TransportationandQuality of LifeThoughts for Charlotte ChamberApril 13, 2012Tim Jackson P.E., AICPAECOM
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The advent of the highway system . . .
Bone Structure
Abercorn Street         Savannah
Form Follows Network32 Miles of streets26 Miles of streets20 Miles of streets10 Miles of streets 9 Miles of streets
Abercorn Street: Landmark Historic District 32.58 Miles of Streets10,000Sq.Ft perAcre(FootprintDensity)
Abercorn Street: Historic District26.51 Milesof Streets8,600 Sq.Ftper Acre(FootprintDensity)
Abercorn Street: Historic Neighborhoods20.07Miles ofStreets7,200Sq.Ft perAcre(FootprintDensity)
Abercorn Street: Suburban Pattern10.76Miles ofStreets6,200 Sq.Ftper Acre(FootprintDensity)
Abercorn Street: Retail Mall District7.63 Milesof Streets 6,700 Sq.Ft per Acre (Footprint Density)
Abercorn Street:              Big Box Retail with Suburban Residential9.4MilesofStreets 5,500 Sq.Ft per Acre (Footprint De...
Seconds    VEHICLE SPEED                    Large                    Gain    LIVABILITY
Added travel time:                               30-50 seconds                                     • Wider sidewalksSecond...
More                                       More Lanes                        PavementConventional Approach                ...
More Roads     More Lanes                                                            Management                           ...
Household Expenditures                           Education 2.1%                                                    Misc. 8...
Balanced transportation systems require less resourcesSource: Surface Transportation Policy Project: Driven to Spend – The...
Chattanooga Riverfront Parkway Looking From Walnut Street Bridge to Market Street Bridge
Riverfront Parkway –Traffic FlowTennessee River
Chattanooga Riverfront Parkway Looking From Walnut Street Bridge to Market Street Bridge
Chattanooga Riverfront Parkway Looking From Walnut Street Bridge to Market Street Bridge
Chattanooga, TN – Riverfront Parkway          2001 Riverfront Parkway     2005 Vision + 2007 Realization                  ...
Chattanooga, TN – Ross’s Landing at Tennessee Aquarium
Chattanooga, TN – Development Response
TransportationandQuality of LifeThoughts for Charlotte SummitApril 13, 2012Tim Jackson P.E., AICPAECOM
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Tim Jackson, director of transportation planning and advocacy at AECOM, shares his thoughts during the "Quality of LIfe" panel at the 2012 Charlotte Charlotte Transportation Summit.

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  1. 1. TransportationandQuality of LifeThoughts for Charlotte ChamberApril 13, 2012Tim Jackson P.E., AICPAECOM
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  3. 3. The advent of the highway system . . .
  4. 4. Bone Structure
  5. 5. Abercorn Street Savannah
  6. 6. Form Follows Network32 Miles of streets26 Miles of streets20 Miles of streets10 Miles of streets 9 Miles of streets
  7. 7. Abercorn Street: Landmark Historic District 32.58 Miles of Streets10,000Sq.Ft perAcre(FootprintDensity)
  8. 8. Abercorn Street: Historic District26.51 Milesof Streets8,600 Sq.Ftper Acre(FootprintDensity)
  9. 9. Abercorn Street: Historic Neighborhoods20.07Miles ofStreets7,200Sq.Ft perAcre(FootprintDensity)
  10. 10. Abercorn Street: Suburban Pattern10.76Miles ofStreets6,200 Sq.Ftper Acre(FootprintDensity)
  11. 11. Abercorn Street: Retail Mall District7.63 Milesof Streets 6,700 Sq.Ft per Acre (Footprint Density)
  12. 12. Abercorn Street: Big Box Retail with Suburban Residential9.4MilesofStreets 5,500 Sq.Ft per Acre (Footprint Density)
  13. 13. Seconds VEHICLE SPEED Large Gain LIVABILITY
  14. 14. Added travel time: 30-50 seconds • Wider sidewalksSeconds • Street trees • Bicycle Friendly VEHICLE SPEED • Safer, slower • Better access • Accommodates Transit • Emergency vehicles • Deliveries • Business Friendly Large Gain LIVABILITY
  15. 15. More More Lanes PavementConventional Approach More Roads More Cars System Management ITS More Efficiency
  16. 16. More Roads More Lanes Management Transit System Bicycling ITS Walking HOV/HOT Lanes More User View and Comfort MorePavement Efficiency Context-Sensitive Design Traffic Calming Personal Security Intensify land use densities Promote Mixed Use Development Conventional Approach More Cars Pedestrian Oriented Design Demand Management – Pricing, e-commerce, telecommuting, etc… Manage, Not “Solve” Lane Limits Change Standards Lateral Approach
  17. 17. Household Expenditures Education 2.1% Misc. 8.2% Apparel & Services 4.8% Entertainment 5.0% Shelter 19% Shelter 19 Transportation 17.9 Food 13.7 Insurance & Pensions 9.6 Other Household 7.5 Health Care 5.4% Utilities 6.8 Health Care 5.4 Entertainment 5 Apparel & Services 4.8 Education Miscellaneous 2.1 8.2 Transportation Utilities Total 6.8% 100 17.9% Other Household 7.5% Food 13.7% Insurance & Pensions 9.6%Source: Surface Transportation Policy Project: Driven to Spend – The Impact of Sprawl on Transportation Expenditure
  18. 18. Balanced transportation systems require less resourcesSource: Surface Transportation Policy Project: Driven to Spend – The Impact of Sprawl on Transportation Expenditure
  19. 19. Chattanooga Riverfront Parkway Looking From Walnut Street Bridge to Market Street Bridge
  20. 20. Riverfront Parkway –Traffic FlowTennessee River
  21. 21. Chattanooga Riverfront Parkway Looking From Walnut Street Bridge to Market Street Bridge
  22. 22. Chattanooga Riverfront Parkway Looking From Walnut Street Bridge to Market Street Bridge
  23. 23. Chattanooga, TN – Riverfront Parkway 2001 Riverfront Parkway 2005 Vision + 2007 Realization The new Riverfront Parkway
  24. 24. Chattanooga, TN – Ross’s Landing at Tennessee Aquarium
  25. 25. Chattanooga, TN – Development Response
  26. 26. TransportationandQuality of LifeThoughts for Charlotte SummitApril 13, 2012Tim Jackson P.E., AICPAECOM

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