome

9:00 Keynote Guest Speakers

9:45 Break

10:00 Funding Programs Overview

11:00 Local Context

11:30 Lunch

12:15 Road Map for Success

1:00 Straight from the Headlines

1:30 Break

1:45 Implementation Activity

3:15 Closing Comments

3:30 Adjourn & Social Event

keynote speakers
Keynote Speakers

James Durrett, The Buckhead Community Improvement District

Karla Drenner,District 86 State Representative

Aaron Watson, Post 2 At-Large Atlanta City Councilmember

programs
Programs

Characteristics, requirements, and opportunities of under-utilized funding sources that exist for biking and walking projects and programs

outline
Outline

Program features

  • Bike/ped eligibility
  • Project examples
  • Case study

Think about

  • Systems not projects
  • Federal vs. state and regional policy
  • Programming decisions
  • Who, What, Where, When, How
  • Policy and politics
  • Resources in folder
federal aid highway programs
Federal-Aid Highway Programs
  • Surface Transportation Program (STP)
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ)
  • Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
  • Section 402 Safety Grants
  • Transportation Enhancements
  • Safe Routes to Schools
  • Recreational Trails
uncertain funding future
Uncertain Funding Future
  • Senate MAP-21
    • TE, SRTS, Rec. Trails under CMAQ as “additional activities”
    • Funding cut
    • New non-bicycling uses
  • House Bill
    • No dedicated funding
    • “eligibility”
federal aid highway programs1
Federal-Aid Highway Programs
  • Surface Transportation Program (STP)
  • Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
  • Section 402 Safety Grants
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ)
  • Transportation Enhancements
  • Safe Routes to Schools
  • Recreational Trails
surface transportation program stp
Surface Transportation Program (STP)
  • Flexible funding
  • Construction of bicycle transportation facilities and walkways
  • Non-construction projects related to safe bicycle use
  • 80% Federal Share
stp example peoria project rating criteria
STP Example: Peoria Project Rating Criteria
  • Before 2006, project selection was not quantified
  • MPO asked League of Illinois Bicyclists for suggestions
  • Peoria MPO created new quantitative criteria
  • Most projects now include bike/ped accommodations
stp in atlanta
STP in Atlanta
  • STP-Urban
  • Last Mile Connectivity (LMC)
  • Livable Centers Initiative (LCI)
stp in atlanta1
STP in Atlanta

Policy set by:

  • Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) board

Project selection by:

  • ARC staff
congestion mitigation air quality improvement program cmaq
Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ)
  • Emission-reductions
  • Must be non-attainment area for eligibility
  • Construction and non-construction projects and programs eligible
  • Typically 80% federal share
cmaq examples
CMAQ Examples
  • Capital Bikeshare (Washington, DC & Arlington, VA)
  • Millennium Park Cycling Center (Chicago, IL)
  • Bike racks (Sacramento, CA)
cmaq examples non construction
CMAQ Examples: Non-Construction
  • Bike education (Louisville, KY)
  • Bike promotion (Washington, DC)
  • City employee bike fleet (Chicago, IL)
  • Bike map (Milwaukee, WI &Sacramento, CA)
  • Bike plan (Philadelphia, PA &Birmingham, AL)
cmaq cities for bike ped 5 yrs
CMAQ cities, $ for Bike/Ped, 5 yrs

Among 50 largest U.S. cities. Source 2012 Benchmarking Report, source data: FMIS, 2006 – 2010.

bicycle friendly cmaq policies
Bicycle-friendly CMAQ policies
  • Sub-allocation (California, Illinois)
  • Projects rated by type (Chicago, Kansas City)
  • Set-aside (Seattle)
  • Intentional planning (Milwaukee)
  • Local advocacy support, quality applications (Milwaukee)
highway safety improvement program hsip
Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP)
  • Safety infrastructure
  • All public roads are eligible
  • Bike lanes, roadway shoulders, crosswalks, signage
  • Data driven
  • 90% Federal Share
hsip examples virginia and florida
HSIP Examples: Virginia and Florida
  • Virginia:
    • “Fair share for safety”
    • 10% set-aside
    • Project selection focused on corridors
  • Florida:
    • High bicycle fatalities
    • $5 million in 2009
    • $5.5 million in 2010
hsip in georgia
HSIP in Georgia
  • New “fair share for safety” policy
  • Funding awarded based on proportion of crash type
    • 10-15% for pedestrian safety
    • <1% for bicyclist safety
section 402 state and community highway safety grant program
Section 402 State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program
  • NHTSA & FHWA
  • Non-infrastructure
  • Bicycle and pedestrian safety and education programs
  • Can be run by local advocacy groups
  • Reimbursement
section 402 examples
Section 402 Examples
  • BikeEd (Bike Texas)
  • Share the Road program (Atlanta)
  • BikeSchool (New Jersey)
  • Helmet distribution (Florida)
  • Pedestrian safety for older adults
  • Training on ped/bike design guidelines
  • Bike Safety Month
section 402 example bike walk ct
Section 402 Example: Bike Walk CT
  • CRCOG received $20,000 grant for bike education program
  • Bike Walk CT actively involved
  • Close agency and advocacy relationship in development of bike education program
section 402 in georgia
Section 402 in Georgia
  • Governor’s Office of Highway Safety administers
  • GOHS staff and executive committee select projects
  • “Share the Road” car tags for match
fta catchment policy
FTA Catchment Policy
  • Bike/ped projects eligible for transit funds within these distances of transit
    • Ped – ½ mile
    • Bike – 3 miles
don t forget
Don’t forget…
  • Transportation Enhancements
  • Safe Routes to School
  • Recreational Trails
local context
Local Context

Byron Rushing, Senior Planner Bicycle & Pedestrian Planning, Atlanta Regional Commission

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