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Complete Streets: Guide to Answering the Costs Question. Companion Presentation, Part 4. 1. Complete Streets add lasting value. Complete Streets add lasting value. Use with: general public, community officials , receptive transportation professionals. Residents of walkable areas:

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complete streets add lasting value1
Complete Streets add lasting value.

Use with: general public,community officials, receptive transportation professionals

health walkability and obesity
Residents of walkable areas:

More physically active

Less likely to be be overweight or obese

Health: Walkability and Obesity

Kenneth Spencer

health safe streets women s health
Only ¼ women ages 40-60 meet national guidance for recommended physical activity.

Safe neighborhoods with sidewalks and near destinations = women are more likely to walk, run, bike

Health: Safe Streets & Women’s Health

Doc Searls

William Feldman

health transit users
Health: Transit Users

One third of regular transit users meet the minimum daily requirement for physical activity during their commute.

Michal Ronkin

health communities of color
Where infrastructure has fallen into disrepair or was never there, simple changes such as easily accessible paths to destinations = more physically active African-American neighborhoodsHealth: Communities of Color

Dan Burden

safer streets seattle
Safer Streets: Seattle

Seattle DOT

Seattle DOT

safer streets orlando florida
Road diet reduced the frequency of crashes involving injuries from 1 every 9 days to

1 every 30 days

Safer Streets: Orlando, Florida

City of Orlando

safer streets vancouver washington
Road diet on Fourth Plain Blvd:

Vehicle collisions dropped 52%

Pedestrian crashes dropped to 0

Safer Streets: Vancouver, Washington

City of Vancouver, WA

economic vitality revenue jobs
Vermont: 1,400 jobs, $41 million in wages, and $81 million in revenue.

Wisconsin: $556 million from the bicycle industry.

Iowa: Bike commuters  $52m in indirect and direct benefits.

Economic Vitality: Revenue, Jobs
economic vitality lancaster california
$10m investment in ‘rambla’, new lighting, landscaping, and trees

= $125m private investment, 40 new businesses, 800 new jobs, 26%  in sales tax revenue

Economic Vitality: Lancaster, California

City of Lancaster, CA

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Dan Burden

“Communities that invest in bike ways and good sidewalks also attract a creative class of professionals who bring additional vitality and economic growth to communities.”

– Jeffery Tumlin, principal, Nelson/Nelson

traffic management portland oregon

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Traffic Management: Portland, Oregon

Hawthorne Bridge

Total # of Vehicles

Automobiles

1991-2008: 1% increase in auto volumes

Increases in mobility borne by bicycle traffic

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Traffic Management: Portland, Oregon

Hawthorne Bridge

Total # of Vehicles

1991-2008: 20% increase

traffic management boulder colorado
Traffic Management: Boulder, Colorado
  • Twenty years of consistent investment:
  • SOV trips  7% since 1990
  • Bicycle commuting is ~20x nat’l average
  • Transit use is 2x nat’l average
  • Walk trips are 3x nat’l average

Dan Burden

traffic management vancouver british columbia
Reallocated 1 lane on Burrard Bridge

+200,000 bicycle trips, no significant impact on autos

Traffic Management: Vancouver, British Columbia

City of Vancouver, BC

user fees complete streets better for drivers
User Fees: Complete Streets Better for Drivers

Some people will choose not to drive = roads are safer and more convenient for drivers