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  • Some jurisdictions have adopted more than one policy.Photo: Davis, CA (Dan Burden, Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, Inc.)
  • Some jurisdictions have adopted more than one policy.
  • Foto: Santa Barbara, CA (Dan Burden, Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, Inc.)
  • Our website is home to many resources, including fact sheets, policy tracking and examples, information on changing policy from advocacy to implementation, links to research and publications, and information on federal policy. From our website, you’ll also find our blog and twitter feed, which are great ways to stay up to date on complete streets and transportation issues in general.Image: Jackson, WY (Dan Burden, Walkable and Livable Communities Institute, Inc.)
  • SSC2011_Barbara McCann PPT

    1. 1. Transportation Policy for an Aging Country<br />Barbara McCann<br />Sept. 27, 2011<br />1<br />
    2. 2. Poor pedestrian infrastructure<br />
    3. 3. Subpar public transportation options<br />
    4. 4. Poll: 47% of older adults cannot cross the road closest to their home safely<br />Policy Analysis: Complete Streets Policies need to do more to address needs of older travelers<br />Survey: 2/3rds of planners/engineers have not begun planning for age wave<br />Experts: Three planning & design principlesfor older road users<br />2009: Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America<br />
    5. 5. <ul><li>Slow Down</li></ul>Allow drivers and pedestrians enough time to prepare for and execute changes<br />Planning & Design Principlesfor Older Adults <br /><ul><li>Make it Easy
    6. 6. Make the physical layout of the system easy to maneuver for drivers and pedestrians
    7. 7. Enjoy the View
    8. 8. Make it easy for drivers and pedestrians to notice, read, understand, and respond to visual cues </li></ul>5<br />
    9. 9. Rockville Pike <br />Pre-policy<br />
    10. 10. Rockville Pike <br />post-Complete Streets policy<br />
    11. 11.
    12. 12. What is a Complete Streets policy?<br />A complete streets policy ensures that the entire right of way is planned, designed & operated to provide safe access for all users.<br />
    13. 13. Complete Streets policies ensure existing funds are used differently: every project creates better streets: now.<br />
    14. 14. New York Complete Streets Week Safety Audit<br />
    15. 15. NY Complete Streets Week Safety Audits<br /> April 26, 2010<br />
    16. 16. To achieve a cleaner, greener transportation system the transportation plans of New York state should consider the needs of all users of our roadways including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation riders, motorists and citizens of all ages and abilities, including children, the elderly and the disabled…<br />New York Complete Streets Law<br />
    17. 17. To achieve a cleaner, greener transportation system the transportation plans of New York state should consider the needs of all users of our roadways including pedestrians, bicyclists, public transportation riders, motorists and citizens of all ages and abilities, including children, the elderly and the disabled…<br />New York Complete Streets Law<br />
    18. 18. Therefore, it shall be the policy of the state to consider people of all ages and abilities and all appropriate forms of transportation when planning roadway projects.<br />New York Complete Streets Law<br />
    19. 19. <ul><li>Requires inclusion CS elements in construction, reconstruction, rehab (excludes maintenance, & resurfacing)
    20. 20. Exceptions: no users, disproportionate costs, lack of need, safety
    21. 21. Report required in two years with full stakeholder involvement </li></ul>New York Complete Streets Law<br />
    22. 22. <ul><li>Hawaii
    23. 23. Louisiana
    24. 24. Puerto Rico
    25. 25. New York
    26. 26. Vermont
    27. 27. Connecticut
    28. 28. Michigan</li></ul>Complete Streets and AARP<br />
    29. 29. Policy adoption accelerates<br />
    30. 30. Complete Streets Policies<br />
    31. 31. Complete Streets Policies<br />US Localities with Policies: 254<br />State level policies: 27<br />20<br />As of 01/15/10<br />
    32. 32. Policy Analysis 2010<br /><ul><li>Over 200 policies analyzed
    33. 33. Rankings organized by jurisdiction and policy type
    34. 34. Weighted scores on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high)
    35. 35. Importance of elements is weighted</li></li></ul><li>Where It’s Happening<br />22<br />As of 05/18/11<br />n=249<br />
    36. 36. All Sizes of Communities<br />
    37. 37. Types of Policy<br />24<br />As of 05/18/11<br />n=266<br />
    38. 38. Some Overall Best Policies:<br />
    39. 39. Complete Streets Policies<br />
    40. 40. Complete Streets policies <br />
    41. 41. "Our population is maturing. Fuel costs are unstable and rising. Residents are demanding more opportunities for biking and walking. Many businesses are seeking walkable and transit-friendly environments attractive to young professionals,"<br />MORPC, Columbus, Ohio<br />
    42. 42. "Successful communities today and in the future are addressing these trends through the principles of Complete Streets and Lifelong Communities at the same time as they are rebuilding their infrastructure. Rebuilding communities with these principles in mind makes them attractive to the young, the old, families, singles, and current and new residents and employers.“ <br />- Chester Jourdan, Executive Director, MORPC<br />MORPC, Columbus, Ohio<br />
    43. 43. Columbus Ohio MPO (MORPC)<br />Project Checklist<br />
    44. 44. From Policy to Practice<br />An effective policy should prompt the transportation agency to:<br />restructure procedures, policies, and programs<br />offer training opportunities to planners and engineers<br />rewrite design manuals or standards<br />create new performance measures<br />31<br />
    45. 45. Implementation Assessment<br />New survey tool in beta testing:<br />For use in interviews<br />For self-administration<br />Eventually we’ll rank communities by their Complete Streets Actions<br />
    46. 46. ¿Qué son Calles Completas?<br />33<br />Calles completas son seguras, cómodas y convenientes en que viajar para todos, no importa la edad o habilidad – conductores, peatones, ciclistas y usuarios de transporte público. <br />
    47. 47. National Complete Streets Coalition<br />AARP<br />Active Living by Design<br />Alliance for Biking and Walking<br />America Bikes<br />America Walks<br />American Council of the Blind<br />American Planning Association<br />American Public Transportation Association<br />American Society of Landscape Architects<br />Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals<br />City of Boulder, Colorado<br />Institute of Transportation Engineers<br />League of American Bicyclists<br />National Association of Area Agencies on Aging<br />National Association of City Transportation Officials<br />National Association of REALTORS<br />Ryan Snyder Associates<br />Safe Routes to School National Partnership<br />Smart Growth America<br />SvR Design Company<br />34<br />Steering Committee<br />
    48. 48. National Complete Streets Coalition<br />Silver<br /><ul><li>Alta Planning + Design
    49. 49. Fehr & Peers
    50. 50. Freese & Nichols, Inc.
    51. 51. Gresham, Smith, and Partners
    52. 52. Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
    53. 53. Kimley-Horn and Associates
    54. 54. Local Initiatives Support Coalition
    55. 55. MIG, Inc.
    56. 56. Toole Design Group
    57. 57. TY Lin International
    58. 58. Whitman, Requardt & Associates</li></ul>Partners<br />Platinum<br /><ul><li>SvR Design Company
    59. 59. Parsons Corporation
    60. 60. Ryan Snyder Associates
    61. 61. SRAM Corporation</li></ul>Gold<br /><ul><li>Designing Streets for People</li></ul>35<br />
    62. 62. For more information<br />36<br /><ul><li>Fact sheets, photos, brochures
    63. 63. Information on changing policy
    64. 64. Policy tracking & examples
    65. 65. Complete Streets blog and monthly newsletter
    66. 66. Links to research & publications</li></ul><br />
    67. 67. An award-winning policy<br />Policies and Regulations category:<br />Charlotte Urban Street Design Guidelines<br />
    68. 68. After<br />The road diet<br />Before<br />East Boulevard, Charlotte NC<br />
    69. 69. Charlotte is transforming:<br />39<br />