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  • This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons license permitting non-commercial use with attribution. Any of these conditions may be waived with permission. For-profit organizations wishing to use this presentation should contact us at bmccann@completestreets.org or 202-234-2745. For more information about this license, please visit: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/
  • 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.)

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  • Transportation Policy for an Aging Country
    Barbara McCann
    Sept. 27, 2011
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  • Poor pedestrian infrastructure
  • Subpar public transportation options
  • Poll: 47% of older adults cannot cross the road closest to their home safely
    Policy Analysis: Complete Streets Policies need to do more to address needs of older travelers
    Survey: 2/3rds of planners/engineers have not begun planning for age wave
    Experts: Three planning & design principlesfor older road users
    2009: Planning Complete Streets for an Aging America
    • Slow Down
    Allow drivers and pedestrians enough time to prepare for and execute changes
    Planning & Design Principlesfor Older Adults
    • Make it Easy
    • Make the physical layout of the system easy to maneuver for drivers and pedestrians
    • Enjoy the View
    • Make it easy for drivers and pedestrians to notice, read, understand, and respond to visual cues
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  • Rockville Pike
    Pre-policy
  • Rockville Pike
    post-Complete Streets policy
  • What is a Complete Streets policy?
    A complete streets policy ensures that the entire right of way is planned, designed & operated to provide safe access for all users.
  • Complete Streets policies ensure existing funds are used differently: every project creates better streets: now.
  • New York Complete Streets Week Safety Audit
  • NY Complete Streets Week Safety Audits
    April 26, 2010
  • 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…
    New York Complete Streets Law
  • 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…
    New York Complete Streets Law
  • 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.
    New York Complete Streets Law
    • Requires inclusion CS elements in construction, reconstruction, rehab (excludes maintenance, & resurfacing)
    • Exceptions: no users, disproportionate costs, lack of need, safety
    • Report required in two years with full stakeholder involvement
    New York Complete Streets Law
    • Hawaii
    • Louisiana
    • Puerto Rico
    • New York
    • Vermont
    • Connecticut
    • Michigan
    Complete Streets and AARP
  • Policy adoption accelerates
  • Complete Streets Policies
  • Complete Streets Policies
    US Localities with Policies: 254
    State level policies: 27
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    As of 01/15/10
  • Policy Analysis 2010
    • Over 200 policies analyzed
    • Rankings organized by jurisdiction and policy type
    • Weighted scores on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high)
    • Importance of elements is weighted
  • Where It’s Happening
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    As of 05/18/11
    n=249
  • All Sizes of Communities
  • Types of Policy
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    As of 05/18/11
    n=266
  • Some Overall Best Policies:
  • Complete Streets Policies
  • Complete Streets policies
  • "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,"
    MORPC, Columbus, Ohio
  • "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.“
    - Chester Jourdan, Executive Director, MORPC
    MORPC, Columbus, Ohio
  • Columbus Ohio MPO (MORPC)
    Project Checklist
  • From Policy to Practice
    An effective policy should prompt the transportation agency to:
    restructure procedures, policies, and programs
    offer training opportunities to planners and engineers
    rewrite design manuals or standards
    create new performance measures
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  • Implementation Assessment
    New survey tool in beta testing:
    For use in interviews
    For self-administration
    Eventually we’ll rank communities by their Complete Streets Actions
  • ¿Qué son Calles Completas?
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    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.
  • National Complete Streets Coalition
    AARP
    Active Living by Design
    Alliance for Biking and Walking
    America Bikes
    America Walks
    American Council of the Blind
    American Planning Association
    American Public Transportation Association
    American Society of Landscape Architects
    Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals
    City of Boulder, Colorado
    Institute of Transportation Engineers
    League of American Bicyclists
    National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
    National Association of City Transportation Officials
    National Association of REALTORS
    Ryan Snyder Associates
    Safe Routes to School National Partnership
    Smart Growth America
    SvR Design Company
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    Steering Committee
  • National Complete Streets Coalition
    Silver
    • Alta Planning + Design
    • Fehr & Peers
    • Freese & Nichols, Inc.
    • Gresham, Smith, and Partners
    • Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson
    • Kimley-Horn and Associates
    • Local Initiatives Support Coalition
    • MIG, Inc.
    • Toole Design Group
    • TY Lin International
    • Whitman, Requardt & Associates
    Partners
    Platinum
    • SvR Design Company
    • Parsons Corporation
    • Ryan Snyder Associates
    • SRAM Corporation
    Gold
    • Designing Streets for People
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  • For more information
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    • Fact sheets, photos, brochures
    • Information on changing policy
    • Policy tracking & examples
    • Complete Streets blog and monthly newsletter
    • Links to research & publications
    www.completestreets.org
  • An award-winning policy
    Policies and Regulations category:
    Charlotte Urban Street Design Guidelines
  • After
    The road diet
    Before
    East Boulevard, Charlotte NC
  • Charlotte is transforming:
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