Mayor Karl Dean, Chairman
Active Transportation
Creating Healthy Communities by Incorporating
Outdoor Physical Activity in...
Where Do We Spend Our Time?
• Americans spend nearly 90% of time indoors
• 10% of time in transportation
• Nearly 90% of t...
Obesity & Transportation
• Moving Less, Gaining More Weight
Streets Are For Communities
…Not Just for Cars
Everyone is a Pedestrian…
Active Transportation
Making the Healthy Choice the Easy One
Transportation & Health
What We Eat & How We Move
• Access to Healthy Foods
• Physical Activity Through Transportation
Safe Routes to School
Safe Routes to School
• Safe Routes to Schools P.E. Teacher Training Program
for P.E. Teachers in MPO Region
• SRTS Data C...
School Siting
Larger Schools on Bigger Sites – the Big Box approach to Education
School Siting = where and how we decide t...
School Siting
Community Centered Schools = Schools located near communities served
Complete Streets
Complete Streets means designing streets to support a
variety of transportation options, suitable for all...
Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Study
Winner Institute of Transportation Engineers
2010 National Best Project Award
Winner T...
Walk / Bike Demand
The proximity of land uses such as
residential housing, employment,
shopping, schools, transit, parks,
...
Health Impact Priority Areas
Innovative Element of the Regional Bike/Ped Study
Project Evaluation Criteria
• Regional Transportation Plan – 2035
• Being developed now
• $4.5 Billion in transportation p...
Contact Us
NashvilleMPO.org
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Active Transportation

  1. 1. Mayor Karl Dean, Chairman Active Transportation Creating Healthy Communities by Incorporating Outdoor Physical Activity into Transportation
  2. 2. Where Do We Spend Our Time? • Americans spend nearly 90% of time indoors • 10% of time in transportation • Nearly 90% of trips in the U.S. are by car
  3. 3. Obesity & Transportation • Moving Less, Gaining More Weight
  4. 4. Streets Are For Communities …Not Just for Cars Everyone is a Pedestrian…
  5. 5. Active Transportation Making the Healthy Choice the Easy One
  6. 6. Transportation & Health What We Eat & How We Move • Access to Healthy Foods • Physical Activity Through Transportation
  7. 7. Safe Routes to School
  8. 8. Safe Routes to School • Safe Routes to Schools P.E. Teacher Training Program for P.E. Teachers in MPO Region • SRTS Data Collection Effort with MTSU • Safe Routes to School State Network Project
  9. 9. School Siting Larger Schools on Bigger Sites – the Big Box approach to Education School Siting = where and how we decide to build schools. 1930 2006 # Schools 238,000 97,382 # Students 28 million 55 million National Center for Educational Statistics, 2008
  10. 10. School Siting Community Centered Schools = Schools located near communities served
  11. 11. Complete Streets Complete Streets means designing streets to support a variety of transportation options, suitable for all ages and ability levels, supporting vibrant and economically healthy communities.
  12. 12. Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Study Winner Institute of Transportation Engineers 2010 National Best Project Award Winner Tennessee ACEC 2010 Engineering Excellence Grand Award
  13. 13. Walk / Bike Demand The proximity of land uses such as residential housing, employment, shopping, schools, transit, parks, and other activities influence walking and bicycle travel demand. The Nashville Regional Non- Motorized Model accounts for the following eight trip types for both walk & bicycle travel: • School • Shop • Work • Recreation • Transit (to) • Transit (from) • Errand • Parking (CBD)
  14. 14. Health Impact Priority Areas Innovative Element of the Regional Bike/Ped Study
  15. 15. Project Evaluation Criteria • Regional Transportation Plan – 2035 • Being developed now • $4.5 Billion in transportation projects • Active Transportation: - Folded into project evaluation criteria - Active Transportation project components receive points for elements such as transit stops, bicycle racks, bikeways, sidewalks and greenways - Over 500 projects submitted and 80-90% include either pedestrian or bicycle facilities, or both
  16. 16. Contact Us NashvilleMPO.org
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