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Action 2020 workshop

Action 2020 Workshop

Advocacy Advance Action 2020 Workshop

Action 2020 Workshop


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


Federal aid bike ped spending 1992 2010

Federal-Aid Bike/PedSpending 1992-2010


Use of federal funds for bicycle and pedestrian projects 1992 2011

Use of Federal Funds for Bicycle and Pedestrian Projects, 1992 - 2011


Growth in bicycle commuting

Growth in Bicycle Commuting


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


Georgia air quality

Georgia Air Quality


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 of b p projects 10 yrs

CMAQ cities, # of B/P projects, 10 yrs


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


Fta funding opportunities

FTA Funding Opportunities


Don t forget

Don’t forget…

  • Transportation Enhancements

  • Safe Routes to School

  • Recreational Trails


Questions

Questions?


Local context

Local Context

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


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