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Stn Session Denver 01tk

  1. 1. Why we need Sustainable Transportation Networks… …and how to implement them CNU 17 Denver June 13, 2009
  2. 2. Why do we need Sustainable Transportation Networks?
  3. 3. Why do we need Sustainable Transportation Networks? Because… they create the basis for and support livable urban environments and sustainable forms of transportation.
  4. 4. What we want – Key New Urbanist Goals  Compact Urban Form  Pedestrian-oriented Public Realm  Balanced Transportation for all Modes  Diverse and Balanced Land Use Patterns  Walkable Centers and Neighborhoods  Focused and Resource Conscious Growth  Respectful Integration into Natural Systems
  5. 5. What we got – A Network in Crisis  Since 1980 VMT outpaced population growth by 3:1  Congestion • 4.2 billion lost hours • 2.9 billion gallons of wasted fuel • Amounting to a $78 billion annual drain  Transportation accounts for 33% of green house gases  With strained budgets it is becoming cost prohibitive to mitigate through adding capacity  Ignores the network function of local streets  Poorly accommodates trips by non-vehicular modes  Transit accommodation is often just an afterthought  Is not supportive of New Urbanist goals
  6. 6. What we want Urban Advantage US29H250 Project – Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia Alternative Future with Potential “Full” Network
  7. 7. What we got Urban Advantage US29H250 Project – Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia Hydraulic Road - Existing Conditions
  8. 8. What we want Urban Advantage US29H250 Project – Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia Alternative Future with Potential “Full” Network
  9. 9. What we got Urban Advantage US29H250 Project – Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia US 29 - Existing Conditions
  10. 10. What we go – A Poor Network Lack of a complete network concentrates all traffic on US29 – Regional through – Regional commute – Local commute – Local shopping and – Local within the area Existing Street “Network” US29H250 Project – Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia
  11. 11. What we need – A better Network  A Network of multimodal, low speed streets for local service  Allows US 29 to serve longer regional trips Initial Street Network US29H250 Project – Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia
  12. 12. What we need – A better Network  Potential for a finer grain network of streets  Support transition from T-3: Suburban to T-5: Urban Center Potential Future Street Network US29H250 Project – Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia
  13. 13. Only with Robust Networks will get from here: Urban Advantage US29H250 Project – Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia
  14. 14. To here: Urban Advantage US29H250 Project – Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia
  15. 15. Only with Robust Networks will get from here: Urban Advantage US29H250 Project – Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia
  16. 16. To here: Urban Advantage US29H250 Project – Charlottesville & Albemarle County, Virginia
  17. 17. What we need  System-based (vs. facility-based) application of CSS: Smart Growth Conventional Planning
  18. 18. Why we need Sustainable Transportation Networks  To supports a drastic reduction of VMT through increased mode choice  To Bring to the regional scale successful New Urbanist concepts
  19. 19. Today’s Session • Network and Transit (William Lieberman) • Network and Safety (Wes Marshall) • Network Performance Measures (Jeffrey Tumlin) • Network and Emergency Response (Danny Pleasant) • Virginia’s Secondary Street Legislation (Nick Donohue) Each Presentation followed by brief Q & A • Panel Discussion with Audience Participation • Recent CNU Efforts with Policy Makers • Continue Discussion at Saturday Network Salon
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