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Moving Beyond Streets for Cars:
Where to go from here?
Madeline Brozen
Program Manager,...
Moving beyond streets for cars:
Where to go from here?
Madeline Brozen
Transforming Transportation
January 2015
Streets are complex.
But our measurement tools do not
reflect this complexity
Simply measuring throughput and
delay
Level of Service does not
measure
Quality of walking
Safety of bicycling
Business activity
Traveler satisfaction
Travel ti...
The 2010 Highway Capacity Manual added bicycle
and pedestrian measures but they are problematic.
New York City
Long Beach, CA San Francisco
Denver
Danish LOS Tool can evaluate new treatments,
but… …is still complex and difficult.
Sensitivity
How are cities using new
street performance
measurements?
New York City
NYC Environmental review
includes extensive pedestrian
measures
Corner analysis
Crosswalk
analysis
Sidewalk
analysis
If a development has significant
impact on pedestrian LOS, what
happens?
“We always start
with the basics of
safety…We are
looking for
multiple mobility
strategies so it is
not just about
moving ...
Copenhagen
58% of all children cycle to school
63% of all members of the
parliament bike to work
1.27 million km biked dai...
“How does Copenhagen
evaluate street performance
broadly?”
“Basically, we don’t.”
Moving Beyond Streets for Cars - Madeline Brozen - UCLA - Lee Schipper Memorial Scholar- Transforming Transportation 2015
Moving Beyond Streets for Cars - Madeline Brozen - UCLA - Lee Schipper Memorial Scholar- Transforming Transportation 2015
Moving Beyond Streets for Cars - Madeline Brozen - UCLA - Lee Schipper Memorial Scholar- Transforming Transportation 2015
Moving Beyond Streets for Cars - Madeline Brozen - UCLA - Lee Schipper Memorial Scholar- Transforming Transportation 2015
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Moving Beyond Streets for Cars - Madeline Brozen - UCLA - Lee Schipper Memorial Scholar- Transforming Transportation 2015

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New ways of planning, designing, and evaluating our streets can better support sustainable transport, biking, and walking. Presented by Madeline Brozen at Transforming Transportation 2015. Read more: http://bit.ly/XwknYX

Transforming Transportation 2015: Smart Cities for Shared Prosperity is the annual conference co-organized by the World Resources Institute and the World Bank.

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Moving Beyond Streets for Cars - Madeline Brozen - UCLA - Lee Schipper Memorial Scholar- Transforming Transportation 2015

  1. 1. www.TransformingTransportation.org Moving Beyond Streets for Cars: Where to go from here? Madeline Brozen Program Manager, Complete Streets Initiative, UCLA, and 2014 Lee Schipper Memorial Scholar Presented at Transforming Transportation 2015
  2. 2. Moving beyond streets for cars: Where to go from here? Madeline Brozen Transforming Transportation January 2015
  3. 3. Streets are complex.
  4. 4. But our measurement tools do not reflect this complexity Simply measuring throughput and delay
  5. 5. Level of Service does not measure Quality of walking Safety of bicycling Business activity Traveler satisfaction Travel time reliability Person throughput Greenhouse gas emissions Water capture rates Social connections Bicycling comfort Enjoyment Public space allotment Bicycle volumes Modal splits Cycling risk Health benefits Bus speeds Street lighting
  6. 6. The 2010 Highway Capacity Manual added bicycle and pedestrian measures but they are problematic.
  7. 7. New York City Long Beach, CA San Francisco Denver
  8. 8. Danish LOS Tool can evaluate new treatments, but… …is still complex and difficult.
  9. 9. Sensitivity
  10. 10. How are cities using new street performance measurements?
  11. 11. New York City
  12. 12. NYC Environmental review includes extensive pedestrian measures Corner analysis Crosswalk analysis Sidewalk analysis
  13. 13. If a development has significant impact on pedestrian LOS, what happens?
  14. 14. “We always start with the basics of safety…We are looking for multiple mobility strategies so it is not just about moving cars.”
  15. 15. Copenhagen 58% of all children cycle to school 63% of all members of the parliament bike to work 1.27 million km biked daily (1,000 times around the world)
  16. 16. “How does Copenhagen evaluate street performance broadly?” “Basically, we don’t.”

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