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Become a community

  1. 1. Becoming a Road RespectCommunity
  2. 2. WHAT IS ROAD RESPECT?
  3. 3. Road RespectA program to encourage respectbetween drivers and bicyclistson Utah’s roads
  4. 4. WHAT IS A ROAD RESPECTCOMMUNITY?
  5. 5. Road Respect Communities…are taking action to supportthe Road Respect message byevaluating, planning and developingbicycle programs and infrastructurethat will Improve their communitiesand help to builda statewide active transportation system
  6. 6. BENEFITS OF BECOMING A ROADRESPECT COMMUNITY
  7. 7. BENEFITS OF BECOMING AROAD RESPECT COMMUNITYReducedTrafficCongestionImprovedAir QualityPhysicalActivityIncreasedTourismHighQuality ofLife
  8. 8. ROAD RESPECT COMMUNITYLEVELS AND REQUIREMENTS
  9. 9. LEVEL 1- ACTIVATEIdentify Community champion(s) Health, community, and economic benefits associated withhaving a bicycle plan Existing bicycle infrastructure conditions and safety issuesDevelop A kid’s bicycle safety program Bicycle planning efforts and identify connectivity gaps Evaluation criteria including Health Impact AssessmentguidelinesCollaborate With local law enforcement to begin to incorporate bicyclesafety and enforcement into their program
  10. 10. LEVEL 2- ASCENDInitiate A community bicycle ride “Share the road” dialogue between drivers and cyclists A formal local law enforcement bicycle safety program Involvement of bicycle advocacy groups/individuals in planningeffortsDevelop A bicycle plan that identifies potential solutions including fillingin system gaps and / or connecting to existing systemsEvaluate The current bicycle plan, using the criteria identified in Level 1including a Health Impact Assessment
  11. 11. LEVEL 3- PEAKPromote The bicycle safety and education program for schools Adopt and implement the bicycle plan Economic benefits of bicycling and plan bicycle amenities withhelp from local businessesDevelop A Road Respect Bicycle Ambassador program for yourcommunity A bicycle committee A bicycle safety campaign promoting respect between driversand bicyclistsEvaluate And maintain the bicycle safety enforcement program for locallaw enforcement The bicycle plan using Level 1 criteria and complete the HealthImpact Assessment
  12. 12. BEYOND PEAK LEVEL…Apply for American League of Bicycle’sBicycle Friendly Community Status
  13. 13. ROAD RESPECT COMMUNITY PLANNINGRESOURCES & OPPORTUNITIES
  14. 14. Consultation and PlanningOngoing consultation with a Road Respect representativeto determine RR level and next steps• Assistance in developing a bicycle plan On-site evaluations Group discussions focusing on improving interactionsbetween bicyclists and drivers Road Respect planning workshop• Assistance in developing bicycle programs Bicycle safety programs Law enforcement programs Bicycle safety campaign
  15. 15. Promotional Opportunities• Featured on the Road Respect Tour Events Forums Out & back rides State and local publicity• Highlighted on UDOTs State Bike Maps Link to Community Website to promote tourism andbicycle program Opportunity to choose a local bicycle route to be featuredon the UDOT Bike Maps
  16. 16. ROAD RESPECT TOUR 2013
  17. 17. SOUTHERN UTAH TOURMAY 29 – JUNE 1• Wednesday, May 29: IRON COUNTY Community Forum Out & Back Rides• Thursday, May 30: KANAB Ride from Brian Head to Kanab Community Forum• Friday, May 31: WASHINGTON COUNTY Ride from Springdale to St. George, Community Ride in St. George Springdale Event – Road Respect Community St. George Event – Road Respect Community• Saturday, June 1: PARAWON Ride the GAP Ride – combine with large organized ride.
  18. 18. WASATCH FRONT TOURJUNE 13 – JUNE 15• Thursday, 6/13: Morning Media Event & Frontrunner Ride toProvo• Thursday, 6/13: PROVO Ride Community celebration• Friday, 6/14: SALT LAKE COUNTY / SALT LAKE CITY Morning ride Commuter rides Law enforcement training Bike Fest• Saturday, 6/15: OGDEN / WEBER COUNTY Rides Event
  19. 19. ROAD RESPECT SPONSORS
  20. 20. ROAD RESPECT COMMUNITYLEVELSLevel 1 - Activate• Identify• Community champion(s)• Health, community, andeconomic benefits associatedwith having a bicycle plan• Existing conditions of bicycleinfrastructure and safety issues• Develop• A kid’s bicycle safety program• Bicycle planning efforts andidentify connectivity gaps• Evaluation criteria includingHealth Impact Assessmentguidelines• Collaborate• With local law enforcement tobegin incorporation of bicyclesafety and enforcement into theirprogramLevel 2 – Ascend• Initiate• A community ride• “Share the road” dialoguebetween drivers and cyclists• A formal local law enforcementbicycle safety and enforcementprogram• Involvement of bicycle advocacygroups/individual in planningefforts• Develop• A bicycle plan that identifiespotential solutions includingfilling in the gaps and / orcompleting connections to theexisting systems• Evaluate• The current bicycle plan, usingthe criteria identified in Level 1including a Health ImpactAssessmentLevel 3 – Peak• Promote• The bicycle safety and educationprogram for schools• And adopt a bicycle plan and itsimplementation• Economic benefits of biking andplan for bicycle amenities withassistance from local businesses• Develop• A Road Respect bicycleAmbassador program for yourcommunity• A bicycle committee• A bicycle safety campaignpromoting respect betweendrivers and bicyclists• Evaluate• And maintain the bicycle safetyenforcement program for locallaw enforcement• The bicycle plan using Level 1criteria and include a HealthImpact Assessment• Apply for American League ofBicycle’s, Bicycle FriendlyCommunity Status
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