#40 Safe Routes Networks: Building Livable Communities for Kids and Everyone - Ping

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#40 Safe Routes Networks: Building Livable Communities for Kids and Everyone - Ping

  1. 1. Safe Routes to School NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPSafe Routes Networks:building livable communitiesfor kids and everyoneRobert PingTechnical Assistance DirectorSRTS National Partnership
  2. 2. Why State Policy? Federal SRTS Funding is Critical, But It is Not Enough Policies Can Be Barriers Built Environment Needs Help Distance, Crime and Safety Issues
  3. 3. Why Regional Policy? Regional Governments (MPO’s) are powerful Large part of state population affected Very little advocacy at regional level Regions are more powerful in MAP-21
  4. 4. State Network Project: 2007-2009California LouisianaDistrict of Columbia New YorkGeorgia OklahomaIllinois TexasKentucky Virginia
  5. 5. SRTS State Network Project: StatesArkansas MarylandCalifornia MinnesotaColorado MississippiDistrict of Columbia MissouriFlorida MontanaGeorgia OklahomaHawaii PennsylvaniaIllinois TennesseeKentucky VirginiaLouisiana Wisconsin
  6. 6. State/Regional Network Project: 2012…States: Regions:California AtlantaFlorida [Denver]Mississippi Greater DCNew Jersey Northern CaliforniaNorth Carolina Southern CaliforniaOhioTennessee
  7. 7. SRTS PartnersDepartment of TransportationDepartment of HealthDepartment of EducationUniversitiesConsultantsElected OfficialsAdvocacy GroupsLocal Champions, Staff, AdvocatesHealth Insurers
  8. 8. Other Groupso Active Community Environmentso Tennessee Obesity Task Forceo Texas Action for Healthy Kids Allianceo Be Active New York Stateo NYS Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Allianceo Texas Active Living Networko Oregon Walk + Bike to School Committeeo Northern Illinois SRTS Task Forceo State SRTS Advisory Committeeo Bicycle/Pedestrian Commission or Advisory Committee
  9. 9. Break Down the Silos!
  10. 10. State Network Project: Then State DOT SRTS program School Siting Complete Streets Fine-based Funding Mechanisms School Wellness Policies Strategic Highway Safety Plan Large-scale Curriculum and Instruction SRTS-related Legislation Crime Low-Income Community Assistance School Bus Cuts/Hazard Busing Costs
  11. 11. State/Regional Network Project: Now State DOT SRTS program/MAP-21 Complete Streets Joint-Use Lower-Income Community Assistance Regional Transportation Plan Visit saferoutespartnership.org/stateto learn more about state network project Visit saferoutespartnership.org/local/rnpto learn more about regional network project
  12. 12. SRTS State Network Project: StatesArkansas MarylandCalifornia MinnesotaColorado MississippiDistrict of Columbia MissouriFlorida MontanaGeorgia OklahomaHawaii PennsylvaniaIllinois TennesseeKentucky VirginiaLouisiana Wisconsin
  13. 13. State SRTS Program - then Application Process Technical Assistance Advisory Committee Non-Infrastructure %
  14. 14. State SRTS Program - nowSAFETEA-LU Awards Obligation SRTS Coordinator MAP-21
  15. 15. Pennsylvania SRTS program: getting rolling Would take to 2018 to program funds SRTS Coordinator was interim, part-time and TE! Letters and meetings with PennDOT Educated General Assembly members Pedestrian and Pedcycle Committee resolution $21M in inf. grants, new noninf. Resource Center
  16. 16. Illinois Complete Streets: Implementation• 2007 Complete Streets law• 2009 IDOT policy expedited• 2010 Meetings and comments on policy: • Paved shoulders: now bike lanes/side paths • Sidewalk formula: 50/50 to 80/20
  17. 17. Louisiana Complete Streets: New Orleans  Got Regional Planning Commission to adopt  $200M to repair Katrina-damaged streets  Network design recommendations incorporated  Led to first-ever city bike lane
  18. 18. Establishing a Safe Routes to School State Network:A 10-step Guide
  19. 19. Safe Routes to School State Network Project:2007 Annual Progress ReportBuilding Diverse Partnerships and Action Plans
  20. 20. Safe Routes to School State Network Project:2008 Annual Progress ReportBuilding Momentum and Policy Change
  21. 21. Safe Routes to SchoolState Network Project:Final Report, 2007-2009Making Change Through Partners and Policies
  22. 22. Safe Routes to School State Network ProjectPhase II: Successes and Lessons Learned2010-2011 Final Report
  23. 23. saferoutespartnership.org/resourcecenterNational Learning Network: • Webinars • Library • Blog • Material resources/reportsTechnical Assistance: • CPPW/CTG • Webinars • In-Person Forum/Training Leadership • Conference Keynotes and Sessions • Fee for Service
  24. 24. Thank you!Robert Pingrobert@saferoutespartnership.org503.289.0441

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