Ct bike walk summit 2013   kevin sullivan
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×
 

Ct bike walk summit 2013 kevin sullivan

on

  • 206 views

Bike Walk CT held its summit at Yale on April 27, 2013. Topics covered included: ...

Bike Walk CT held its summit at Yale on April 27, 2013. Topics covered included:
- Bike Friendly America
- Attacking the Application Process for Bike Friendly Communities, Businesses and Universities
- Complete Streets Engineering
- How to Get Your Project Funded
- The Third Mode: Towards a Green Society
- What’s Going on in Connecticut

Statistics

Views

Total Views
206
Views on SlideShare
206
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
0
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

Ct bike walk summit 2013   kevin sullivan Ct bike walk summit 2013 kevin sullivan Presentation Transcript

  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy andEnvironmental ProtectionBicycle Friendly Business Award RecapApril 27, 2013
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection• It’s not just about getting an award…
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection• It’s about using the award as a tool
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionCovered Bike Parking
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionEmployee Showers
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionLoaner Bikes
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionDiscover Hartford Bike Tour
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionDiscover Hartford Bike Tour
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionBike to Work 2012
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionBike to Work Meet-Up
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionBike to Work 2011
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection• We’re already pretty bike friendly, so whyseek an award?
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection• An award would give us a tool toinspire others to become morebike friendly
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionWhat do we need to do to get there?• We lack consistency and planning• Cycling efforts are virtually all volunteer-basedand not a recognized part of the agency• Wider audience
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionEnter the DEEP Green Team
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection• Long standing committee– Includes non-cyclist sysmpathizers!• Meets and plans regularly• Legitimate part of the Pollution PreventionOffice at DEEP
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionIs Kevin Taking Too Long???• Then tell him to skip the next 8 slides or so…
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionGreen Team Successes– Energy and water use reduction– Increased Recycling– Environmentally preferred purchasing andcontracting– Promoting use of alternative transportation
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionNo more wastebaskets
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionMini-bins!
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionGreen Team Outreach Initiative• Getting Municipalities and Other StateAgencies to start their own Green Teams– Energy and water use reduction– Increased Recycling– Environmentally preferred purchasing andcontracting– Using alternative transportation– Becoming bike friendly
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionWhat do we need to do to get there?• Look at the guide on the BFAwebpages to see how you stack up
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection• What we needed:– More education and– More encouragement• Monthly Green Team meetings to plan andimplement and enlist wider support
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionMonthly Bike Rides (June – Sept.)
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionGreen Team Events• Commuter Fairs• Lunch N Learns• Repair Clinics• (all at least annually)
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionBFB Award 2012
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection• Commissioner’s State AgencyChallenge• Bike to Work Day 2013• (Commissioner’s Award to the State agencywith the best participation)
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionThe Result:• 10 new agencies signed up to date• Including DOT, DMV and DECD• Used Green Team contacts• Continue to use Green Team for planning
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionIn Summary…• How did DEEP get its BFB award?– Collaboration with Green Team– Added education and encouragement efforts• Why seek an award?– Encourage others to become bike friendly, too!
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionHappiness is …Commissioner Esty’s bike in the DEEPparking garage, Bike to Work Day 2011
  • Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionConnecticut Department of Energy and Environmental ProtectionQuestions?Contact info:• Kevin Sullivan kevin.t.sullivan@ct.gov• 860-424-3275