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Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA) and WALK Sacramento Present: THINK WALKING -- THINK BIKING Think Quality of Life WALKING AND BIKING ARE UNIVERSAL AND POPULAR Everybody walks for part of their trips More people bike than take transit UNTAPPED POTENTIAL

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think walking think biking

THINK WALKING -- THINK BIKING

Think Quality of Life

walking and biking are universal and popular
WALKING AND BIKING ARE UNIVERSAL AND POPULAR
  • Everybody walks for part of their trips
  • More people bike than take transit
untapped potential
UNTAPPED POTENTIAL
  • Many more would bike and walk if it were:
    • Safe
    • Convenient
    • Desirable
environment makes a difference
ENVIRONMENT MAKES A DIFFERENCE
  • Davis
    • 24% of people bike to work
    • 5% walk to work
  • Europe
    • Cities with 20-40% of trips made by bike
    • Cities with 20+% trips by foot
for health
FOR HEALTH
  • Lung disease, including asthma
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
obesity trends among u s adults brfss 1985
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1985

Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

obesity trends among u s adults brfss 1988
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1988

Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

obesity trends among u s adults brfss 1991
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1991

Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

obesity trends among u s adults brfss 1994
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1994

Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

obesity trends among u s adults brfss 1997
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1997

Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

obesity trends among u s adults brfss 2000
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2000

Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

obesity trends among u s adults brfss 2001
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2001

Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

for equity
FOR EQUITY
  • Not everyone can afford a car or chooses to drive
  • 30% of the population does not drive
design streets for safe walking and bicycling
DESIGN STREETS FOR SAFE WALKING AND BICYCLING
  • Sidewalks and bike lanes/trails
  • Crossings
  • Speeds
  • Signal detection and timing
  • Interchanges
  • Safe routes to school & transit
safe interchanges
Safe interchanges
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design new development to include
DESIGN NEW DEVELOPMENT TO INCLUDE

Connections to transit, schools, shopping & parks

Short connected streets

Worksite access & amenities

Mixed uses close by

avoid
Avoid
  • Unconnected cul-de-sacs
  • Gated communities
  • Streets with more than 4 lanes
  • Streets that encourage speed
retrofit older neighborhoods
RETROFIT OLDER NEIGHBORHOODS
  • Improve crossings
  • Reduce speeds
    • Reduce lanes and lane width (street diet)
    • Traffic calming
  • Provide new connections
    • Bike/ped shortcuts
    • Sidewalks on both sides of major streets
put someone in charge
PUT SOMEONE IN CHARGE
  • For planning and design
  • For sidewalk and bikeway maintenance
  • Right person is important
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FUND
  • Capital improvement program
  • 5 & 10 year list of retrofit projects
  • Include in all roadway and intersection projects
  • Support Measure A bike and pedestrian allocation
think big
THINK BIG!
  • A region-wide network of trails for walking and biking linking our natural and urban destinations!
think small
THINK SMALL!
  • Details make a difference
    • Crossing a street
    • Shade
    • Broken glass on street
    • No bike rack
    • Broken sidewalk
    • A little shorter distance
what we want you to do
WHAT WE WANT YOU TO DO
  • Remember health/transportation connection
  • Plan
  • Design for bicycling and walking
  • Take advantage of new funds
    • Community Design
    • Bicycle/Pedestrian
think health
THINK HEALTH!
  • People of all ages walking and biking – all in the course of their daily activities – leading vibrant healthy lives
more information
MORE INFORMATION
  • SACRAMENTO AREA BICYCLE ADVOCATES:

www.sacbike.org

444-6600

  • WALKSACRAMENTO: www.walksacramento.org

444-5864