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  1. Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA) and WALKSacramentoPresent:

  2. THINK WALKING -- THINK BIKING Think Quality of Life

  3. WALKING AND BIKING ARE UNIVERSAL AND POPULAR • Everybody walks for part of their trips • More people bike than take transit

  4. UNTAPPED POTENTIAL • Many more would bike and walk if it were: • Safe • Convenient • Desirable

  5. 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

  6. Why Walk and Bike?

  7. FOR HEALTH • Lung disease, including asthma • Obesity • Diabetes • Cardiovascular disease • Hypertension • Arthritis • Cancer

  8. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1985 Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

  9. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1988 Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

  10. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1991 Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

  11. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1994 Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

  12. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1997 Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

  13. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2000 Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

  14. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2001 Source: Mokdad A H, et al. J Am Med Assoc1999;282:16, 2001;286:10.

  15. FOR MOBILITY AND FREEDOM

  16. FOR AIR QUALITY

  17. TO SAVE MONEY

  18. FOR EQUITY • Not everyone can afford a car or chooses to drive • 30% of the population does not drive

  19. TO BUILD COMMUNITY

  20. SO, WHY NOT WALK & BIKE?

  21. Can’t get there from here

  22. It’s not safe!

  23. Things are blocking the way

  24. Poor conditions

  25. Planned for cars not people

  26. WHAT’S NEEDED?

  27. Make walking & biking a priority

  28. Integrate into transportation & land use planning

  29. ADOPT PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE MASTER PLANS

  30. DESIGN STREETS FOR SAFE WALKING AND BICYCLING • Sidewalks and bike lanes/trails • Crossings • Speeds • Signal detection and timing • Interchanges • Safe routes to school & transit

  31. Safe sidewalks: planter strips with shade trees

  32. Safe bikeways: bike lanes on major streets

  33. Safe Crossings

  34. Safe speeds

  35. Safe signal detection & timing

  36. Safe interchanges • No photo available!

  37. Typical interchange

  38. Safe routes to school & transit

  39. DESIGN NEW DEVELOPMENT FOR WALKING AND BIKING

  40. DESIGN NEW DEVELOPMENT TO INCLUDE Connections to transit, schools, shopping & parks Short connected streets Worksite access & amenities Mixed uses close by

  41. Connections to transit, schools, shopping and parks

  42. Short connected streets

  43. Worksite access & amenities

  44. Mixed uses within walking and biking distance

  45. Avoid • Unconnected cul-de-sacs • Gated communities • Streets with more than 4 lanes • Streets that encourage speed

  46. 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

  47. Improve crossings

  48. Reduce speeds

  49. New connections

  50. PUT SOMEONE IN CHARGE • For planning and design • For sidewalk and bikeway maintenance • Right person is important