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Mode shift for green team

  1. 2. COMPELLING STATISTICS <ul><li>41% of Trips are 2 miles or less </li></ul><ul><li>85% of Trips are 5 miles or less </li></ul><ul><li>89% of those trips are made by single-user car </li></ul><ul><li>25% of a.m. rush is driving children to school </li></ul><ul><li>50% of workers commute 5 miles or less </li></ul>
  2. 3. AMERICANS WANT TO DRIVE LESS <ul><li>40% would commute by bike IF SAFE facilities were available. </li></ul><ul><li>38% of Americans feel the availability of bikeways, walking paths, and sidewalks for getting to work, shopping, and recreation is very important in choosing where to live. </li></ul>
  3. 4. COLUMBUS SURVEY 2006 <ul><li>86 % Would ride more if accommodations were improved. </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>End of Ride Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Employer Flexibility & Encouragement </li></ul><ul><li>Equitable Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Respect </li></ul>
  4. 5. BIKE TO WORK <ul><li>Nationwide - 500,000 bike to work (.4%) </li></ul><ul><li>Canada – 1.2 % </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom – 2 % </li></ul><ul><li>Germany – 11 % </li></ul><ul><li>Denmark – 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Netherlands – 27 % </li></ul><ul><li>Columbus – 0.7% </li></ul><ul><li>Portland – 7 % </li></ul>
  5. 6. FACT OR FICTION?
  6. 7. BUILD IT, AND THEY WILL COME… <ul><li>Portland, OR Bike Network </li></ul><ul><li>1994 = 50 miles </li></ul><ul><li>2007 = 260 miles </li></ul><ul><li>Investment in cyclist & motorist education </li></ul><ul><li>Encouragement programs </li></ul><ul><li>Bike parking </li></ul><ul><li>Integration with Transit </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in cycling 400% (and safety too!) </li></ul>
  7. 8. OUR GOAL – “2 BY 2012” <ul><li>Increase Bicycling Mode from 0.7% to 2% </li></ul><ul><li>2 Days per month = 10% !!! (2 out of 20) </li></ul><ul><li>Every other Friday? </li></ul><ul><li>26 days per year? </li></ul>
  8. 9. TWO WHEEL TOOLKIT <ul><li>Cycling Corporate Caucus – 25 organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership Columbus Team </li></ul><ul><li>Case for Support of Bicycling to Work </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Guide to Implementing Programs that Promote Bicycling to Work, and Why You Should Encourage Them </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  9. 10. OSU FISHER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MBA STUDENTS TACKLE CASE FOR BICYCLING <ul><li>Neil Drobney: </li></ul><ul><li>“ There is considerable anecdotal evidence that biking promotes health and wellness, employee productivity and delivers other bottom-line benefits, but hard numbers that can said to constitute an ‘open and shut business case’ do not exist”.  </li></ul>
  10. 11. IT’S IN YOUR INTEREST TO HELP! <ul><li>Healthier Employees </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced health benefit expenses </li></ul><ul><li>Attraction & retention of “new economy” workers </li></ul><ul><li>Community Support (economic & otherwise) </li></ul><ul><li>Increase community sustainability </li></ul>
  11. 12. CONSIDER BIKING SERVICES <ul><li>CEOs - to unify in developing strong public/private partnerships that will enhance the environment for cycling, </li></ul><ul><li>Human Resource departments - to develop appropriate incentives for their employees to bicycle. </li></ul><ul><li>Wellness Coordinators - to include bicycling in the wellness program. </li></ul><ul><li>We provide “Commuter 101” bicycle education programs to the workplaces, and additional education as needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Building Operations - to ensure the availability of end-of-ride facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>We offer a “Bike Friendly Building” designation program. </li></ul>
  12. 13. BIKE TO WORK WEEK – MAY 17TH <ul><li>Mayor Coleman </li></ul><ul><li>ODOT Director Molitoris </li></ul><ul><li>CEO Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>OSU Gateway (7:30) to Statehouse (8:30) </li></ul><ul><li>Launch of “2 by 2012” Mode Shift Program </li></ul><ul><li>BikeColumbus Festival - July 16 - 17 </li></ul>

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