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complete streets mtc policy and programs

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Complete StreetsMTC Policy and Programs

January 29, 2010

Sean Co

Metropolitan Transportation Commission

complete streets policy routine accommodations
Complete Streets: Policy(Routine Accommodations)
  • Developed in 2006 from Transportation 2030
  • Review of Federal, State and local policies to determine how bicycles and pedestrians are accommodated
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accommodations are included in 57% of projects
  • Study led of creation of checklist for project sponsors
complete streets checklist
Complete Streets: Checklist
  • Project sponsors required to complete checklist when using MTC funds
  • Did the project consider all users in project planning and design?
  • Checklists are made available to Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committees
complete streets applied
Complete Streets: Applied
  • Applied to the ARRA stimulus projects
  • 104 checklists completed
  • 55% stated adopted plans call for bicycle and pedestrian facilities
complete streets lessons learned
Complete Streets: Lessons Learned
  • Difficult to apply to programmatic projects
  • ARRA restrictions on use of funds limited project improvements
  • Limited time by Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory to review projects
complete streets next steps
Complete Streets: Next Steps
  • Revisions to application based on feedback from project sponsors
  • Applies to New Act STP/CMAQ projects $1.4 billion
  • Continue to monitor and evaluate effectiveness of checklist
  • Encourage cities and counties to develop their own policies
complete streets state policies
Complete Streets: State Policies
  • California Complete Streets Act 2008
  • Caltrans Deputy Directive 64
  • 42 jurisdictions nationwide have adopted policies in 2008
  • 120 jurisdictions nationwide in total
safety toolbox
Safety Toolbox
  • Created in 2003 as a web tool for city and county governments
  • Provides process and analysis for pedestrian safety problems
  • Engineering, education and enforcement tools engineers and planners
pedestrian districts study
Pedestrian Districts Study
  • Study in 2006 that explored the use of districts for creating better pedestrian environments
  • 10 different pedestrian typologies
  • Cost estimating tool for conceptual estimates for pedestrian improvement projects
transportation for livable communities
Transportation for Livable Communities
  • $85M to date invested in TLC, with 90% going to pedestrian improvements
  • Ped volumes were reported up in over 80% of TLC project areas
  • Program using 65% CMAQ funds, funds that otherwise would support transit expansions, HOV projects, etc. 
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Transportation for Livable Communities
  • Current TLC call $40 million  
  • Developed design standards from an ITE best practices report with the Congress for New Urbanism
  • Station area planning funds land use plans in order to create walkable, mixed use neighborhoods (next call for grants expected summer 2010)

Sean Co

510. 817. 5748

Doug Johnson

510. 817. 5846