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Funding Sources & Flexibility. Bicycle and Pedestrian Programs. Aaron Bartlett Safety Program Manager. Bicycle / Pedestrian Programs. 4 E approach. Federal Legislation. ISTEA - Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (1991)

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federal legislation
Federal Legislation
  • ISTEA - Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (1991)
  • TEA 21 - Transportation Equity Act of the Twenty-First Century (1998)
  • SAFTEA-LU - Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (2005)
title 23 united states code
Title 23 - United States Code

(g) Planning and Design.--

(1) In general.--Bicyclists and pedestrians shall be given due consideration in the comprehensive transportation plans developed by each metropolitan planning organization and State in accordance with sections 134 and 135, respectively. Bicycle transportation facilities and pedestrian walkways shall be considered, where appropriate, in conjunction with all new construction and reconstruction of transportation facilities, except where bicycle and pedestrian use are not permitted.

federal programs
Federal Programs
  • Transportation Enhancements
  • Safe Routes to School
  • Congestion Mitigation Air-Quality
  • Surface Transportation Program
  • Recreational Trails
  • Section 402
bike ped spending federal comparison pre istea to safetea lu average annual authorization
Bike/Ped SpendingFederal Comparison Pre ISTEA to SAFETEA-LU~ average annual authorization ~
  • References: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
eligible activities under te cmaq srts
Eligible Activities (Under TE, CMAQ, SRTS)
  • Infrastructure - Construction of bike lanes, shared use paths, sidewalks, crosswalks, etc.
  • Non Infrastructure - Programs aimed at educating or encouraging the public to adopt behaviors that lower congestion, or improve personal safety.
spending on bike ped facilities safetea lu fy2005 2009
Spending on Bike/Ped FacilitiesSAFETEA LU(FY2005–2009)
  • Transportation Enhancements (TE) 3.5 Billion
  • Recreational Trails Program (RTP) $370 million
  • Safe Routes to School (SRTS) $612 million
  • Non-motorized Transportation Pilot Program (NTPP) $100 million
  • High Priority Projects $1 billion
  • References: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
federal programs match
Federal Programs Match
  • Transportation Enhancements 75/25 Split.
  • Congestion Mitigation Air Quality 80/20 Split.
  • Surface Transportation Program 80/20 Split
  • Safe Routes to School 100% no match required
major issues are shaping the debate
Major Issues Are Shaping the Debate
  • Fuel Prices (Economy)
  • Renewable Energy (National Security)
  • Climate Change (Environment)
  • Air Quality (Public Health)
  • Public Health (Obesity)
  • Traffic Congestion (Transportation)
  • Land Use Development
  • Transportation Choice (Quality of Life)
2010 active transportation campaign
2010 Active Transportation Campaign

Rails to Trails Conservancy – October 20, 2008 National Press Release

40 Communities $50 Million over 6 Years

Double funding for bicycle and pedestrian investments

Realize significant increases in bicycle and pedestrian modes

Focus on utilitarian trips that are apart of daily routine

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Bikeways Plans of Greater Kansas City

Bikeways Plans of Greater Kansas City

future direction
Future Direction
  • Regional Emphasis
    • Rock Island Corridor
    • I-35 (Turkey Creek Corridor)
  • Local Emphasis
    • Schools
    • Activity Centers
local bicycle design guidelines standards specifications and design criteria apwa kc chapter
Local Bicycle Design Guidelines(Standards Specifications and Design Criteria) APWA KC Chapter

Adopted - December 19, 2002

Section 5301

APWA Standard Drawing Typical

2004 walk to school raytown pilot
2004 Walk to School: Raytown Pilot
  • Southwood Elementary School
    • October 4, 2004
    • More than 200 participate!
    • Buses are empty!
    • Cars are absent!

Raytown Dispatch-Tribune Oct. 6, 2004

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International Walk to School Day

October 8, 2008

Roeland Park, KS

international walk to school day
International Walk to School Day

Source of data www.walktoschool.org

encouragement programs
Encouragement programs
  • Walking school buses
  • Mileage clubs
  • Contests
  • Park and walk sites
  • Route map promotion

Source: National Safe Routes to School Course

safety ambassador program
Safety Ambassador Program
  • June 2, 2007 – First Training, 17 Safety Ambassadors
  • March 21, 2008 – Second Training, 20 Safety Ambassadors
  • 7 Events
  • 935 Kids Reached
  • 810 Helmets Fitted
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Aaron Bartlett

Bicycle/Pedestrian & Safety Programs Manager

Mid-America Regional Council600 Broadway, Suite 200Kansas City, MO 64105

www.marc.org/bikeped/

abartlett@marc.org

816.701.8238