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  • Easy access to transit can increase the rates of healthy physical activity. Nearly one-third of transit users meet the Surgeon General’s recommendations for minimum daily exercise through their daily travels.
  • Investment in Complete Streets means some people will choose not to drive as often, making the roads safer and more convenient for those who choose to continue driving.

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  • 1 Complete Streets: Guide to Answering the Costs Question Companion Presentation, Part 4
  • 2 Complete Streets add lasting value.
  • 3 Use with: general public, elected officials, receptive transportation professionals Complete Streets add lasting value.
  • Health: Walkability and Obesity 4 Residents of walkable areas: • More physically active • Less likely to be be overweight or obese Kenneth Spencer
  • Health: Safe Streets & Women’s Health 5 Only ¼ women ages 40-60 meet national guidance for recommended physical activity. Safe neighborhoods with sidewalks and near destinations = women are more likely to walk, run, bike Doc Searls William Feldman
  • Health: Transit Users One third of regular transit users meet the minimum daily requirement for physical activity during their commute. Michal Ronkin
  • Health: Communities of Color 7 Where infrastructure has fallen into disrepair or was never there, simple changes such as easily accessible paths to destinations = more physically active African-American neighborhoods Dan Burden
  • County Health Rankings 8 http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/
  • Safer Streets: Seattle 9 Seattle DOT Seattle DOT
  • Safer Streets: Orlando, Florida 10 Road diet reduced the frequency of crashes involving injuries from 1 every 9 days to 1 every 30 days City of Orlando
  • Safer Streets: Vancouver, Washington 11 Road diet on Fourth Plain Blvd: •Vehicle collisions dropped 52% •Pedestrian crashes dropped to 0 City of Vancouver, WA
  • Economic Vitality: Revenue, Jobs 12 • Vermont: 1,400 jobs, $41 million in wages, and $81 million in revenue. • Wisconsin: $556 million from the bicycle industry. • Iowa: Bike commuters  $52m in indirect and direct benefits.
  • Economic Vitality: Job Creation 13 Walk, bike, and transit projects = more jobs than auto-only projects
  • Economic Vitality: Lancaster, California 14 $10m investment in ‘rambla’, new lighting, landscaping, and trees = $125m private investment, 40 new businesses, 800 new jobs, 26%  in sales tax revenue City of Lancaster, CA
  • Economic Vitality: San Diego 15 La Jolla Boulevard’s improvements helped generate 20% more sales across 95 area businesses. Dan Burden
  • Economic Vitality: Property Value 16 Walkability adds to commercial and residential real estate value. Dan Burden
  • 17 “Communities that invest in bike ways and good sidewalks also attract a creative class of professionals who bring additional vitality and economic growth to communities.” – Jeffery Tumlin, principal, Nelson/Nelson Dan Burden
  • Traffic Management: Portland, Oregon 18 20,000 22,500 25,000 27,500 30,000 32,500 35,000 37,500 40,000 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Year Total # of Vehicles Automobiles 1991-2008: 1% increase in auto volumes Increases in mobility borne by bicycle traffic Hawthorne Bridge
  • Traffic Management: Portland, Oregon 19 20,000 22,500 25,000 27,500 30,000 32,500 35,000 37,500 40,000 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Year Total # of Vehicles Hawthorne Bridge
  • Traffic Management: Boulder, Colorado 20 Twenty years of consistent investment: • SOV trips  7% since 1990 • Bicycle commuting is ~20x nat’l average • Transit use is 2x nat’l average • Walk trips are 3x nat’l average Dan Burden
  • Traffic Management: Vancouver, British Columbia 21 Reallocated 1 lane on Burrard Bridge +200,000 bicycle trips, no significant impact on autos City of Vancouver, BC
  • User Fees: National 22 Only 1/2 of a road’s cost is paid by user fees. U.S. PIRG
  • User Fees: Seattle 23 12% 4% 23% 2% 18% 12% 29% General Fund Gas Tax Debt Cumulative Reserve Fund Bridging the Gap Reimbursables
  • User Fees: Boulder, Colorado 24 Just 11%of transportation budget is from the state highway user’s tax. Dan Burden
  • User Fees: Complete Streets Better for Drivers Some people will choose not to drive = roads are safer and more convenient for drivers
  • Smart Growth America is the only national organization dedicated to researching, atingfor and leading coalitions to bring smart growth practices to more communities nationwide. www.smartgrowthamerica.org 1707 L St. NW Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20036 | 202-207-3355