JULY 2010<br />Architecture<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />For Bond University<br />Engineering<br ...
WHO AM I?<br />Richard Vaughan Jones <br />BEng (Hons)  RPEQ  MIEA  AITPM  IPWEA  IHT<br />Principal Traffic & Transport<b...
What is ‘Active Transport’?<br />Active transport is defined as physical activity undertaken as a means of transport and  ...
CYCLING and WALKING<br />Cycling and Walking has a number of health benefits:<br />As a low-impact form of physical activi...
CYCLING and WALKING<br />It appeals to people across the age spectrum, from childhood to adults<br />The promotion of ‘lif...
CYCLING and WALKING<br />You feel fit, energetic, strong and healthy. If you've ever suffered from a lack of energy, say a...
CYCLING and WALKING<br />Exercise can improve mental health and reduce depression. Studies have shown that 'green' or outd...
CYCLING and WALKING<br />More physical activity means you can eat more without gaining kilos. <br />Your muscles become st...
CYCLING and WALKING<br />Any physical activity that involves an impact, eg walking, running, aerobics etc, helps to keep c...
CYCLING LINKS<br />Australian Bicycle Councilwww.austroads.com.au/abc/<br />Bicycle Federation of Australiawww.bfa.asn.au<...
Cycling Promotion Fundwww.cyclingpromotion.com.au
Cycling Resource Centrewww.cyclingresourcecentre.org.au
Cycling south, Tasmaniawww.cyclingsouth.org
Pedal Power, ACTwww.pedalpower.org.au
Pedestrian and Bicycle Transport Institute of Australasiawww.pedbiketrans.asn.au
bikestation SEATTLEwww.bikestation.org/seattle/services.asp</li></ul>Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
WALKING LINKS<br />Pedestrian and Bicycle Transport Institute of Australasiawww.pedbiketrans.asn.au<br />Pedestrian Counci...
Australian Capital Territory - Walking School Bus™www.ywca-canberra.org.au/walking_school_bus.htm
New South Wales - Walking School Bus™www.planning.nsw.gov.au</li></ul>Victoria - Walking School Bus™www.vichealth.vic.gov....
Walking School Buswww.walkingbus.com and www.geocities.com/transport_and_society/walkingbus.html</li></ul>Supportive Envir...
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT for ACTIVE TRANSPORT?<br />What do we need in place to ensure that people can participate in Active...
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  1. 1. JULY 2010<br />Architecture<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />For Bond University<br />Engineering<br />Project Management<br />Landscape<br />
  2. 2. WHO AM I?<br />Richard Vaughan Jones <br />BEng (Hons) RPEQ MIEA AITPM IPWEA IHT<br />Principal Traffic & Transport<br />07 5553 5516<br />13 years UK experience <br />7 years at London Councils<br />6 years at private consultancy<br />Working on a range of traffic and transport schemes including, local traffic management schemes, bikeways, bus lanes, walking routes, Controlled Parking Zones, Streetscape design, Transport Assessments, intersection design and Road Safety Audits<br />3 years Aus experience<br />Bikeways, Shared Zones, Road Safety investigations, intersection investigations, Road Safety Audits, DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) improvement projects, car park designs, road designs and Gold Coast Bikeway Network operational Plan (BNOP) 2008.<br />June 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  3. 3. What is ‘Active Transport’?<br />Active transport is defined as physical activity undertaken as a means of transport and not purely as a form of recreation. <br />Active transport generally refers to walking and cycling for travel to and/or from a destination, but may also include other activities such as the incidental activity associated with the use of public transport. (Vic Health)<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  4. 4. CYCLING and WALKING<br />Cycling and Walking has a number of health benefits:<br />As a low-impact form of physical activity, it appeals to people who cannot participate in high-impact activities<br />As a form of active transport and recreation, it enables many people to combine physical activity with transport and recreation<br />There is also evidence that the public generally prefer unstructured forms of physical activity (Hahn & Craythorn, 1994, cited in Sallis et al, 1998) and cycling certainly fits into this category<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  5. 5. CYCLING and WALKING<br />It appeals to people across the age spectrum, from childhood to adults<br />The promotion of ‘lifestyle’ physical activity such as walking and cycling is more cost-effective than promotion of structured exercise programs<br />As a form of active transport, cycling contributes to the additional benefits associated with reduced car use (improved air quality, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, reduced noise pollution, improved community liveability and social connectedness).<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  6. 6. CYCLING and WALKING<br />You feel fit, energetic, strong and healthy. If you've ever suffered from a lack of energy, say after an illness such as glandular fever, you'll know how good it is to have a healthy body. Feeling fit, energetic, strong and healthy makes you feel positive about life. <br />Physical activity releases endorphins - these are the body's natural "feel good" chemicals - no wonder getting physical makes you feel good! <br />Physical activity reduces stress and tension, making you one relaxed person. <br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  7. 7. CYCLING and WALKING<br />Exercise can improve mental health and reduce depression. Studies have shown that 'green' or outdoor physical activity is best if you can do it. <br />Exhilaration - enjoy the thrill of some activities, like climbing a rock wall or BMX racing. <br />Social enjoyment, like making new friends, enjoying the fun of a social team game together, or chatting while you walk, play tennis or bike ride together. <br />Increased skills - practice means getting better at what you do. <br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  8. 8. CYCLING and WALKING<br />More physical activity means you can eat more without gaining kilos. <br />Your muscles become stronger with more physical activity. <br />You have a better night's sleep when you are regularly active. <br />You have more energy and feel less tired. <br />Being healthy means looking your glowing best - this can increase self-esteem and positive self-image. <br />You can use strenuous physical activity as an effective way of reducing your anger. <br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  9. 9. CYCLING and WALKING<br />Any physical activity that involves an impact, eg walking, running, aerobics etc, helps to keep calcium in your bones, keeping them stronger for longer. This will make you stand tall and strong and help prevent osteoporosis when you're older. <br />Physical activity means a strong heart and lungs - they'll last longer - and so will you! Your blood pressure and the bad cholesterol are lower, so you'll stay healthy in later years. <br />It is free and easy to do<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  10. 10. CYCLING LINKS<br />Australian Bicycle Councilwww.austroads.com.au/abc/<br />Bicycle Federation of Australiawww.bfa.asn.au<br />Bicycle NSWwww.bicyclensw.org.au<br />BicycleNTwww.mysportonline.com.au<br />Bicycle SAwww.bikesa.asn.au<br />Bicycle Victoriawww.bv.com.au<br />Bikeability Toolkitwww.travelsmart.gov.au/bikeability<br />JULY 2010<br /><ul><li>CycleSmartwww.cyclesmart.net
  11. 11. Cycling Promotion Fundwww.cyclingpromotion.com.au
  12. 12. Cycling Resource Centrewww.cyclingresourcecentre.org.au
  13. 13. Cycling south, Tasmaniawww.cyclingsouth.org
  14. 14. Pedal Power, ACTwww.pedalpower.org.au
  15. 15. Pedestrian and Bicycle Transport Institute of Australasiawww.pedbiketrans.asn.au
  16. 16. bikestation SEATTLEwww.bikestation.org/seattle/services.asp</li></ul>Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  17. 17. WALKING LINKS<br />Pedestrian and Bicycle Transport Institute of Australasiawww.pedbiketrans.asn.au<br />Pedestrian Council of Australiawww.walk.com.au<br />Walkable communities, United Stateswww.walkinginfo.org<br /><ul><li>Walk Safely to School Day - 6 Maywww.walk.com.au/WSTSD01/page.asp
  18. 18. Australian Capital Territory - Walking School Bus™www.ywca-canberra.org.au/walking_school_bus.htm
  19. 19. New South Wales - Walking School Bus™www.planning.nsw.gov.au</li></ul>Victoria - Walking School Bus™www.vichealth.vic.gov.au<br />JULY 2010<br />International <br /><ul><li>International Walk to School Month - October 2008www.iwalktoschool.org</li></ul>Canada <br /><ul><li>Walking and cycling to school tools and resources from Canada www.goforgreen.ca/asrts/tools_e.html</li></ul>New Zealand <br /><ul><li>Walking School Buswww.pinnacleresearch.co.nz</li></ul>United Kingdom <br /><ul><li>Let's walk to school www.walktoschool.org.uk
  20. 20. Walking School Buswww.walkingbus.com and www.geocities.com/transport_and_society/walkingbus.html</li></ul>Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  21. 21. SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT for ACTIVE TRANSPORT?<br />What do we need in place to ensure that people can participate in Active Transport?<br />Where do they need to be located?<br />How can this be achieved?<br />Can other benefits come from these initiatives?<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  22. 22. SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT for ACTIVE TRANSPORT?<br /> What do we need in place to ensure that people can participate in Active Transport?<br />End trip facilities, such as, bike racks, lockers, showers, laundry, seating, good interchanges.<br />On trip facilities, such as, drinking water, seating, shade, well designed and constructed routes. <br />DDA Compliant paths and routes.<br />Good links between activity centers such as Bond Uni / Varsity Square / Fitness First & Varsity Tavern.<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  23. 23. SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT for ACTIVE TRANSPORT?<br />Where do they need to be located?<br />End trip facilities need to be near as possible to popular destinations, such as, Universities, schools, shopping centre's, business areas, residential blocks.<br />On trip facilities should be located at set distances between the end trip locations, especially for those who are walking.<br />They need to be easily seen and recognised.<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  24. 24. SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT for ACTIVE TRANSPORT?<br />How can this be achieved?<br />Funding from State government and other bodies<br />Can form part of the development application requirements for certain size developments<br />Funding from private business who wish to encourage active travel within the workplace<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  25. 25. SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT for ACTIVE TRANSPORT?<br />Can other benefits come from these initiatives?<br />People will be healthier and happier<br />Can reduce the need for parking on site, therefore increasing the possibility of expanding on the existing site<br />Reduction in carbon footprint for the community<br />Reduction in construction costs<br />Improved safety due to more activity in the streets.<br />A reduction in traffic volume and congestion.<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  26. 26. TRAFFIC IMPACT ASSESSMENTS<br />Council and State Government request TIAs for medium to large developments to ensure that traffic volumes generated by the development does not exceed the capacity on the road network<br />This is very limited in terms of Active Transport needs and the effect it has on the end users<br />In the UK Transport Assessments are carried out, which also investigates how sustainable the development are in terms of transport.<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  27. 27. TRAFFIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT<br />Existing traffic and growth<br />Existing trip generation<br />Proposed trip generation<br />Trip distributions<br />Traffic impact / modelling<br />Proposed development access<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  28. 28. SUSTAINABILITY INVESTIGATION<br />Parking requirements<br />Journeys by road<br />Public transport opportunities<br />Cycling (8km isochrone)<br />Walking (2km isochrone)<br />Other initiatives, such as car share/pooling, car hire schemes, walking bus to school etc<br />Facilities within the walking and cycling distances noted above, such as schools, shops, eateries, business, recreation, health centre’s etc<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  29. 29. WHAT IS THE EASY SOLUTION?<br />Need to watch people’s desire lines – where are they going?<br />Design facilities to accommodate these routes – what are your limitations?<br />Ensure that difficult links are tackled – otherwise it will not be well utilised.<br />Safer environment – more people = increased safety<br />Education – especially the young, as they will grow up with a better and healthier way to live in the community.<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />
  30. 30. THANK YOU<br />Any questions?<br />JULY 2010<br />Supportive Environment for Active Transport<br />

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