Climate Change: Getting Bicycling, Wallking and SR2S into Plans
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Bicycles and pedestrian funding programs as part of the Regional Transportation Plan

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  • 1. Climate Change: Getting Bicycling, Walking and Safe Routes to School into Plans Regional Transportation Plans and Walking and Bicycling Sean Co
  • 2. Metropolitan Transportation Commission
    • 7 million people
    • 9 counties
    • 101 cities
    • 27 transit operators
    • Rural to dense cities
      • Rural to Urban
    9 counties 101 cities Urban Rural
  • 3. Planning for a Better Future Infrastructure GOALS TARGETS STRATEGIES REDUCE CONGESTION IMPROVE AFFORDABILITY REDUCE EMISSIONS & VMT Economy Environment Equity Pricing & Focused Growth
  • 4. Project Performance Assessment 70% 70% 62% 67% 63% 50% 53% 69% Voter Support (Source: BW Research Telephone Survey of Bay Area Voters, May 2008) %
  • 5. Performance-Driven Plan Reduce congestion 20% below today’s level Reduce VMT per capita 10% below today’s level Reduce CO 2 40% below 1990 levels Improve affordability by reducing by 10% the share of income spent by low income households on transportation and housing combined Improve Maintenance, Safety, & Security Reduce VMT per person 10% below today’s levels Reduce congestion 20% below today’s levels Performance Objectives
  • 6. Assessing the Difference Reduce CO 2 40% below 1990 levels
  • 7. Regional Transportation Commitments
    • Regional Bikeways Network $1 billion
    Transportation Liveable Communities $2.2 billion Climate Action Program (5 year commitments) SR2S $50 million SR2Transit $25 million Innovative Grant Program $25 million
  • 8. With a Little Help From My Friends
    • Bay Area Bicycle Coalition (BABC)
    Coalition of 9 county bicycle coalitions Platform to executive staff and elected officials Completion of Regional Bikeway Network  SR2Transit  SR2S  Staff recommendations only go so far
  • 9. SB 375 Greenhouse Gas Reduction MPOs required to develop a Sustainable Communities Strategy Part of the Regional Transportation Plan Links land use and transportation Association of Bay Area Governments, Air District, Bay Conservation Development Commission Per capita Greenhouse Gas Reductions 7% by 2020 15% by 2035
  • 10. Sustainable Communities Strategy
    • Economy + Environment + Equity
    • Vision Scenario
    Land Use Strategies Transportation Strategies Scenario Definitions Analysis Results Draft Plan
  • 11. Where do Bicycles and Pedestrian Programs Fit?
    • Targets must quantify walking, biking and transit
    • Proposal Includes:
    Collision Reduction Minutes of walking and biking Mode share increase Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) reduction Ratio of transit to automobile GHG Targets Alone Not Enough Increase walkable/bikeable destinations
  • 12. What’s Next
    • State releases GHG targets September 23, 2010
    • MTC finalizes scenarios October – April 2011
    • Final Plan February 2012
  • 13.
    • Sean Co
    • [email_address]
    • 510.817.5748
    • Transportation Planner