La Crosse Bike Summit Mar2010 Final

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La Crosse Bike Summit Mar2010 Final

  1. 1. OUR GREATEST OPPORTUNITY
  2. 2. 4 TRENDS
  3. 3. Traffic CONGESTION 1 . In 2003, traffic congestion delayed people 7 billion hours worldwide and wasted Five Billion gallons of fuel.
  4. 4. URBANIZATION For the first time in human history, more people are living in cities than in the rural areas. 2 .
  5. 5. ENVIRONMENT Vehicles contribute to an estimated 60-70% of urban air pollution. 60% of the pollution created by car emissions happens in the first few minutes of operation. 3 .
  6. 6. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 4 . Average Weight 1960 2002 Difference Kids 6-11 63 lbs 74 lbs +11 lbs Men over 20 167 lbs 191 lbs +24 lbs Women over 20 139 lbs 163 lbs +24 lbs
  7. 7. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 1985 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2006 No Data <10% 10%–14%
  8. 8. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 1987 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2006 No Data <10% 10%–14%
  9. 9. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 1989 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2006 No Data <10% 10%–14%
  10. 10. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 1991 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2006 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19%
  11. 11. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 1993 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2006 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19%
  12. 12. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 1995 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2006 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19%
  13. 13. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 1997 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2006 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% ≥20%
  14. 14. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 1999 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2006 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% ≥20%
  15. 15. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 2001 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2006 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% ≥25%
  16. 16. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 2003 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2006 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% ≥25%
  17. 17. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 2005 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2006 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30%
  18. 18. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 2006 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2006 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30%
  19. 19. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 2007 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2007 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30%
  20. 20. THE WORLD IS GETTING FAT 2008 OBESITY TRENDS IN US ADULTS 1985 - 2008 No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30%
  21. 21. What solution will address these problems?
  22. 22. Creating a BICYCLE FRIENDLY WORLD OUR GREATEST OPPORTUNITY
  23. 23. The Bicycle Friendly World ALREADY EXISTS: The Netherlands 25% of the Population Commutes by Bike London Bike Commuters Avoid Congestion Charges Boulder, CO 21% of the Population Commutes by Bike Portland, OR Congressman Blumenauer’s Bike Commuter Act
  24. 24. The U.S. Needs to CATCH UP
  25. 25. 4 GREAT WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
  26. 26. Ride your bike, especially for trips under two miles. 1
  27. 27. Have a plan 2
  28. 28. Get Organized 3 Have a plan for the State, the City and your business. Share the plan – if no one knows about the plan, it’s not a good plan!
  29. 29. Show Up and Ask 4 The World is run by those who show up.
  30. 30. WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS
  31. 31. 5. Bicycle Friendly Communities 2003
  32. 32. 5. Bicycle Friendly Communities 2004
  33. 33. 5. Bicycle Friendly Communities 2005
  34. 34. 5. Bicycle Friendly Communities 2006
  35. 35. 5. Bicycle Friendly Communities 2007
  36. 36. 5. Bicycle Friendly Communities 2008
  37. 37. 5. Bicycle Friendly Communities 2009
  38. 38. 5. Bicycle Friendly Communities 2003
  39. 39. 5. Bicycle Friendly Communities 2009
  40. 40. Ray LaHood U.S. Secretary of Transportation
  41. 41. “ Bike projects are relatively fast and inexpensive to build and are environmentally sustainable; they reduce travel costs, dramatically improve safety and public health, and reconnect citizens with their communities.” Ray LaHood U.S. Secretary of Transportation
  42. 42. <ul><li>“ To set this approach in motion, we have formulated key recommendations for state DOTs and communities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Treat walking and bicycling as equals with other transportation modes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go beyond minimum design standards. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collect data on walking and biking trips. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set a mode share target for walking and bicycling. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now this is a start, but it’s an important start. These initial steps forward will help us move forward even further.” </li></ul>Ray LaHood U.S. Secretary of Transportation
  43. 43. Copenhagen
  44. 44. Ride the Drive, Madison
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  46. 46. A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. — Margaret Mead

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