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Sex, 
Neuroscience, 
and Walkable Urbanism 
Jeffrey Tumlin 
Rail~Volution 
September 22, 2014
Dallas Morning News http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20111016-highfive_main.jpg.ece/BINARY/w620x413/HighFive_MAIN.jpg
Dallas Morning News http://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/20121125-plan-ahead-then-navigate-lbj-freeway-constructi...
A strong conviction that something must be done 
is the parent of many bad measures 
Daniel Webster 
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Object Thinking
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Source: systemsthinking.org
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1985 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
10-14% ...
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1986 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1987 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
10-14%
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1988 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1989 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1990 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
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(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1992 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1993 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
10-14% ...
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1994 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
10-14% ...
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1995 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1996 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1997 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
10-14% ...
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1998 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
10-14% ...
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1999 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2000 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
<10% 
10-14% ...
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2001 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
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10-14% ...
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2002 
No Data 
<10% 
10-14% ...
Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2003 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
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(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2005 
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No Data 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2006 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2007 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2008 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
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Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2009 
(*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) 
No Data 
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10-14% ...
Source: http://teachingmedialiteracy.pbworks.com/AnalyzingPrintAds
Image: A Tale of a Few Cities: How Sprawl Affects Your Waistline, By Chris Woolston, Consumer Health Interactive
Image source: Dan Burden
Image source: Dan Burden
Image source: Diabetes Daily
Mixed message? 
Image source: Carbolic Smokeball 
Image source: Diabetes Daily
1. Measure What Matters
Level of Service A
Level of Service F
Traffic engineer: 
F 
A 
Photo: http://www.partyearth.com/boston/festivals/berklee-beantown-jazz-festival-1/the-2013- berk...
Traffic engineer: 
F 
A 
A 
F 
Economist: 
Photo: http://www.partyearth.com/boston/festivals/berklee-beantown-jazz-festiva...
2. Use the Right Tools, and Use them Correctly
“Allmodelsare wrong, but some are useful.” 
George E. P. Box, 
Empirical Model-Building and Response Surfaces(1987)
Induced and Latent Demand 
Congestion 
WidenRoadway 
Faster Driving 
More People 
Drive
Despite recovery, driving rates continue to decline since peak in 2005 
1997 
Peak: 2005 
2014
Source: ZipcarAnnual Millennial Study, February 2013. http://www.slideshare.net/Zipcar_Inc/millennial- slide-share-final-1...
Source: ZipcarAnnual Millennial Study, February 2013. http://www.slideshare.net/Zipcar_Inc/millennial-slide-share-final- 1...
The rhetoric hasn’t changed since the simplistic choices of 1957 
Source: Dallas Fort Worth Freeways: Texas Sized Ambition...
3. Put the Needs of Daily Life within Walking Distance…and make the walk delightful
4. Make Cycling Safe and Pleasant for All Ages
83 
Source: Roger Geller
84 
Interested but Concerned 
Not attracted by bike lanes 
Not comfortable in traffic 
Will ride in low-volume, low-speed ...
5. Make Transit Fast, Frequent, Reliable and Dignified
Transit is fast, frequent, reliable and dignified
6. Adopt the Right Street Design Manual
7. Be Smart About Parking
Smart Meters 
92
Smart Technology 
93
Right Price 
94
Right Time
Invest Revenue 96
Unbundle and Share
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Results: 
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• 
<½ the land area 
• 
¼ t...
8. Create a New Vision
Source: http://remove-your-crown.tumblr.com/
It’s not sustainable if it’s not beautiful
NELSONNYGAARDCONSULTING ASSOCIATES © 2013 
Jeffrey Tumlin 
116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 500 
San Francisco CA 94105 
4...
For More Information 
Jeffrey Tumlin 
Mobility Accessibility Sustainability 
116 New Montgomery St, Ste 500 
San Francisco...
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin
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Sex + Neuroscience + Walkability

How do evolutionary biology and our environment come together to impact our health and wellness? What does neuroscience say about walkability? How does outdoor exercise cause the brain to release certain hormones? What can we learn from cities that use public health as a design goal? How can we incorporate concepts of social and mental health into our own designs? If we prioritize human health and happiness over levels of service, will the world really stop turning? Physicians, behavioral psychologists and other health experts are already studying how habitat factors impact our behavior. Retailers are even in the game! Learn. Discuss. Catch up. Explore.

Moderator: Elissa Gertler, Deputy Director, Planning and Development, Metro, Portland, Oregon
Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal, Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates, San Francisco, California

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RV 2014: Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkability by Jeffrey Tumlin

  1. 1. Sex, Neuroscience, and Walkable Urbanism Jeffrey Tumlin Rail~Volution September 22, 2014
  2. 2. Dallas Morning News http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20111016-highfive_main.jpg.ece/BINARY/w620x413/HighFive_MAIN.jpg
  3. 3. Dallas Morning News http://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/20121125-plan-ahead-then-navigate-lbj-freeway-construction.ece
  4. 4. A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures Daniel Webster Ne lso
  5. 5. Ne lso
  6. 6. Ne lso
  7. 7. Object Thinking
  8. 8. Systems Thinking Ne lso
  9. 9. Systems Thinking Systems-Thinking.org Source: systemsthinking.org
  10. 10. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1985 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% All slides, Centers for Disease Control
  11. 11. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1986 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14%
  12. 12. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1987 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14%
  13. 13. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1988 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14%
  14. 14. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1989 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14%
  15. 15. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1990 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14%
  16. 16. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1991 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19%
  17. 17. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1992 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19%
  18. 18. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1993 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19%
  19. 19. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1994 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19%
  20. 20. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1995 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19%
  21. 21. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1996 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19%
  22. 22. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1997 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24%
  23. 23. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1998 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24%
  24. 24. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 1999 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24%
  25. 25. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2000 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24%
  26. 26. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2001 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24% 25-29%
  27. 27. (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2002 No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24% 25-29%
  28. 28. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2003 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24% 25-29%
  29. 29. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2004 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24% 25-29%
  30. 30. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2005 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24% 25-29% ≥30%
  31. 31. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2006 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24% 25-29% ≥30%
  32. 32. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2007 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24% 25-29% ≥30%
  33. 33. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2008 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24% 25-29% ≥30%
  34. 34. Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS, 2009 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs. overweight for 5’ 4” person) No Data <10% 10-14% 15-19% 20-24% 25-29% ≥30%
  35. 35. Source: http://teachingmedialiteracy.pbworks.com/AnalyzingPrintAds
  36. 36. Image: A Tale of a Few Cities: How Sprawl Affects Your Waistline, By Chris Woolston, Consumer Health Interactive
  37. 37. Image source: Dan Burden
  38. 38. Image source: Dan Burden
  39. 39. Image source: Diabetes Daily
  40. 40. Mixed message? Image source: Carbolic Smokeball Image source: Diabetes Daily
  41. 41. 1. Measure What Matters
  42. 42. Level of Service A
  43. 43. Level of Service F
  44. 44. Traffic engineer: F A Photo: http://www.partyearth.com/boston/festivals/berklee-beantown-jazz-festival-1/the-2013- berklee-beantown-jazz-festival-1/ Photo: John Welch, http://thettablog.blogspot.com/2010/05/boston- may-22-noon-very-bright.html
  45. 45. Traffic engineer: F A A F Economist: Photo: http://www.partyearth.com/boston/festivals/berklee-beantown-jazz-festival-1/the-2013- berklee-beantown-jazz-festival-1/ Photo: John Welch, http://thettablog.blogspot.com/2010/05/boston- may-22-noon-very-bright.html
  46. 46. 2. Use the Right Tools, and Use them Correctly
  47. 47. “Allmodelsare wrong, but some are useful.” George E. P. Box, Empirical Model-Building and Response Surfaces(1987)
  48. 48. Induced and Latent Demand Congestion WidenRoadway Faster Driving More People Drive
  49. 49. Despite recovery, driving rates continue to decline since peak in 2005 1997 Peak: 2005 2014
  50. 50. Source: ZipcarAnnual Millennial Study, February 2013. http://www.slideshare.net/Zipcar_Inc/millennial- slide-share-final-16812323
  51. 51. Source: ZipcarAnnual Millennial Study, February 2013. http://www.slideshare.net/Zipcar_Inc/millennial-slide-share-final- 16812323
  52. 52. The rhetoric hasn’t changed since the simplistic choices of 1957 Source: Dallas Fort Worth Freeways: Texas Sized Ambition, by Oscar Slotboom. Dfwfreeways.com
  53. 53. 3. Put the Needs of Daily Life within Walking Distance…and make the walk delightful
  54. 54. 4. Make Cycling Safe and Pleasant for All Ages
  55. 55. 83 Source: Roger Geller
  56. 56. 84 Interested but Concerned Not attracted by bike lanes Not comfortable in traffic Will ride in low-volume, low-speed conditions (boulevards, off-street) Enthused & ConfidentComfortable in traffic with appropriate facilitiesPrefer shorter trip distances No way No How Strong & FearlessWill ride regardless of facilitiesTrip distance not an issue Source: City of Portland Survey
  57. 57. 5. Make Transit Fast, Frequent, Reliable and Dignified
  58. 58. Transit is fast, frequent, reliable and dignified
  59. 59. 6. Adopt the Right Street Design Manual
  60. 60. 7. Be Smart About Parking
  61. 61. Smart Meters 92
  62. 62. Smart Technology 93
  63. 63. Right Price 94
  64. 64. Right Time
  65. 65. Invest Revenue 96
  66. 66. Unbundle and Share
  67. 67. School Shop Play Work P P P P P P T T T T T T T T T T T T
  68. 68. Mixed Use, Park Once District School Work Play Shop P T T Results: • <½ the parking • <½ the land area • ¼ the arterial trips • 1/6ththe arterial turning movements • <¼ the vehicle miles traveled
  69. 69. 8. Create a New Vision
  70. 70. Source: http://remove-your-crown.tumblr.com/
  71. 71. It’s not sustainable if it’s not beautiful
  72. 72. NELSONNYGAARDCONSULTING ASSOCIATES © 2013 Jeffrey Tumlin 116 New Montgomery Street, Suite 500 San Francisco CA 94105 415-284-1544 jtumlin@nelsonnygaard.com @jeffreytumlin
  73. 73. For More Information Jeffrey Tumlin Mobility Accessibility Sustainability 116 New Montgomery St, Ste 500 San Francisco, CA 94103 Tel: 415-284-1544 jtumlin@nelsonnygaard.com www.nelsonnygaard.com

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