Todd Litman - Victoria Transport Policy Institute - Connected & Sustainable Urban Transport

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Todd Litman - Victoria Transport Policy Institute - Connected & Sustainable Urban Transport

  1. 1. Presentation_ID © 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 1
  2. 2. Connected and Sustainable Urban Mobility Background & Context Todd Litman, Victoria Transport Policy Institute 2
  3. 3. Past Visions of Future Transport 1949 ConvAIRCAR Flying Car Segways 1958 Firebird Boeing SST
  4. 4. 2001 A Space Odyssey
  5. 5. Wheeled Luggage
  6. 6. Trends Supporting Multi-Modalism • Motor vehicle saturation. 12,000 • Aging population. Per Capita Annual Vehicle Mileage 10,000 US • Rising fuel prices. UK • Increased urbanization. 8,000 • Increased traffic and 6,000 parking congestion. 4,000 • Rising roadway construction costs and 2,000 declining economic return from increased 0 roadway capacity. 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2003 Year • Environmental concerns. • Health Concerns
  7. 7. Creating Paradise Paradise is not a distant destination, it is something we create in our own communities.
  8. 8. Sustainable Planning Sustainability emphasizes the integrated nature of human activities and therefore the need to coordinate planning among different sectors, jurisdictions and groups. 2/28/2008
  9. 9. Preventing Problems Sustainability planning is to development what preventive medicine is to health: it anticipates and manages problems rather than waiting for crises to develop.
  10. 10. Transport Policies Affect People’s Lives On Average: • People spend about 90 daily minutes on travel activity. • Households spend about 20% of their budget on transportation, so approximately 90 minutes of each workday is devoted to financing transport. • Vehicle parking represents about 10% of building costs and significantly affects housing affordability. • Local and state governments spend hundreds of dollars annually per capita on transportation facilities and services. • Motor vehicle accidents are the largest single cause of fatalities for people in the prime of life (between 5 and 50 years of age). • Motor vehicles are major contributors to air, noise and water pollution, and so affect public health, community livability and ecological integrity. • People who spend more time driving are more likely to be overweight, and people with long commutes tend to experience less satisfaction in life. • The quality of mobility and accessibility significantly affect people’s opportunities in life.

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