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Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD

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Ben Welle, EMBARQ's Assistant Director for Health and Road Safety, presented on the role of transit-oriented development in making communities safer, healthier, and more active. Presentation from …

Ben Welle, EMBARQ's Assistant Director for Health and Road Safety, presented on the role of transit-oriented development in making communities safer, healthier, and more active. Presentation from EMBARQ Turkey's Livable Cities Symposium on November 20, 2013.

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  • 1. Ben Welle Senior Associate Urban & Transport Planner May 7, 2013 - Washington, DC
  • 2. Urban millennium Over 50% in 2007 30% in 1950 14% in 1900 The Global Population 3% in 1800
  • 3. Citizens are getting less daily activity and more obese – around the world Source: Designed to Move
  • 4. Sustainable Urban Transport And Development Can Save Lives Avoid Shift Improve
  • 5. Who is using the city and how can they be safe and active? Elderly & disabled The Poor Children Commuters Customers Citizens Visitors Men & Women
  • 6. Reduce speeds • 90% of pedestrians survive when a car hits at 35km/h • 75% of pedestrians survive when a car hits at 45 km/h • 80% reduction in serious injuries after 40 km/h speed zone
  • 7. HEALTH & ROAD SAFETY Road Safety Audits • Intersection in Brazil Recommended redesign from a road safety audit
  • 8. URBAN DEVELOPMENT Transit Oriented Development Increased transit use, walking and biking More destinations closer to transit Lower car use Lower speeds Residents are safer and more physically active
  • 9. Cheonggyecheon River, Seuol, South Korea
  • 10. Urban renewal project Cheonggyecheon River, Seoul, South Korea
  • 11. Ben Welle EMBARQ +1.202.729.7729 bwelle@wri.org