Sustainable Transportationin Small Communities Transportation Demand Management (TDM) | April 19, 2011 | ParksvillePeter O...
Outline•   About FBC•   What is TDM•   TDM Toolkit•   Three behavioral shifts of TDM•   Sparwood case study
Fraser Basin Council A Collaborative Structure36 Board of Directors:Federal, Provincial, Local and First Nations, Private ...
Other FBC Programs/Resources
FBC Climate Programs• E3 Fleet• Electric Vehicle Purchasing• Retooling.ca and Climate Adaptation
TDM is about Changing Behaviour                                  By influencing                                  individua...
Why is this important?
• What can local                governments do?                • What is already                being done?               ...
TDM: 3 Major Shifts in Behavior                                  1. Time of Travel                                  2. Amo...
1. Time of Travel                    • Flex time in                      work places                    • Peak-hour       ...
2. Amount of Travel• Telecommuting• Compressed work weeks• Trip-chaining  linking multiple errands  into one trip• Distanc...
3. Mode of Travel                    • Bike Lanes and                      sidewalks                    • High Occupancy V...
Active Transportation                        •   Wells (pop 246)                        •   Qualicum Beach (pop 8,500)    ...
Carshare/Carpool                   • Nelson Carshare (pop                     10,000)                   • Regional tools: ...
Transit/Bus Service• Regional Collaboration• Key drivers   • Health services   • Post-secondary     education   • Major em...
Transportation Planningin Sparwood CASE STUDY
Challenges             •   Home to world’s                 biggest truck             •   Mining community             •   ...
Public Participation in Planning•   Active Transportation Planning    engaged residents•   Plan to encourage residents to ...
Public Participation in Planning      Guided discussion            Reporting the findings
Using Public Input in PlanIncorporated suggestion inplan including:• Interconnected, paved• Improved transit service• High...
Plan Recommendations#1: Extend and improve the    current pathway network    with paved, marked and    illuminated facilit...
Plan Recommendations#2: Re-stripe a number of    collector and arterial    roadways to    accommodate exclusive    bike la...
Plan Recommendations#3: Provide public educationconcerning the benefits andsafety considerations ofactive transportationSo...
Plan Recommendations#4: Develop an annual    maintenance program    that rigorously addresses    issues such as snow    re...
Plan Recommendations#5: Coordinate activetransportation with othersustainable modes such astransit• Accessible BC Transit ...
Other Suggested Amenities• Better design and location  of bicycle racks,• Benches• Lighting• Ramps along stairways for  bi...
Costs of the studyExpenses                                       RevenuesSpeakers and public education    $ 5262.38     Bu...
Questions? Peter Ostergaard                 Jim Vanderwal Smart Planning for Communities   Fraser Basin Council Fraser Bas...
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Sustainable Transportation in Small Communities

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This presentation discusses ways to manage community mobility. It features the Fraser Basin Council’s Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Guidebook for small to medium-sized communities (http://fraserbasin.bc.ca/programs/tdm_toolkit.html) and a case study prepared by the Climate Change and Air Quality team.
Interested in having FBC present TDM information to your community?
Please contact : Peter Ostergaard: postergaard@fraserbasin.bc.ca. (250) 888-3030, or Jim Vanderwal, jvanderwal@fraserbasin.bc.ca, (604) 488-5357

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Sustainable Transportation in Small Communities

  1. 1. Sustainable Transportationin Small Communities Transportation Demand Management (TDM) | April 19, 2011 | ParksvillePeter Ostergaard: postergaard@fraserbasin.bc.caAngela Evans: aevans@fraserbasin.bc.ca
  2. 2. Outline• About FBC• What is TDM• TDM Toolkit• Three behavioral shifts of TDM• Sparwood case study
  3. 3. Fraser Basin Council A Collaborative Structure36 Board of Directors:Federal, Provincial, Local and First Nations, Private Sector, Civil Society
  4. 4. Other FBC Programs/Resources
  5. 5. FBC Climate Programs• E3 Fleet• Electric Vehicle Purchasing• Retooling.ca and Climate Adaptation
  6. 6. TDM is about Changing Behaviour By influencing individual behavior, and providing more expanded viable options
  7. 7. Why is this important?
  8. 8. • What can local governments do? • What is already being done? • What other actions are possible?www.tdm.bc.ca
  9. 9. TDM: 3 Major Shifts in Behavior 1. Time of Travel 2. Amount of Travel 3. Mode of Travel
  10. 10. 1. Time of Travel • Flex time in work places • Peak-hour ‘controls’, ie tolls
  11. 11. 2. Amount of Travel• Telecommuting• Compressed work weeks• Trip-chaining linking multiple errands into one trip• Distance: Density/land-use
  12. 12. 3. Mode of Travel • Bike Lanes and sidewalks • High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes • Transit/Bus Service • Van and car pool promotion
  13. 13. Active Transportation • Wells (pop 246) • Qualicum Beach (pop 8,500) • Sparwood (pop 4,500) • Golden (pop 4,500)
  14. 14. Carshare/Carpool • Nelson Carshare (pop 10,000) • Regional tools: • North Okanagan (www.carpool.ca) • Kootenays (www.kootenayride share,com)
  15. 15. Transit/Bus Service• Regional Collaboration• Key drivers • Health services • Post-secondary education • Major employers • North Okanagan • Sparwood
  16. 16. Transportation Planningin Sparwood CASE STUDY
  17. 17. Challenges • Home to world’s biggest truck • Mining community • Ships coal globally
  18. 18. Public Participation in Planning• Active Transportation Planning engaged residents• Plan to encourage residents to leave their cars at home• A speaker series, helped to educate and involve
  19. 19. Public Participation in Planning Guided discussion Reporting the findings
  20. 20. Using Public Input in PlanIncorporated suggestion inplan including:• Interconnected, paved• Improved transit service• Highway 43 to activemodes to travel• Secure bike storage areas• Address Wildlife barrier• More bicycle infrastructure• Community initiatives for activemodes use• Transportation programs• Wider sidewalks
  21. 21. Plan Recommendations#1: Extend and improve the current pathway network with paved, marked and illuminated facilities• Challenges include: The railway, two rivers, & mountainous terrain• Major residential areas separated from downtown• Two new pedestrian bridges planned to link community
  22. 22. Plan Recommendations#2: Re-stripe a number of collector and arterial roadways to accommodate exclusive bike lanes• Bikeways and walkways linking the new Sparwood Heights bridge system a priority
  23. 23. Plan Recommendations#3: Provide public educationconcerning the benefits andsafety considerations ofactive transportationSome examples include:• Walk with the Mayor• Name the Bridges contest• ‘Steps Out’ Corporate Challenge• Sparwood Steps Out• Active Community speaker series• Indoor walking group
  24. 24. Plan Recommendations#4: Develop an annual maintenance program that rigorously addresses issues such as snow removal
  25. 25. Plan Recommendations#5: Coordinate activetransportation with othersustainable modes such astransit• Accessible BC Transit Bus system• Improve access & frequency
  26. 26. Other Suggested Amenities• Better design and location of bicycle racks,• Benches• Lighting• Ramps along stairways for bicycles• Rails on steep inclines to encourage safe walking and bicycling
  27. 27. Costs of the studyExpenses RevenuesSpeakers and public education $ 5262.38 Built Environment Active $ 22,000 Transportation fundFood and refreshment services $ 2941.21Facility rentals and promotion $ 1505.33 District of Sparwood $ 45,851.52Planning Consultants $ 58142.60TOTAL $ 67,851.52 TOTAL $ 67,851.52
  28. 28. Questions? Peter Ostergaard Jim Vanderwal Smart Planning for Communities Fraser Basin Council Fraser Basin Council jvanderwal@fraserbasin.bc.ca postergaard@fraserbasin.bc.ca 604-488-5357 250-888-3030 www.smartplanningbc.ca

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