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Active Transportation



Creating Healthy Communities by Incorporating Outdoor Physical Activity into Transportation

Creating Healthy Communities by Incorporating Outdoor Physical Activity into Transportation



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    Active Transportation Active Transportation Presentation Transcript

    • Active Transportation Creating Healthy Communities by Incorporating Outdoor Physical Activity into Transportation
    • 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
    • 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 Collection Effort with MTSU
      • Safe Routes to School State Network Project
    • 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
    • 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 ages and ability levels, supporting vibrant and economically healthy communities.
    • Regional Bicycle & Pedestrian Study Winner Institute of Transportation Engineers 2010 National Best Project Award Winner Tennessee ACEC 2010 Engineering Excellence Grand Award
    • 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)
    • 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 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
    • Contact Us
      • NashvilleMPO.org