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  • To improve transit options by extending a light rail line, business owners and residents of the Lower Downtown (LoDo) neighborhood donated $250,000, adding to over $2.5 million in cash contributions from private organizations. This private investment allowed the local transit agency to proceed without needing to wait for additional federal funds, a move that saved time and provided service much quicker. Landowners in the area were willing to raise the money themselves because they expected the additional transit access to add to land value.
  • Complete Streets: Costs Questions Guides Powerpoint 3

    1. 1. 1 Complete Streets: Guide to Answering the Costs Question Companion Presentation, Part 3
    2. 2. 2 Complete Streets can lead to new transportation funding opportunities.
    3. 3. 3 Use with: concerned and supportive transportation professionals, administrators Complete Streets can lead to new transportation funding opportunities.
    4. 4. Survey Says: Getting Out of Traffic 4 Most Americans feel providing more transportation options, not building or expanding roads,will reduce congestion. Future of Transportation National Survey (2010)
    5. 5. Survey Says: Maintain or Increase Funding 5
    6. 6. Voter-Supported Funds: Seattle 6 In 2006, Seattle voters passed a nine-year, $365 million levy for transportation maintenance and improvements. Goals include: • Pave and repair Seattle streets • Improve pedestrian and bicycle safety • Create safe routes to schools • Increase transit speed and reliability
    7. 7. Voter-Supported Funds: Seattle 7 From 2006 to 2011: • Safer walking routes to 25 schools • 3,620 crosswalks remarked • 80 blocks of new sidewalks • 4,000+ new street trees • 130 miles of new bike facilities • 1,159 new pedestrian countdown signals • 150 miles of road newly paved Seattle Department of Transportation
    8. 8. Nashville, Tennessee 8 Mayor Karl Dean’s 2010-2011 transportation budget: $12.5 million dollars for sidewalks $3 million for bikeways $10 million for transit = Almost 60% of local transportation dollars Keith Justin Gallagher
    9. 9. Survey Says: Dallas 9 Would you be willing to accept your drive time taking five more minutes than it does now on city streets if it meant more biking and walking? City of Dallas, Collective Strength INC – Dec 2011
    10. 10. Survey Says: Dallas 10 Do you feel that kids being able to walk or bike to school and adults being able to walk or bike to places to shop and eat would be better for the Dallas economy than it is now? City of Dallas, Collective Strength INC – Dec 2011
    11. 11. Survey Says: New York City 11 • 78% want safe spaces, such as separated bike lanes and pedestrian islands, devoted to bicyclists and pedestrians. • 91% considering safer and more walkable neighborhoods important to their lives in the five boroughs. • 6% drive because they "enjoy" it. • 60% of all residents support bike lanes. • 60% of car owners support bike lanes. Transportation Alternatives, Penn Schoen Berland – Dec 2011
    12. 12. Survey Says: Charlotte, North Carolina 12 Do you believe streets should be designed to accommodate all users including motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users? 2010 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Annual Survey
    13. 13. Survey Says: Minnesota 13 If given $1 to spend on transportation, on average, Minnesotans would spend:
    14. 14. Survey Says: Missouri 14 A majority of Missourians support spending 25% of transportation $ on biking and walking facilities, even if that reduces the total number of projects.
    15. 15. 15 “In a period when every tax dollar must be carefully spent, state policymakers would be wise to require planning that considers more than vehicles in designing roads.” – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial board, December 10, 2010 Seattle DOT
    16. 16. New Funding Sources: Pipestone, Minnesota 16 Small town (pop. 4,317) Complete Streets policy development inspired successful Safe Routes to School application
    17. 17. New Funding Sources: Dubuque, Iowa 17 Complete Streets- based project received: • $5.6m TIGER grant • $150k Iowa Great Places grant
    18. 18. New Sources: Birmingham, Alabama 18 $10 million TIGER grant Terry McCombs
    19. 19. New Sources: New Haven, Connecticut 19 $16 million TIGER grant
    20. 20. New Sources: Santa Monica, California 20 $650,000 through HUD’s Sustainable Communities Challenge grant program
    21. 21. New Sources: Denver, Colorado $2.5 million in private contributions
    22. 22. Funding Resources 22 • MPOs • Surface Transportation Program, CMAQ funds • Federal Transit Administration grants • CDBGs • Main Street programs • City funding strategies (public and private) – Bonds, business districts, TIFs, corporate sponsorship
    23. 23. Funding Sources: New Jersey 23 NJDOT awards an extra point to Local Aid applicants that have adopted a Complete Streets policy. Jazz Guy
    24. 24. Smart Growth America is the only national organization dedicated to researching, advocating for and leading coalitions to bring smart growth practices to more communities nationwide. 1707 L St. NW Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20036 | 202-207-3355