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Transportation action team final

  1. 1. TRANSPORTATION Action Team Presentation Coalition Quarterly Gathering Wednesday, July 20, 2011
  2. 2. Transportation Action Team <ul><li>Vision: In 2020 Corvallis will be a hub in a regional transportation system that includes sustainable transportation modes for people and goods that connect Linn and Benton Counties and provides a link to north-south high-speed rail systems. </li></ul>BIKE WALK BUS
  3. 3. Project: GOOGLE TRANSIT <ul><li>From “Community Sustainability Action Plan” (12/15/08): </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 1: Increase the alternatives for transportation and linkages to destinations beyond Corvallis so that by 2015 people have efficient options for travel throughout the region. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy 1: Increase the use of existing transit options. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Action 1: Advertise existing connections. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Action 2: Create a regional map showing points of connections between transit systems and links to detailed maps of those systems. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Already programmed into Google Transit Corvallis Transit System
  5. 5. Systems to be added to Google Transit Get to the Amtrak station even when the Loop doesn’t go downtown by transferring to ATS. CTS  Linn-Benton Loop  ATS  Amtrak Other cities’ bus routes in Google Transit: Eugene, Portland, and Seattle, and many other major cities with Amtrak stations. Get to Eugene also by taking the 99 Express to Junction City and connecting to Lane Transit District. CTS  99 Express  LTD
  6. 6. How to use Google Transit <ul><li>Go to http:// google.com /transit -or- </li></ul><ul><li>Go to http:// maps.google.com -and- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on “Get Directions” and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Public Transit icon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Input Starting and Destination addresses. </li></ul><ul><li>Select the Date and Time you want to Leave or Arrive. </li></ul><ul><li>Google will suggest options to get to your destination via Public Transportation, including transfers and connections. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Project: WORLD CAR FREE DAY <ul><li>From “Community Sustainability Action Plan”: </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 2: Motivate community members to reduce per-capita gasoline consumption by 50% by 2020. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy 1: Offer public and private incentives to encourage employees, shoppers, and students to walk, cycle, or use mass transit. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Action: Sponsor annual World Car Free Day (September 22) in Corvallis. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 9. On Car Free Day, Thurs., Sept. 22, 2011:
  9. 10. On Car Free Day, Thurs., Sept. 22, 2011: <ul><li>7:00 to 9:00 am – Check-In Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Free Refreshments </li></ul><ul><li>Information & support </li></ul><ul><li>Bike Safety Checks </li></ul><ul><li>Registration for Prize Drawings </li></ul><ul><li>Ten sites will be located all </li></ul><ul><li>over town on high-bike-traffic routes </li></ul><ul><li>and the Downtown Transit Center. </li></ul>
  10. 11. On Car Free Day, Thurs., Sept. 22, 2011: <ul><li>9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Special Activities </li></ul><ul><li>At participating businesses, stores, and schools </li></ul><ul><li>Check out what’s happening where you work, shop, or go to school </li></ul><ul><li>If you’d like to arrange something for your employees, shoppers, or students, let us know! </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas include: Celebrations, discounts, and </li></ul><ul><li>making your business car free for the day </li></ul>
  11. 12. On Car Free Day, Thurs., Sept. 22, 2011: <ul><li>4:00 to 7:00 pm – Festival at Central Park </li></ul><ul><li>Bike Swap </li></ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Booths </li></ul><ul><li>Help us cap </li></ul><ul><li>the 2 nd Annual </li></ul><ul><li>Car Free Day in Corvallis at the Festival! </li></ul>
  12. 13. Downtown Transit Center SW 5 th & Monroe NW Hills Community Church NW Walnut, west of 29th OSU MU Brick Mall Near the Bookstore First Alternative Co-op (North Store) NW 29th & Grant Good Samaritan/ Corvallis Clinic Crossroads Christian Fellowship NW Walnut & Highland Beanery (Circle) Circle Blvd, near 9th Corvallis High School NW 11 th between Buchanan & Pierce First Alternative Co-op (South Store) SE 3 rd & Chapman Western View Center On bike path at SW Philomath Blvd & 35th CAR FREE DAY FESTIVAL Central Park (corner of SW 8 th & Madison) Car Free Day Check-In Site & Festival Map tiny.cc/CarFreeMap
  13. 14. Project: BICYCLE BOULEVARDS <ul><li>From “Community Sustainability Action Plan”: </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 3: Decrease vehicle trips by 20% by 2020 through effective planning. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy 1: Reduce single occupancy vehicle trips. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Action: Work with the City of Corvallis Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee to educate the public about bicycle boulevards. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Bike Blvds are: <ul><li>Low-traffic neighborhood streets </li></ul><ul><li>that have been optimized for bicycling. </li></ul><ul><li>They provide direct, attractive routes for bikes. </li></ul><ul><li>Quieter, prettier, and healthier than busy, car-filled streets. </li></ul><ul><li>Welcoming to kids, families and novice cyclists, and attractive for all kinds of cyclists. </li></ul><ul><li>Extremely safe (many have zero crashes over the last decade). </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy , with noticeably cleaner air than busy streets. </li></ul><ul><li>(from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance [BTA]) </li></ul>
  15. 16. Bike Blvds <ul><li>Streets that are already heavily used by bikes and lightly used by cars </li></ul><ul><li>Treatments are made to streets to make travel faster and safer by bike while slowing cars and discouraging non-local, through traffic </li></ul>
  16. 17. Bike Blvds in Corvallis <ul><li>The Action Team, in conjunction with the City, will be working with residents to educate them about bicycle boulevards and invite citizen participation in the planning process </li></ul>
  17. 18. Questions Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Transportation Action Team Contact: Kevin Grant [email_address]

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