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Congressional briefing may 2011

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Bike Walk Twin Cities, part of the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program, presents their accomplishments to-date to Congress

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Congressional briefing may 2011

  1. 1. Bike Walk Twin Cities <br />Robert Lilligren<br />Minneapolis City Council Vice President<br />Joan Pasiuk<br />Director, Bike Walk Twin Cities <br />
  2. 2. Minneapolis area pilot <br />
  3. 3. Major Program Themes <br />Maximizing existing roadway for all users<br />Short trips<br />Year round serious transportation<br />Key network connections<br />Creating regional legacy<br />Planning<br />Data collection<br />Innovation <br />Building capacity<br />Political leadership<br />Transportation professionals<br />Target populations<br />
  4. 4. Expanding the Network for Cycling<br />
  5. 5. Key Projects: Network Connections<br />Above: Como Ave Saint Paul <br />Bicyclists following Marshall Ave project<br />2009 April: 277<br />2010 April: 297 <br />2011 April: 406<br />Marshall Ave Saint Paul ped/bike project<br />Franklin Ave Minneapolis <br />bike box and road diet<br />
  6. 6. Key Projects: Outreach, Awareness <br />Collaboration: Bike Walk Week <br />Maximizing capital investments: Upcoming awareness campaign<br />Grassroots outreach: Bike Walk Ambassadors<br />Neighborhood intensive: Smart Trips individualized marketing<br />Nice Ride: constant, high profile exposure of bicycling <br />Usando la Bicicleta y <br />Caminando más<br />
  7. 7. Key Projects: Innovation, Access<br />RadioFrequency ID system <br />installed at U of M<br />Community Partners Bike Library <br />
  8. 8. Accomplishments to Date: the Pilot at Work <br />70 miles of new facilities<br />doubling Minneapolis on-street bikeways <br />100,000 + Nice Ride trips in initial partial year <br />3,200 new bike parking spaces <br />7 to 70 certified bicycle instructors <br />6 planning studies completed<br />Hiawatha Trail extension construction <br />Bicycle left turn lane at Minnehaha and 20th St. S<br />Minneapolis <br />
  9. 9. Accomplishments to Date: National Accolades for Minneapolis<br />#1 bicycling city by Bicycling Mag 2010<br />Gold level bicycling community, League of American Bicyclists<br />Nat Geographic 10 best summer destinations 2011<br />
  10. 10. Count data: Significant Increases in Walking and Bicycling<br />  <br />Largest institutionalized count data<br />From 2007 to 2010 traffic counts at 30 locations<br />Number of bicyclists: 33% increase <br />Number of pedestrians: 17% increase <br />RiverLake Greenway<br />
  11. 11. The Work Continues <br /> Promoting new facilities<br /> Collaborating with partners including other federal initiatives: CPPW, National Park Services Alternative Transportation Plan<br /> Building out the network<br /> Enhancing connections to transit<br /> Reaping economic benefits of bike/ped investments <br />NPS Multi-modal planning team <br />Rendering of proposed Twin City Greenway <br />
  12. 12. Bike Walk Twin Cities <br />Maximizing existing roadway for all users<br />Short trips<br />Year round serious transportation<br />Key network connections<br />Creating regional legacy<br />Planning<br />Data collection<br />Innovation <br />Building capacity<br />Political leadership<br />Transportation professionals<br />Target populations<br />

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