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  • 1. Bicycle and Pedestrian Workshop - Public Sector Texas Trails & Active Transportation Conference Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Charles Riou P.E.TxDOT State Bicycle and Pedestrian CoordinatorHometown½ mile - 1st Breath/Step/PedalCarol Burnet, Oliver North, Henry Cisneros Schedule/Test/TxDOT
  • 2. What’s the best part of your day?
  • 3. Best part of my dayActive Transportation CommuteCommunity connectednessRich life experiencesShoal Creek / Seton“Sunshine”Thank all of you for literally…“looking out for the little guy”
  • 4. TxDOT Bike To Work Day 199350,000+ milesUnlimited smiles
  • 5. Saint Nazaire, France 1948. Age 25“We went camping together often, on our bikes...We made double teeth rakes and went to La Baule”
  • 6. Work Home – 4 milesSaint Nazaire, 1942, Age 19 En route to La Gacilly, 1943, Age 20 La Gacilly, 1944, Age 21“I ran for shelter in the heat of the bombing... “We rode our bikes… If we perceived a light on the road “We had bicycles but could not find any tiresMy hometown had been destroyed 85%.” we hid in brush because only the Germans had cars.” to buy… so we used old air hoses instead.” La Gacilly
  • 7. The Next Greatest Generation
  • 8. A City and it’s River Renewing a Relationship 1957 20101943 1884 1883Georges Seurat: Bathing at Asnières 2010
  • 9. Walls Removing barriers to humanity1920s 1936 1945 1961-1989 1800 Today
  • 10. Active TransportationWhat it is:•  Combining transportation with physical activity (30+ min/day)•  Built Environments - attractive bike/walk mode choices•  Living Simply and Simply “Living”•  Natural for humans•  For EVERYONEWhat it’s not:•  Extreme competitive sport (It’s not a race)•  Unnatural activity
  • 11. Lives & Energy400,000 18 Million
  • 12. Lives U.S. Active DutyFatal work injuries Military Deathsprivate mining industry 2000 7582009 99 2008 1,4412010  172 Defense Manpower Data Center, Statistical Information Analysis Division(Including Upper Big Branch Mine & Deepwater Horizon)NATIONAL CENSUS OF FATAL OCCUPATIONAL INJURIES Year 2005 (CDC)NHTSA Fatalities 2000 2009 Diabetes contributed to deaths of 233,619 JAMA estimates 400,000 / year due to poor diet and physical inactivityMotor Vehicle Occupants 33,451 24,474Motorcyclist 2,897 4,462Pedestrian 4,763 4,092Pedalcyclist 693 630Other/Unknown 141 150Total 41,945 33,808
  • 13. 100 calories powers a cyclist for 3 miles, but a Energy car only 280 feet. exploratorium.edu2011 world oil output est.88 Mbo/dayThrough the Strait of Hormuz est.17 Mbo/day US Energy Information Administration2011 U.S. oil demand18.9 Mbo/day American Petroleum Institute1 quad (1 thousand million million BTUs) = 180 Mboe(< 10 days US oil demand)
  • 14. Health Consult your doctor ...Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be.Theres something wrong with a society that drives a carto workout in a gym. Bill Nye The Science Guy
  • 15. NOLA #10 of 51 Alliance for Biking & Walking 2012 Benchmarking Report
  • 16. Treasure htaindex.org + (+ ) Vs. + Vs. + Quality of life / time / depreciating assets / externalities
  • 17. “Can’t we just build bigger roads?” We cant keep widening our roads, so we have to broaden our thinking Charlotte Urban Street Design Guidelines
  • 18. Space 1.5 to 2.0% of the worlds total land surface devoted to the automobile, mainly for roads and parking lots Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue
  • 19. Walking Pedestrian FHWA/HCM 3.9 ft/s = 8 SFBicycle AASHTO 20 mph (5’ ln + 2’ HC) x 120’ SSD = 840 SFRDM 4R-30 mph (12’ ln + 2’OS + 3’HC) x 200’ SSD = 3,400 SF RDM 4R-70 mph (12’ ln + 30’ HC) x 730’ SSD = 30,660 SF
  • 20. Runaway Cart Video 0.7 ac Walking Pedestrian FHWA/HCM 3.9 ft/s = 8 SF Bicycle AASHTO 20 mph (5’ ln + 2’ HC) x 120’ SSD = 840 SF RDM 4R-30 mph (12’ ln + 2’OS + 3’HC) x 200’ SSD = 3,400 SF RDM 4R-70 mph (12’ ln + 30’ HC) x 730’ SSD = 30,660 SF Football Field (Including end zones) 360’ x 160’ = 57,600 SF
  • 21. 3.45 ac Walking Pedestrian FHWA/HCM 3.9 ft/s = 8 SF Bicycle AASHTO 20 mph (5’ ln + 2’ HC) x 120’ SSD = 840 SF RDM 4R-30 mph (12’ ln + 2’OS + 3’HC) x 200’ SSD = 3,400 SF RDM 4R-70 mph (12’ ln + 30’ HC) x 730’ SSD = 30,660 SF Football Field (Including end zones) 360’ x 160’ = 57,600 SF RDM 5R-100 mph (13’ ln + 100’ HC) x 1310’ SSD = 150,290
  • 22. Space 2.8 ac 0.7 ac 3.45 ac Walking Pedestrian FHWA/HCM 3.9 ft/s = 8 SF…………. Bicycle AASHTO 20 mph (5’ ln + 2’ HC) x 120’ SSD = 840 SF…………. RDM 4R-30 mph (12’ ln + 2’OS + 3’HC) x 200’ SSD = 3,400 SF…………. RDM 4R-70 mph (12’ ln + 30’ HC) x 730’ SSD = 30,660 SF/0.7 ac…………. Austin City Block (to CL street) 350’ x 350’ = 122,500 SF/2.8 ac…………. RDM 5R-100 mph (13’ ln + 100’ HC) x 1310’ SSD = 150,290 SF/3.45 ac.…………
  • 23. The Oprah Scenario (Going nowhere fast) “You get a car… and you get a car…”
  • 24. Our StreetsHuman Scale?State Capitol Complex: 40+ acres dedicated to parkingDead zones are barriers to pedestrian movement Vs.Context SensitiveSame day, Same city, efficient use of urban spaceVertical Mixed Use, attractive, friendlyA place you want to be vs. a place you want to escape
  • 25. Environment•  Air/Water/Noise Pollution•  Habitat loss/fragmentationVs " Increased commitment to and investment in bicycle facilities and walking networks can help meet goals for•  Improved Air/Water/Habitat cleaner, healthier air; less congested roadways; and more livable, safe, cost-efficient communities.” Ray LaHood, United States Secretary of Transportation•  Environmental Stewardship•  Neighborhood/Family Connectedness
  • 26. Equity•  Marginalization of non-drivers "Transportation programs and facilities should accommodate people of all ages and abilities,•  Barrier effects including people too young to drive, people who cannot drive, and people who choose not to drive.“ Ray LaHood, United States Secretary of Transportation•  Lack of mobility options•  Autos required to participate in economic and social activities•  Reduced independence and freedom for disabled, elderly and children
  • 27. All transportation funds eligible TxDOT Wellness Program – Transportation Providers Actively Transporting
  • 28. Build it and they will come Bike/Ped Infrastructure/Policies = Increased Mode Share Walking and bicycling in 68 California cities in 2000. Safety in Numbers More Walking/Bicycling = Greater Safety Jacobsen P L Inj Prev 2003;9:205-209©2003 by BMJ Publishing Group Ltd Ride / Walk / Be Seen/ peripheral vision
  • 29. 2009 trips in US40% < 2 mi. / 87% car27% < 1 mi. / 62% carUS 1960-2009Bike/walk down 66%Obesity up 156%Seniors (65+) most vulnerableWalk 10% trips / 19% fatalitiesBike 6% trips / 10% fatalitiesJobs / $1 million spentBike/Walk…….11-14Highway……………7(Up to $11.80 benefits per $1 invested)
  • 30. The Whole Pie
  • 31. 2011 Texas Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (TMUTCD) http://www.txdot.gov/txdot_library/publications/tmutcd.htm Approved by Transportation Commission in November - Effective Dec. 8, 2011
  • 32. AASHTO Guide for The image cannot be displayed. Your computer may not have enough memory to open the image, or the image may have been corrupted. Restart your computer, and then open the file again. If the red x still appears, you may have to delete the image and then insert it again.Development of Bicycle FacilitiesMajor revision (200+ pages vs. 78)Currently going through ballotingExpected delivery this spring http://design.transportation.org/Documents/DraftBikeGuideFeb2010.pdf
  • 33. Men will spend their health getting wealth,then, gladly pay all they have earned toget health back. Mike Murdock
  • 34. Bicycle and Pedestrian Workshop - Public Sector“Ten in Three” Interactive Session Five Es: Engineering, Education, Encouragement, Enforcement & Evaluation/Planning Research Policies/Plans Case Studies Schedule/TxDOT