Intersections & arterials Examples of outcomes of City study
Safe streets and walkable transportation are public health issues. Transportation is more than just getting around and from place to place.
Our research educates the public, gets decision makers thinking and hopefully clears the path for government action
Cities are ideal for biking, walking and transit. Sometimes we have to point out the obvious – my favorite kind of study
As vehicle speeds increase, the chance of death when struck increases, for everyone.
Medical Professionals Meet-Up
Medical Professionals Meet-Up May 19, 2010
<ul><li>Founded in 1973 </li></ul><ul><li>~8,000 Members </li></ul><ul><li>30,000 activists </li></ul><ul><li>Hundreds of volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>20 employees </li></ul><ul><li>$2.1 million annual budget </li></ul>Our Mission To reclaim NYC streets from the automobile and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.
We work towards a rational urban transportation network based on a " Green Transportation Hierarchy ," which gives preference to modes of travel based on their benefits and costs to society.
New York: 6,000 miles of streets Over 12,000 miles of sidewalks = 80% of NYC’s public space Source: New York City Department of Transportation 2008
Our Core Values: <ul><li>Public Streets in the Public Interest </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Streets Have Social Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic Can Be Tamed </li></ul><ul><li>If You Build It, They Will Come </li></ul><ul><li>Kinship of Cities </li></ul>
New York City bicyclist crash study, key findings
Obesity falls sharply with increased walking, cycling, and transit use! Source: Pucher and Dijkstra, “Promoting Safe Walking and Cycling to Improve Public Health, Am Journal of Public Health , September 2003 . Connecting walking and biking to public health
Pedestrian injury severity vs. vehicle impact speed Non-injuries Injury Fatality Source: “Literature Review on Vehicle Travel Speeds and Pedestrian Injuries” US DOT HS 809 021 October 1999 Final Report Speed at impact is the difference between life and death