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Ben Welle

Senior Associate Urban & Transport
Planner

May 7, 2013 - Washington, DC
Urban millennium

Over 50% in 2007

30% in 1950

14% in 1900
The Global Population
3% in 1800
Citizens are getting less daily activity and more
obese – around the world

Source: Designed to Move
Sustainable Urban Transport
And Development Can Save
Lives
Avoid
Shift
Improve
Who is using the city and how
can they be safe and active?
Elderly & disabled
The Poor
Children
Commuters

Customers
Citiz...
Reduce speeds
• 90% of pedestrians survive
when a car hits at 35km/h
• 75% of pedestrians survive
when a car hits at 45 km...
HEALTH & ROAD SAFETY

Road Safety Audits

•

Intersection in Brazil

Recommended redesign from a road
safety audit
URBAN DEVELOPMENT

Transit Oriented Development
Increased transit use, walking and biking
More destinations closer to tran...
Cheonggyecheon River, Seuol, South Korea
Urban renewal project
Cheonggyecheon River, Seoul, South Korea
Ben Welle
EMBARQ

+1.202.729.7729
bwelle@wri.org
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD
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Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD

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Ben Welle, EMBARQ's Assistant Director for Health and Road Safety, presented on the role of transit-oriented development in making communities safer, healthier, and more active. Presentation from EMBARQ Turkey's Livable Cities Symposium on November 20, 2013.

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Ben Welle: Healthy, Livable Cities—Quality of Life and TOD

  1. 1. Ben Welle Senior Associate Urban & Transport Planner May 7, 2013 - Washington, DC
  2. 2. Urban millennium Over 50% in 2007 30% in 1950 14% in 1900 The Global Population 3% in 1800
  3. 3. Citizens are getting less daily activity and more obese – around the world Source: Designed to Move
  4. 4. Sustainable Urban Transport And Development Can Save Lives Avoid Shift Improve
  5. 5. Who is using the city and how can they be safe and active? Elderly & disabled The Poor Children Commuters Customers Citizens Visitors Men & Women
  6. 6. Reduce speeds • 90% of pedestrians survive when a car hits at 35km/h • 75% of pedestrians survive when a car hits at 45 km/h • 80% reduction in serious injuries after 40 km/h speed zone
  7. 7. HEALTH & ROAD SAFETY Road Safety Audits • Intersection in Brazil Recommended redesign from a road safety audit
  8. 8. URBAN DEVELOPMENT Transit Oriented Development Increased transit use, walking and biking More destinations closer to transit Lower car use Lower speeds Residents are safer and more physically active
  9. 9. Cheonggyecheon River, Seuol, South Korea
  10. 10. Urban renewal project Cheonggyecheon River, Seoul, South Korea
  11. 11. Ben Welle EMBARQ +1.202.729.7729 bwelle@wri.org

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