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The Bicycle in Plan Santa Barbara. Why the Bicycle?. It’s the most energy-efficient mode of transportation It weighs 1/6 of its payload It runs on 1/10 horsepower It occupies 1/12 the space of a car It does not pollute It’s quiet It provides healthy, non-impact exercise.

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why the bicycle
Why the Bicycle?
  • It’s the most energy-efficient mode of transportation
  • It weighs 1/6 of its payload
  • It runs on 1/10 horsepower
  • It occupies 1/12 the space of a car
  • It does not pollute
  • It’s quiet
  • It provides healthy, non-impact exercise
make bicycling a community indicator
Make Bicycling aCommunity Indicator
  • We know that 3.4% Santa Barbara residents bike to work
  • However, only 15-20% of all trips are those to work
  • We don’t know most trip lengths, durations, modes or destinations
  • So we really don’t know what’s happening now, or what’s changing
promote bicycling
Promote Bicycling
  • Cars are advertised everywhere
  • MTD uses government funds to advertise on their buses, in print, and online
  • The most sustainable mode, bicycling, is on its own
1990 2000 census shows bicycle commute increase
1990-2000 Census shows bicycle commute increase
  • Santa Barbara and US increased
  • SB County and California decreased
bicycling in santa barbara continues to increase
Bicycling in Santa Barbara continues to increase
  • A 12-hour survey of 6 intersections in June 2008 showed a 14% bicyclist increase over the 2000-2007 counts.
santa barbara residents want more bike lanes
Santa Barbara residents want more bike lanes
  • Our Earth Day 2008 poll asked what would encourage more people to bicycle
what can we learn from others
What can we learn from others?
  • Odense, Denmark
  • Lyon, France
  • Davis, California
  • The Netherlands
  • Australia
  • Marin County, California
odense denmark
Odense, Denmark
  • In 1999-2002, the DanishDepartment of Transportspent $3.7 million on Odense
  • 50 projects of bikeway improvements, changed regulations, campaigns
  • Bicycling is up 20%, driving down 15%
  • Now 25% of all trips are by bicycle
  • Odense has saved $6.1 million health care costs
lyon france
Lyon, France
  • Lyon, France started abicycle sharing program in2005 with 4000 bicycles
  • Bicycling has increased 30%
  • Driving has decreased 4%, saving 3000 tons of CO2 in 2 years
  • 55% of those sharing bicycles are driving less than before
davis california
Davis, California
  • 15% of work commute tripsare by bicycle
  • In 1966, the city copied European bike lanes and paths
  • Davis (pop 65,000) has 50 miles bike lanes, 50 miles bike paths
  • Their General Plan promotes infill, multi-family housing throughout the city, and neighborhood services
the netherlands
The Netherlands
  • 27% of all trips are bybicycle
  • Since 1980, bicycling has increased 45% while fatalities dropped to a third
  • They provide good bike facilities, traffic calming, educational programs, law enforcement, and restrictions on automobile use
  • Starting in 2000, cities allover Australia have started “individualized marketing”of transportation
  • Households, schools and businesses are offered solutions for their needs
  • Households have decreased car use by 4-15%, increased alternative use
  • Success resulted from personal engagement, local leader support, material on travel options
marin county california
Marin County,California
  • A federal grant targeted the21% morning congestion ofparents driving children
  • 73% students were driven by car
  • Nine pilot schools received safety improvements, promotion and events
  • The result is 57% increase in students biking and walking, and a 29% decrease in being driven
thank you
Thank you.