Heritage trails to Foster a Regional Trail System in Texas Mark
BikeTexas: Serving all of Texas Mark Stine Program Manager email@example.com (512) 476-7433 1902 East 6th Street Austin, Texas 78702Mission: Advancing Bicycle Access, Safety and Education. Pedestrian issues a natural part of our work.
Cyclists in Suits at the Capitol – Citizen Lobbyists
Transportation Enhancements Recreational Trail Program
Safe Routes to SchoolEngineering – Education – Encouragement
Kids Kup RacesOperated Through Safe Routes to School Educational Material Program
Texas Bicycle Tourism Trails Act • Passed by 2005 Texas Legislature updating Texas Transportation Code Section 201.9025. • TxDOT, other agencies to ID potential tourism routes and trails. • May “include multiuse trails… … where practicable.” • Routes “shall reflect the geography, scenery, history, and cultural diversity of this state.” • No fiscal note attached.
San Antonio Missions Trail Bicycle Outing with Guests
SRTS: Bike/Walk Our Rich Texas History Funded by TxDOT SRTS • BikeTexas is reviewing potential developers. • BWORTH will promote logging of bike/ped and other physical activity. • BWORTH will teach bike/ ped safety lessons. • BWORTH will provide context of journeys on historical Texas trails.
Bicycle Tourism Study on Outer Banks North Carolina Department of Transportation - 2004
Bicycling Contributes nearly $1.5 billion to Wisconsins Economy every year. 66 Summary – How does this compare to Texas?
Bicycling Contributes nearly $1.5 billion to Wisconsins Economy every year.
Personal cost of operating a family carFor an average sized car at 15,000 annual miles:$8100 or 54 cents per mile.Source: Your Driving Costs: How much are you really paying to drive? American Automobile Association (AAA) , 2009, Stock 2717
Rising national cost of health care Year U.S. Cost Pct. of Federal State/Local Cost Per (trillions)1 GDP1 Coverage2 Coverage2 Capita1 2003 $1.7 15.8% 32% 13% $6,000 2010 $2.6 17.7% 35% 13% $8,500 2018 $4.4 20.3% 38% 13% $13,100 Source: 1. National Health Expenditure Projections 2008-2018, Table 1, 2008, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 2. Ibid, Table 3.Any ideas on reducing these costs?