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  • Developing A Sustainable Transportation Environmental Improvement Plan

    1. 1. Developing a Sustainable Transportation Environmental Improvement Plan SJDOT TEAM Building Making it Happen! Roger Bazeley, M.S.T.M., M.S.I.D., C.T.S.M. DesignStrategy-USA, Transportation Consultants
    2. 2. WHY is a Sustainable DOT EMVIRONVENTAL POLICY & PRACTICE IMPORTANT ? <ul><li>Transportation is a Significant Source of Air Pollution (Impact Costs $2-$3 billion annually- Transact ) </li></ul><ul><li>Roads and Streets are a Major Source of Water Pollution – runoff & impervious surfaces </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Contributes to Climate Change – Transportation Sector is responsible for 32% of U.S. CO2 emissions- Transact </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation is Responsible for High Energy Consumption – 165 billion gallons of Petroleum based fuels 43% of petroleum consumption annually- Transact </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Operation Improvement, Reducing Environmental Impacts, Cost Savings, and Improving San Jose’s Walkablity can be accomplished through Citywide Teamwork and Inter-Agency partnership. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Supporting and Coordinating San Jose’s Green Mobility Goals <ul><li>Power 100% of our City’s Vehicle Fleet with Alternative Fuels </li></ul><ul><li>Replace 100% of our street lights with smart, energy neutral lighting </li></ul><ul><li>Plant 100,000 new trees </li></ul><ul><li>Connect 100 miles of trails for walking and biking </li></ul>
    4. 4. Supporting and Coordinating San Jose’s Green Mobility Goals
    5. 5. Supporting and Coordinating San Jose’s Green Mobility Goals
    6. 6. Minimizing the Impact of DOT Activities on the Environment <ul><li>Develop and Implement Strategy Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Systemize Performance Measures </li></ul><ul><li>Implement Annual Reporting Requirements to address environmental regulations/legislation (AB 32-Environmental Global warming Solutions Act of 2006, CEQA, SAFETLU) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify and Analyze Environmental threats for Mitigation Priority </li></ul>
    7. 7. 3 SJDOT Leadership Imperatives <ul><li>Projecting realistic organizational and team goals that embrace honesty and integrity at all stakeholder levels: the public, management, vendors – An Atmosphere of being “Safe to Express Ideas” and for “Decision Making” </li></ul><ul><li>Setting realistic performance measures and controls that all team members/agencies can understand and participate in reducing environmental impacts and costs through innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Building Team “esprit de corps” through pride and ownership - --Doing it the “SJDOT Way” – Service to the Customer our Community </li></ul>
    8. 8. Three levels for intervention: SITE SPECIFIC Retrofit existing problem areas with new environmentally friendly design & technologies PROJECT CONCEPT Interject environmental policy into current project planning, pedestrian plan, infrastructure design and TOD’s POLICY Influence policy, legislative law, local ordnances, funding priorities, methodology, guidelines
    9. 9. Street/School Site/Intersection Citywide, Business and Transit Corridors State, Regional MPO, Cities, Neighborhoods Influence policies, practices, plans, programs and funding processes Eliminate problems with new design solutions and ITS technologies Interject safety and ECO-design solutions into current or future project plans Vital Impact Areas for Implementing Sustainable Improvement POLICY DESIGN PLANNING
    10. 10. Making San Jose’s Transportation System safe, sustainable, and environmentally friendly <ul><li>The Transportation Green Mobility Plan involves: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>transit vehicle fleet, city car and truck vehicles (VTA, police, fire, departmental/service fleet) and the very streets and land-use environments where operated. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A SJDOT GMP would result in a plan that would: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>reduce the impacts to the environment and prioritize the needs of walking, bicycling, transit use, and the use of streets and transit corridors as public spaces for social interaction and community life following San Jose’s Green Mobility Plan’s Goals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>result in a “ Green Network ” that enhances the City’s long-term ecological functioning and peoples connection to the natural environment. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. TEN ELEMENTS OF GREEN MOBILITY IMPROVEMENT <ul><li>01 -Designing streets that enhance the human connection to the natural and built environments. </li></ul><ul><li>02 -Designing residential and neighborhood commercial-transit corridor streets to support connectivity, by removing barriers to free movement and transit accessibility. </li></ul><ul><li>03 -Streetscape amenities: crossings, street-lighting, furniture, and landscaping strips/plantings creating buffers which minimize traffic/transit sounds and create favorable microclimate conditions—tree shade for pedestrians. </li></ul><ul><li>04 -Design and maintain streets as green corridors: tree canopy and ground level landscaping-storm water management through increasing permeable surface areas, eco-irrigation technologies/methods. </li></ul>
    12. 12. TEN ELEMENTS OF GREEN MOBILITY IMPROVEMENT <ul><li>05 -Designing streets to reduce pedestrian injuries and fatalities through infrastructure improvements, installing pedestrian-scaled lighting for increasing night visibility to autos and transit vehicles. </li></ul><ul><li>06 -Create a citywide pedestrian, bike, and transit network to connect activity centers, transit hubs by identifying gaps in pedestrian and bike accessibility . </li></ul><ul><li>07 -Managing maintenance and modernization of streets, new (TOD) development, and transportation improvements to encourage local neighborhood commerce that invites public transit use over car use— thereby reducing parking impacts. </li></ul>
    13. 13. TEN ELEMENTS OF GREEN MOBILITY IMPROVEMENT <ul><li>08 -Provide maintenance for streets that reflect a high level of plant health, cleanliness, and repair—with the ability to encourage community stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>09 -Develop transit and city vehicle fleet phase-out plan of gasoline fuel to alternative clean energy fuels and hybrid-electric engine technologies. (Natural Gas/CNG) </li></ul><ul><li>10 -Develop environmental design guidelines, specification, and work procedures for programs which reduce traffic impacts, air-pollution, and development impacts to land-use/neighborhoods. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Supporting and Coordinating San Jose’s Green Mobility Goals
    15. 15. SJDOT GREEN MOBILITY PLAN Process and Implementation Goals <ul><li>Education: Provide Education and outreach to community members, decision makers, and City staff about transportation Green Mobility goals, issues, design, and implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Enforcement: Reduce parking and traffic congestion that negatively impacts San Jose’s air quality and pedestrian/bike safety. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring: Create and implement performance measures and goals and gather baseline data to assess GMP goals and policies. </li></ul>
    16. 16. SJDOT GREEN MOBILITY PLAN Process and Implementation Goals <ul><li>Monitoring: Implement a program that evaluates performance measures and periodically reports on goal attainment. </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring: Create a method to update codes, standards, and procedures. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance: Develop maintenance program that uses available resources effectively and efficiently. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance: Coordinate, streamline, clarify the roles and responsibilities of city agencies for public right of way maintenance considering cost savings. </li></ul>
    17. 17. SJDOT GREEN MOBILITY PLAN Process and Implementation Goals <ul><li>Maintenance: Maintain street infrastructure in a manner that optimizes life-cycle resource use and costs: resource extraction, long-term maintenance, replacement, and disposal costs. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance: Implement a strategy that uses an asset management system evaluating cost impact of repairing, replacing, or upgrading street infrastructure in a timely and preventative manner rather than deferred maintenance. </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance: Identify best available environmental sound technologies and materials for maintaining transportation infrastructure. </li></ul>
    18. 18. SJDOT GREEN MOBILITY PLAN Process and Implementation Goals <ul><li>Maintenance: Accompany all transportation infrastructure projects with a long-range maintenance and task or project specific Green Mobility (GMP) improvement plan strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning/Design: Analyze and mediate areas where design and maintenance needs are in conflict to resolve barriers to new designs, technologies, or materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Planning/Design: Identify and use best practices, innovations, and technologies from urban design, transportation planning and environmental engineering to improve transportation infrastructure. </li></ul>
    19. 19. SJDOT GREEN MOBILITY PLAN Process and Implementation Goals <ul><li>Planning/Design: Create design templates for street and transportation improvement projects that serve a variety of functions and integrate multi-functional elements. </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Coordination: Improve inter-agency planning and design roles to eliminate redundancy but considers specialized expertise of individual agencies/department teams. </li></ul><ul><li>Outreach: Improve agency transparency and educate the public about the actual costs and efficiency savings of Green Mobility improvements . </li></ul>
    20. 20. SJDOT GREEN MOBILITY PLAN Process and Implementation Goals <ul><li>Intuitional Coordination City Staff educational workshops, training and participation regarding application of Green Mobility applicable processes, information exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Institutional Coordination: Identify cost and maintenance priorities for transportation projects, transportation capital improvements for vehicle fleets, or infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>Funding: Create an adequate funding plan for planning, infrastructure, capital and maintenance improvements incorporating the GMP goals and vision. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Pedestrians: Have Rights and Expectations for a Safe Journey
    22. 22. Three E’s of Safety: Engineering, Education, Enforcement Engineering: Design Enhancements
    23. 23. School Site Improvements Bold/Yellow School LADDER crosswalks
    24. 24. School Zone/Site: New Technology FYG Signs, Signals/Traffic Control Devices School/PED Zone Driver FYG LED Speed Feedback Signs (3M) Embedded Strobe pavement lights Crosswalks and School Zones
    25. 25. New Technologies: Communicate and Educate 24/7 OLD PED Signal Countdown
    26. 26. Regional Pedestrian Safety: Educational and Safety PSA Programs
    27. 27. Educational: Safety Outreach- Bikes
    28. 28. Benefits: Safer Walkable Communities Workshops, School/Community Audits, Building Active Partnerships BE INVOLVED BE INOVATIVE
    29. 29. Supporting and Coordinating San Jose’s Green Mobility Goals
    30. 30. Be Aware, Be Safe, Be Active, Walk & Bike---or Skate SUPPORT GREEN MOBILITY