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Complete Streets. Dom Nozzi, AICP [email protected] www.walkablestreets.com http://domz60.wordpress.com/. On many roads…“Barrier Effect” Zero Sum. What is a Complete Street?. Safe, comfortable & convenient for travel by car, foot, bicycle, & transit. Who wants Complete Streets?.

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complete streets
Complete Streets

Dom Nozzi, AICP

[email protected]

www.walkablestreets.com

http://domz60.wordpress.com/

what is a complete street
What is a Complete Street?

Safe, comfortable & convenient for travel by car, foot, bicycle, & transit

who wants complete streets
Who wants Complete Streets?

Majority of Americans would rather drive less & walk more

Transit is growing faster than population or driving

About one-third of Americans don’t drive:

21% of Americans over 65.

All children under 16.

Many low income Americans cannot afford automobiles.

older americans
Older Americans

More than 50% of non-drivers stay at home on a given day because they lack transportation options.

people with disabilities
People with disabilities

Complete Streets improve mobility for disabled people and reduce the need for expensive para-transit service

health
Health
  • Americans move… without moving
  • 60% of adults are at risk for diseases associated with inactivity:
    • Obesity
    • Diabetes
    • High blood pressure
    • Other chronic diseases
the environment
The environment
  • Fewer emissions
  • Less noise pollution
  • Less wear & tear on our roads
  • Less need to widen roads
economic activity
Economic activity
  • Complete streets increase home values and help revitalize commercial areas
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Streets work better

Before

Edgewater Drive – Orlando, FL

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Streets work better

After

Edgewater Drive – Orlando, FL

context sensitive solutions one size does not fit all
Context-Sensitive SolutionsOne Size Does Not Fit All

Complete Streets doesn’t mean every street has sidewalks, bike lanes and transit

inducing bicycling walking
Inducing Bicycling & Walking

Scarce & Priced Car Parking (cash-out)

Proximity (MU, density)

Relatively high gas prices (gas tax)

Slower Speeds (attentive, not forgiving)

Full-time staff

One-Way to Two-Way

Keep streets & intersections small (rd diet those that are now too big)

transformative moment
Transformative Moment
  • Faltering national economy.
  • Increasing gas prices (Plan B).
  • Obesity epidemic.
  • Growing awareness that quality of life is an engine.
  • Global warming & sustainability.
status nationally
Status Nationally
  • In 2008, 20 communities adopted CS policies.
  • So far in 2009, 12 more have done so.
  • Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) & Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D, CA-5) introduced the Complete Streets Act of 2009 in March.
  • Lrg % of CS workshops are sponsored by health organizations
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Dom Nozzi, AICP

[email protected]

www.walkablestreets.com

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