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Tim Jackson, director of transportation planning and advocacy at AECOM, shares his thoughts during the "Quality of LIfe" panel at the 2012 Charlotte Charlotte Transportation Summit.

Tim Jackson, director of transportation planning and advocacy at AECOM, shares his thoughts during the "Quality of LIfe" panel at the 2012 Charlotte Charlotte Transportation Summit.

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    Transportation and Quality of Life Transportation and Quality of Life Presentation Transcript

    • TransportationandQuality of LifeThoughts for Charlotte ChamberApril 13, 2012Tim Jackson P.E., AICPAECOM
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    • The advent of the highway system . . .
    • Bone Structure
    • Abercorn Street Savannah
    • Form Follows Network32 Miles of streets26 Miles of streets20 Miles of streets10 Miles of streets 9 Miles of streets
    • Abercorn Street: Landmark Historic District 32.58 Miles of Streets10,000Sq.Ft perAcre(FootprintDensity)
    • Abercorn Street: Historic District26.51 Milesof Streets8,600 Sq.Ftper Acre(FootprintDensity)
    • Abercorn Street: Historic Neighborhoods20.07Miles ofStreets7,200Sq.Ft perAcre(FootprintDensity)
    • Abercorn Street: Suburban Pattern10.76Miles ofStreets6,200 Sq.Ftper Acre(FootprintDensity)
    • Abercorn Street: Retail Mall District7.63 Milesof Streets 6,700 Sq.Ft per Acre (Footprint Density)
    • Abercorn Street: Big Box Retail with Suburban Residential9.4MilesofStreets 5,500 Sq.Ft per Acre (Footprint Density)
    • Seconds VEHICLE SPEED Large Gain LIVABILITY
    • Added travel time: 30-50 seconds • Wider sidewalksSeconds • Street trees • Bicycle Friendly VEHICLE SPEED • Safer, slower • Better access • Accommodates Transit • Emergency vehicles • Deliveries • Business Friendly Large Gain LIVABILITY
    • More More Lanes PavementConventional Approach More Roads More Cars System Management ITS More Efficiency
    • More Roads More Lanes Management Transit System Bicycling ITS Walking HOV/HOT Lanes More User View and Comfort MorePavement Efficiency Context-Sensitive Design Traffic Calming Personal Security Intensify land use densities Promote Mixed Use Development Conventional Approach More Cars Pedestrian Oriented Design Demand Management – Pricing, e-commerce, telecommuting, etc… Manage, Not “Solve” Lane Limits Change Standards Lateral Approach
    • Household Expenditures Education 2.1% Misc. 8.2% Apparel & Services 4.8% Entertainment 5.0% Shelter 19% Shelter 19 Transportation 17.9 Food 13.7 Insurance & Pensions 9.6 Other Household 7.5 Health Care 5.4% Utilities 6.8 Health Care 5.4 Entertainment 5 Apparel & Services 4.8 Education Miscellaneous 2.1 8.2 Transportation Utilities Total 6.8% 100 17.9% Other Household 7.5% Food 13.7% Insurance & Pensions 9.6%Source: Surface Transportation Policy Project: Driven to Spend – The Impact of Sprawl on Transportation Expenditure
    • Balanced transportation systems require less resourcesSource: Surface Transportation Policy Project: Driven to Spend – The Impact of Sprawl on Transportation Expenditure
    • Chattanooga Riverfront Parkway Looking From Walnut Street Bridge to Market Street Bridge
    • Riverfront Parkway –Traffic FlowTennessee River
    • Chattanooga Riverfront Parkway Looking From Walnut Street Bridge to Market Street Bridge
    • Chattanooga Riverfront Parkway Looking From Walnut Street Bridge to Market Street Bridge
    • Chattanooga, TN – Riverfront Parkway 2001 Riverfront Parkway 2005 Vision + 2007 Realization The new Riverfront Parkway
    • Chattanooga, TN – Ross’s Landing at Tennessee Aquarium
    • Chattanooga, TN – Development Response
    • TransportationandQuality of LifeThoughts for Charlotte SummitApril 13, 2012Tim Jackson P.E., AICPAECOM