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Win That Grant ~ Fund That Project! Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2006 September 7, 2006 Peggy Rubach – Multi-Modal Planner A Tale of Three Projects Forest Road Congestion Management – Air Quality Bush Highway Transportation Enhancement Pikes Peak Highway

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win that grant fund that project

Win That Grant ~ Fund That Project!

Pro Walk/Pro Bike 2006

September 7, 2006

Peggy Rubach – Multi-Modal Planner

a tale of three projects
A Tale of Three Projects
  • Forest Road

Congestion Management – Air Quality

  • Bush Highway

Transportation Enhancement

  • Pikes Peak Highway

Multiple Competitive Funding Sources

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Completing the Loop

Forest Road

Bicycle Lanes & Graded Shoulders

from

McDowell Mountain Road

to

Rio Verde Drive

CMAQ Request for MAG TIP FY 2011

forest road cmaq project
Forest RoadCMAQ Project
  • Currently Rural – 2 lane road
  • Increasingly urbanized area
  • Lots of construction vehicles & wide-loads
  • Retirees with time, money and know-how
  • Well-traveled recreational bike route
  • Golf carts & Pedestrians – no sidewalks
  • Final leg to complete a great scenic ride
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Forest Road

Rio Verde, Arizona

Not much room for bikes & peds

When it rains, pedestrians, bikes and golf carts head to the street

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Rio Verde and Tonto Verde

Need 5’ Bike Lanes & 3’ Shoulders

Great View, Not Great Multi-Modal Access at X-Roads

A Straight Shot to Add Bike Lanes & Shoulders

cycle to the salt

Cycle to the Salt

Bicycle Lane Project

TE Program Round XIII

October 5, 2005

Cristina Herrera

Grant Writer & Federal Aid Coordinator

Peggy Rubach

Bicycle & Multi-Modal Planner

cycle to the salt bicycle lane project
Cycle to the Salt Bicycle Lane Project
  • Tonto National Forest -5th largest forest and
  • most visited (5.8 Million
  • visitors annually).
  • Boating
  • Camping & Picnicking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking & Trail Riding
  • Recreational Shooting
  • Sightseeing
  • Vehicle Use Off
  • Highway
  • Water Sports
  • Wilderness Areas
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Cycle to the Salt Bicycle Lane Project
  • Adds 4.6 miles of bicycle lanes to Bush Highway -16 miles in all
  • Enhances a scenic rural road in Tonto National Forest
  • Creates a smoother, wider, safer road for all users
  • Improves route for the thousands of bike racers & cyclists sharing the road
  • Benefits 1 Million+ users who travel this road annually

SaguaroLake

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Cycle to the Salt Bicycle Lane Project

Bush Highway from Usery Pass Road to Stewart Mountain Dam Road

  • Narrow 2 lane existing rural road
  • Winding road with 19 horizontal and 28 vertical curves
  • Graded shoulders with varying cross slope and very limited site distances.
  • 50,000 people on typical holiday weekend
  • Totally within Tonto National Forest
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Pikes Peak

America’s Mountain

Colorado Springs, Colorado

the right funding for the right project
The right funding for the right project
  • Study the playbook– do your homework
  • Scout your competition
  • Play to your strengths
  • Minimize your weaknesses
  • Know what the officials look for
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Draft a Team of All Stars

ID the pool of players

  • Local Governments
  • Owners/Operators
  • Agencies
  • Users
  • Environmental/Smart Growth Advocates
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Partners in Continued Progress

Tonto National Forest

Rio Verde Fire District

Salt River Tubing & Recreation

Salt River Project

Saguaro Lake Ranch

Arizona Game & Fish

Arizona Office of Tourism

Arizona State Parks

Valley Metro/RPTA

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Partners in Continued Progress

Coalition of Arizona Bicyclists

GC Marketing Group

Landis Cyclery

Mountain Bike Association AZ

Pat’s Cyclery

Perimeter Bicycling

Phoenix Metro Bicycling Club

Pinnacle Peak Cyclery

Pinnacle Peak Pedalers

ProCon Cycling Club

Sportsman’s/Team One Racing

Sun Devil Criterium

Team Arm & Hammer

Usery Pass TT & RR

White Mountain Road Club

Arizona Bicycle Club

AZ Bicycle Racing Association

Arizona Outback Adventures

ASU Cycling Club

Bicycle Ranch Bike Club

Bull Shifters Bicycling Club

CG Bike, Inc.

DB2 Limited

DCB Extreme Adventures

El Tour de Phoenix

GABA - Tucson

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Partners in Continued Progress

Arizona ATV Riders

Arizona Dust Devils 4-Wheel Drive Club

Arizona Bass Club

Arizona Flycasters Club

Desert Flycasters Club

Arizona State Horsemen’s Association

Superstition Horsemen’s Association

Arizona Road Racers

Arizona Xtreme Desert Triathlon

Phoenix Triathlon Club

Boy Scouts of America

Grand Canyon Council

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Partners in Continued Progress

Audubon Arizona

East Valley Partnership

Friends of the Tonto

Valley Citizens League

Valley Forward

crank it up a notch
Crank it Up a Notch
  • Project Title – Capture the vision
  • Pictures are worth a 1,000 words
  • Website = 24/7 Information
  • PowerPoint Presentations

+ Animation

+ Video Clips

  • Education and outreach
  • Free Press – Go for it!
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Add

Color

forest road bicycle lanes 2005 summary cost estimates current dollars adjusted for inflation
Forest Road Bicycle Lanes2005 Summary Cost Estimates(Current Dollars Adjusted for Inflation)

COST CATEGORIES FACTORS COSTS 2011 COSTS*

Construction $531,714$631,205

Design (10% TO 15%) 12% $63,806$75,745

Construction Management 15% $79,757 $94,680

Right-of-Way $0$0

Utility Relocation $0$0

Administration (8% TO 13%) 10% $53,171$63,121

Total$728,448$864,751

* PRELIMINARY SUMMARY COST ESTIMATES (Adjusted for Inflation)

Assumed Annual Inflation Rate = 2.90% for 6 years

MCDOT~ CMAQ Request - $605,325

inspire your champions
Inspire Your Champions
  • Personal Contact
    • Attend Their Meetings
      • Presentations – Educate them
      • Endorsements – by official action
      • Petition Signature Gathering
  • Assignment = Ownership
    • Write a letter
    • Share project with others
    • Make a couple phone calls
    • Show up for hearing
    • Speak at hearing
team bonuses
Team Bonuses
  • Communicate a positive, proactive image
    • To the community
    • To political leadership
  • Characterize public works leaders as creative “out of the box” thinkers
  • Build indispensable networks and contacts
    • Stay in touch and they will be there to rally

for your next winning project!

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Forest Road ~ Well Worth the Ride

Please Complete the Loop

Thank You.

Awarded $400,000 – CMAQ – FY 2011

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Cycle to the Salt

Bicycle Lane Project

TE Program Round XIII

October 5, 2005

Cristina Herrera

Grant Writer & Federal Aid Coordinator

Peggy Rubach

Bicycle & Multi-Modal Planner

Awarded $500,000

pikes peak highway update
Pikes Peak Highway Update
  • Revamp Pikes Peak Highway management
  • $1 million Presidential earmark to Forest Service
  • 75th running of Pikes Peak International Hill Climb held – serve as kick-off for preservation efforts
  • Increased Revenues - New Products & Services
    • ARAMARK contract revisions to generate more $$$
    • Pikes Peak Water
  • Decreased Costs
    • Road Testing Partners provide PPH vehicles at cost
  • Colorado Lottery money
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Pikes Peak Highway Update

Suit against Colorado Springs and US Forest Service brought by Sierra Club

– Summer 1998 – Settled April 1999

  • Pikes Peak Highway to be paved by 2012
  • Erosion and drainage improvements made
  • Estimated cost of $22 million
  • New Summit House to be built after environmental improvements completed or if part of new concession contractor bids received next year