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  • Momentum
  • 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.

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  • 1. Medical Professionals Meet-Up May 19, 2010
  • 2.
    • Founded in 1973
    • ~8,000 Members
    • 30,000 activists
    • Hundreds of volunteers
    • 20 employees
    • $2.1 million annual budget
    Our Mission To reclaim NYC streets from the automobile and to advocate for bicycling, walking and public transit as the best transportation alternatives.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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
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  • 6. Photography: Raimund Koch 42 nd St, Midtown Manhattan, 50 people
  • 7. Photography: Raimund Koch 42 nd St, Midtown Manhattan, 50 people
  • 8. Photography: Raimund Koch 42 nd St, Midtown Manhattan, 50 people
  • 9. Our Core Values:
    • Public Streets in the Public Interest
    • Sustainable Streets Have Social Benefits
    • Traffic Can Be Tamed
    • If You Build It, They Will Come
    • Kinship of Cities
  • 10. Safety in numbers
  • 11. New York City bicyclist crash study, key findings
  • 12. 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
  • 13. Private automobile trips, NYC
  • 14. Distances to subway stations, NYC
  • 15.  
  • 16. Bicycle infrastructure design and policy analysis
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  • 20. 8 th Avenue, Manhattan, 2003
  • 21. 8 th Avenue, Manhattan, 2006
  • 22. 8th Avenue, Manhattan, 2009
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  • 24. http://bikingrules.org
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  • 26. 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
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  • 28. Aggressive driving goes unchecked
  • 29. Strategic Alliance for Health T.A. participates in local, state and national networks Bellevue Hospital Elmhurst Hospital Center