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Jeff Springer, PE. Harford County. Auto Reliance. 28% of all trips less than 1 mile Drive 66% of these trips 41% of all trips less than 2 miles Drive 89% of all trips between 1-2 miles 1960’s: 67% of all children in US routinely walked/biked to school. 2000: ~12%.

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jeff springer pe

Jeff Springer, PE

Harford County

auto reliance
Auto Reliance
  • 28% of all trips less than 1 mile
    • Drive 66% of these trips
  • 41% of all trips less than 2 miles
    • Drive 89% of all trips between 1-2 miles
  • 1960’s: 67% of all children in US routinely walked/biked to school. 2000: ~12%
obesity trends among u s adults 1 brfss 2 1990
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults1BRFSS2, 1990

1. http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/trend/maps/index.htm

2. Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System

No Data <10% 10%–14%

obesity trends among u s adults 1 brfss 2 2005
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. Adults1BRFSS2, 2005

No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30%

1. http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/obesity/trend/maps/index.htm

2. Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System

impact of obesity
Impact of Obesity
  • Obesity is second leading cause of preventable death in U.S.
  • Annual direct and indirect costs approximately $117 billion.
physical activity health
Physical Activity & Health
  • Regular physical activity is essential to sustaining human health
  • 60% of adults don’t exercise 30 min/day 5 days/wk
  • 25% of American adults are totally inactive
  • Physical inactivity is contributing factor to the obesity and overweight.
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Large and growing collection of research identified a connection between the built environment and public health.
land use planning health
Land Use Planning & Health
  • Connectivity

High connectivity has multiple routes between origin and destination; ground travel distance close to air distance

  • Land use

Mixed land use reduces the distance between

residence - school – work – shopping - entertainment

  • Facilities for walking/cycling

Facilities are functional, safe, well maintained, pleasant

harford county economy
Harford County Economy
  • Population: 239,000
    • Grew by 10.3% from 1998 – 2004
  • Employment:

+ 23% overall

+ 32.8% in private sector

  • Harford County fastest growing labor market (6.5%) in 2004 with 4,700+ net new jobs. 15,000 private sector jobs since 1999 (33%).
harford county
Harford County

48% of employed

residents commute

out of

Harford

County

to work.

harford county brac
Harford County & BRAC
  • Significant growth of electronics and communication R&D mission
  • Lose Ordnance School & Army Environmental Center
  • Adds four new General Officer commands.
  • Adds new technology platform = communications and electronics; combined with growth of existing chem/ bio and advanced test, evaluation and high-speed computer simulation activity
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Harford County & BRAC
  • R&D at APG goes from $3.5 to $10 billion
  • 6,176 net new federal jobs to APG plus potential two- to- one private-sector contractors
harford county brac2
Harford County & BRAC
  • 6,176 on-post (net new)
  • 3,000 direct contractor support on post
  • 12,352 ancillary contractors (conservative 2:1 ratio)
  • 21,528 net new jobsin Harford County/ Region
brac regional impact
BRAC Regional Impact
  • In the next 4 years:
    • 21,528 jobs
    • 58,557 population increase
  • In the next 10 years:
    • 26,828 net new jobs
    • 72,973 population increase
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Harford County

Expansion plans for MARC system

Baltimore Sun, March 28, 2007

Edgewood MARC station

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Harford County Development Corridor

MD

24

MD

924

Perryville

Aberdeen

Development

Envelope

Aberdeen Proving Ground

Edgewood

harford county park n ride
Harford County Park–n-Ride

14 Park-n-Ride

stations

harford county transit
Harford County - Transit

An MTA commuter bus stop

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Harford County

Emphasis

on the

auto

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Harford County

Over 70% of all children

ride the bus to school

Many others get a ride

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Harford County

4 Miles of

bike lanes

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Harford County

No building code

requiring

bike racks

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Harford County

Does the

sidewalk

begin?

Bulle Rock development in Havre de Grace

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Harford County
  • After more than 20 years of planning around the auto . . .
  • . . . The transportation system has lots of catching up to do to accommodate future growth.
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