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Whose Job is Community Change with Walk / Bike Issues Anyway?. Tom Yahl, AICP Planner City of Ottawa. Existing Assets. Future Land Use Map 2003. Existing Assets. Partners. Property owners and developers Recreation groups Chamber of Commerce; Economic Development

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Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Whose Job is Community Change with Walk / Bike Issues Anyway?

Tom Yahl, AICP

Planner

City of Ottawa





Partners
Partners Anyway?

  • Property owners and developers

  • Recreation groups

  • Chamber of Commerce; Economic Development

  • Health care organizations

  • Educational / School Districts

  • Citizens

  • Other governmental agencies, boards, commissions

  • Everyone!

    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. – Margaret Mead



Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Start Anyway? somewhere…..


Funding mechanism utilized
Funding Mechanism Utilized Anyway?

  • Local Sidewalk Improvement program ????

  • Transportation Enhancements - KDOT

  • Safe Routes to School – KDOT

  • Sunflower Foundation

  • RTCA Program - NPS



Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

KDOT SRTS funded Anyway?project





Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Road Diet Anyway?


Benefits to walk able bike able places
Benefits to Walk-able / Bike-able Places Anyway?

  • Economic Development

  • Transportation

  • Community Engagement

  • Uniqueness

  • HEALTH!


Lessons learned
Lessons Learned Anyway?

  • Avoid hit & miss improvements; develop continuous routes.

  • Get away from straight lines.

  • Routes and locations with good support wins friends, even if not the highest priority.

  • Don’t be afraid to make dramatic changes.

  • Ask for support!!

  • Be patient and keep telling the story.



Whose job is community change with walk bike issues anyway

Questions? Anyway?