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. 1. Climate Change: Getting Bicycling, Walking and Safe Routes to School into Plans Regional Transportation Plans and Walking and Bicycling Sean Co
    2. 2. Metropolitan Transportation Commission <ul><li>7 million people </li></ul><ul><li>9 counties </li></ul><ul><li>101 cities </li></ul><ul><li>27 transit operators </li></ul><ul><li>Rural to dense cities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rural to Urban </li></ul></ul>9 counties 101 cities Urban Rural
    3. 3. Planning for a Better Future Infrastructure GOALS TARGETS STRATEGIES REDUCE CONGESTION IMPROVE AFFORDABILITY REDUCE EMISSIONS & VMT Economy Environment Equity Pricing & Focused Growth
    4. 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. 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. 6. Assessing the Difference Reduce CO 2 40% below 1990 levels
    7. 7. Regional Transportation Commitments <ul><li>Regional Bikeways Network $1 billion </li></ul>Transportation Liveable Communities $2.2 billion Climate Action Program (5 year commitments) SR2S $50 million SR2Transit $25 million Innovative Grant Program $25 million
    8. 8. With a Little Help From My Friends <ul><li>Bay Area Bicycle Coalition (BABC) </li></ul>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. 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. 10. Sustainable Communities Strategy <ul><li>Economy + Environment + Equity </li></ul><ul><li>Vision Scenario </li></ul>Land Use Strategies Transportation Strategies Scenario Definitions Analysis Results Draft Plan
    11. 11. Where do Bicycles and Pedestrian Programs Fit? <ul><li>Targets must quantify walking, biking and transit </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal Includes: </li></ul>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. 12. What’s Next <ul><li>State releases GHG targets September 23, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>MTC finalizes scenarios October – April 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Final Plan February 2012 </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Sean Co </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>510.817.5748 </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation Planner </li></ul>