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CPPW CASE STUDY:       Federal Way, WashingtonHEALing Suburbia: Healthy Eating and   Active Living via the CPPW Grant     ...
Federal Way’s Story City of 89,370 Pop (11th largest city in WA) Cul-de-sac style subdivisions prominent Auto-centric Low ...
Typical Neighborhood High volume arterials serving commercial land use Surrounding area is disconnected from nearby busine...
Neighborhood Characteristics
Impacts on Public Health Higher than average rates of obesity and health risks as compared with rest of King County “FOCUS...
Project Overview Compressed timeline Not your typical consultant team Multiple citizen input avenues Included a “reality c...
Working Relationships – Project Team Successful interdepartmental coordination City staff was part of production team Uniq...
Working Relationships – Community Used multiple modes of engagement  It actually cost less to set up  and launch “Engage F...
Working Relationships – Elected Officials Don’t be afraid to challenge perceived preferences – you may be surprised Involv...
Project Outcomes     ORDINANCE NO 12-718                 RESOLUTION NO 12-615  AN ORDINANCE of the City of            A RE...
Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan
Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan  Existing Network: 27 miles   Proposed Network: +71 miles
Complete Streets Ordinance “Don’t check that box!” Educational workshop was key to success Regional approach Favorable pos...
Healthy Food Access Policy FW citizens want access to healthy food! Identified link with non-motorized network Has led to ...
Federal Way’s Lessons Learned Involve community early and often Partner with local nonprofits and educational institutions...
CPPW CASE STUDY:         Federal Way, WashingtonHEALing Suburbia: Healthy Eating and   Active Living via the CPPW Grant   ...
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#17 Reducing Health Inequities through Active Transportation Policy: Tools, Successes and Lessons Learned in King County, WA - Shull

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#17 Reducing Health Inequities through Active Transportation Policy: Tools, Successes and Lessons Learned in King County, WA - Shull

  1. 1. CPPW CASE STUDY: Federal Way, WashingtonHEALing Suburbia: Healthy Eating and Active Living via the CPPW Grant Program Janet Shull, AICP Senior Planner
  2. 2. Federal Way’s Story City of 89,370 Pop (11th largest city in WA) Cul-de-sac style subdivisions prominent Auto-centric Low connectivity Few transportation through routes carrying high traffic volumes Last comprehensive assessment of our non-motorized network was in 1998
  3. 3. Typical Neighborhood High volume arterials serving commercial land use Surrounding area is disconnected from nearby business Difficult and infrequent street crossings
  4. 4. Neighborhood Characteristics
  5. 5. Impacts on Public Health Higher than average rates of obesity and health risks as compared with rest of King County “FOCUS COMMUNITY” Third highest adult obesity rate in King County (28.1% vs. 19.8% in KC). 63.2% of adults are overweight in Federal Way ( 54.4% in KC) Lower than county average percentage of travel by foot, bike and transit
  6. 6. Project Overview Compressed timeline Not your typical consultant team Multiple citizen input avenues Included a “reality check” of community vision Our work was done within the larger coalition effort
  7. 7. Working Relationships – Project Team Successful interdepartmental coordination City staff was part of production team Unique team partnerships University faculty/research partners Non-profit organization partners Included key decision-makers CPPW allowed for cities doing similar work to share information along the way
  8. 8. Working Relationships – Community Used multiple modes of engagement It actually cost less to set up and launch “Engage Federal Way” for 6 months than we had budgeted for one citywide mailing Provided feedback as we moved forward Coordinated efforts with local advocacy groups
  9. 9. Working Relationships – Elected Officials Don’t be afraid to challenge perceived preferences – you may be surprised Involve elected officials early and keep them in the loop throughout the process You may find some new champions
  10. 10. Project Outcomes ORDINANCE NO 12-718 RESOLUTION NO 12-615 AN ORDINANCE of the City of A RESOLUTION of the City Federal Way Washington relating to Council of the City of Federal Way Complete Streets adding a new Washington relating to the section to FWRC 19.135 approval of the FEDERAL WAY BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN MASTER PLAN ORDINANCE NO 12-721 AN ORDINANCE of the City of RESOLUTION NO 12-617 Federal Way Washington relating A RESOLUTION of the City to amendments to the City’s Council of the City of Federal Waycomprehensive plan and the adoption Washington related to of the HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS POLICY Twin Lakes Commercial District DEVELOPMENT Subarea Plan
  11. 11. Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan
  12. 12. Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan Existing Network: 27 miles Proposed Network: +71 miles
  13. 13. Complete Streets Ordinance “Don’t check that box!” Educational workshop was key to success Regional approach Favorable positioning for future project funding Master plan illustrates a variety of “complete streets” typologies
  14. 14. Healthy Food Access Policy FW citizens want access to healthy food! Identified link with non-motorized network Has led to grant for implementation
  15. 15. Federal Way’s Lessons Learned Involve community early and often Partner with local nonprofits and educational institutions Build adequate start-up time into your project timeline Don’t be afraid to change your approach along the way Give serious consideration to implementation resources Celebrate project completion
  16. 16. CPPW CASE STUDY: Federal Way, WashingtonHEALing Suburbia: Healthy Eating and Active Living via the CPPW Grant Program Janet Shull, AICP Senior Planner

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