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Published on May 9, 2008

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Slide 1: Bicycling in Iowa Promoting Iowa bicycling as safe and enjoyable recreation and transportation Slide 2: What is going right? Slide 3: Iowa Is Great For Bicycling First-in-the-nation rail-trail conversions 1400 miles of trails in 50 projects American Discovery Trail Mississippi River Trail 90,000 miles of rural county roads Rural ADT of 160 cars per day Iowa leads the nation in road diets Most Category 5 racers Streets are inadequate: : Streets are inadequate: No room for bikes or pedestrians What is Wrong? Streets are inadequate: : Streets are inadequate: Streets are inadequate: : Streets are inadequate: Streets are inadequate: : Streets are inadequate: Too dangerous to cross on foot Streets are inadequate: : No room for people Streets are inadequate: Mixed Messages : Mixed Messages Benefits: for reducing traffic : Benefits: for reducing traffic Of all trips taken in metro areas: 50% are three miles or less 28% are one mile or less 65% of trips under one mile are now taken by automobile 2001 NHTS Fewer kids are biking and walking. : Fewer kids are biking and walking. 2001: 16% walked 1969: 42% walked (CDC, 2005)‏ Parents driving : Parents driving Parents driving their children to school account for 20%-25% of morning rush hour traffic. (NHTSA 2003; Dept. of Environment)‏ Slide 15: Today’s children may be the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents have. Physical activity : Physical activity Most kids aren’t getting the physical activity they need. Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1985 : (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1985 Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1986 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1986 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1987 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1987 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1988 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1988 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1989 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1989 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1990 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1990 (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1991 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1991 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1992 : (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1992 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1993 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1993 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1994 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1994 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1995 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1995 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1996 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1996 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1997 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1997 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1998 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1998 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1999 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 1999 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 2000 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 2000 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 2001 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 2001 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 2002 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 2002 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends Among U.S. adults: 2003 : Obesity trends Among U.S. adults: 2003 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 2004 : Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 2004 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 2005 : <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%-29% 30%-34% Obesity trends among U.S. adults: 2005 (Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, CDC, 2004)‏ (*BMI ≥30, or ~ 30 lbs overweight for 5’ 4” woman)‏ 1996 Summer Olympic Games banned single occupant cars in downtown Atlanta : 1996 Summer Olympic Games banned single occupant cars in downtown Atlanta Results of the ban : Morning traffic –  23% Peak ozone –  28% Asthma-related events for kids –  42% (Journal of the American Medical Association [JAMA], 2001)‏ Results of the ban Americans want to walk and bike more : Americans want to walk and bike more 52% want to bike more than they do now. Americans want to walk and bike more : Americans want to walk and bike more 55% would rather drive less and walk more Slide 42: Safer Cyclists More Bikes Better Communities Share The Road Plates : Share The Road Plates Slide 44: Cycling Safety Instructors How to Fix a Flat : How to Fix a Flat Iowa Bicycle Coalition www.iowabicyclecoalition.org Principles of Traffic Law : Principles of Traffic Law Drive on the Right-hand Side of the Roadway Slide 48: Right to occupy the space you are in. Left turners are near the centerline : Left turners are near the centerline To change your position scan & signal Principles of Traffic Law : Principles of Traffic Law Never be a wrong-way rider When we get more bikes... : When we get more bikes... Businesses embrace bicycling : Businesses embrace bicycling Creativity : Creativity Cyclists want function : Cyclists want function Don't forget schools : Don't forget schools Slide 59: Bicycling As Transportation Slide 60: Des Moines Iowa City Cedar Falls/Waterloo Quad Cities Fort Dodge Cedar Rapids Breakfast Station : Breakfast Station Try it once and you are hooked : Try it once and you are hooked Try it once and you are hooked : Try it once and you are hooked Media Event : Media Event Safe Routes to School : Safe Routes to School Safe Routes to School programs : Make walking and bicycling safe ways to get to school Encourage more children to walk and bike to school Safe Routes to School programs The Good: : The Good: Communities are taking action on behalf of their kids Encouragement : Increases popularity of walking and biking Is an easy way to start SRTS programs Emphasizes fun of walking and biking Encouragement Encouragement : Encouragement Education : Teaches safety skills Creates safety awareness Fosters life-long safety habits Includes parents, neighbors and other drivers Education Enforcement : Enforcement Increases awareness of pedestrians and bicyclists Improves driver behavior Helps children follow traffic rules Decreases parent perceptions of danger Engineering : Engineering Creates safer settings for walking and biking Can influence the way people behave What is a Complete Street? : What is a Complete Street? A Complete Street is safe, comfortable and convenient for travel via automobile, foot, bicycle, and transit. A Complete Street: : Offers a full range of travel choices A Complete Street: A Complete Street: : Offers a full range of travel choices Connects to a network that offers choices A Complete Street: A Complete Street: : Offers a full range of travel choices Connects to a network that offers choices Is fully accessible to all: kids, seniors and people with disabilities A Complete Street: A Complete Street: : Offers a full range of travel choices Connects to a network that offers choices Is fully accessible to all: kids, seniors and people with disabilities Supports & contributes to life in pleasant, convenient neighborhoods A Complete Street: Most states don’t build Complete Streets : Most states don’t build Complete Streets 2000 FHWA Guidance: “Bicycling and walking facilities will be incorporated into all transportation projects unless exceptional circumstances exist.” Few states follow this guidance. Completing the Streets: State Action : Completing the Streets: State Action Oregon state law: “…footpaths and bicycle trails… shall be provided wherever a highway, road or street is being constructed, reconstructed, or relocated.” A minimum of 1% of state highway funds go to bicycling and walking. Iowa Policies : Iowa Policies Cascade Iowa City (includes transit)‏ Johnson County Council of Governments Complete Streets Act of 2008 introduced Completing the Streets: Local Action : 95 % of arterial streets in Corvallis (OR) have bike lanes Completing the Streets: Local Action Completing the Streets: Local Action : Completing the Streets: Local Action Boulder, Colorado is building all arterials as multi-modal corridors for auto, pedestrian, bicycle, and transit use. Slide 85: Bike lanes encourage bike commuting Portland Oregon 1990: Slide 86: Bike lanes encourage bike commuting:Portland Oregon 2000: Isn’t it expensive? : Isn’t it expensive? “The cost is incremental or minimal in terms of the overall construction costs for a new facility.” Whit Clement, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Slide 88: Bike Facility Design Conference Slide 89: Local Successes The many types of Complete Streets : The many types of Complete Streets The many types of Complete Streets : The many types of Complete Streets The many types of Complete Streets : The many types of Complete Streets bike lanes aren’t always needed‏ The many types of Complete Streets : The many types of Complete Streets The many types of Complete Streets : The many types of Complete Streets Slide 97: Is this supported in design manuals? Slide 98: Is this supported in design manuals? Slide 99: Bringing in the other needed ingredients: Start with a stark, plain street Slide 100: Bringing in the other needed ingredients: Narrow travel lanes, add a bike lane Slide 101: Bringing in the other needed ingredients: Add a median, trees and some texture Slide 102: Bringing in the other needed ingredients: Bring the buildings in closer Slide 103: Bringing in the other needed ingredients: Make sure the buildings face the street Slide 104: Bringing in the other needed ingredients: Bring in more buildings (infill)‏ Slide 105: Bringing in the other needed ingredients: The street now has a life! Policy Elements : Policy Elements Specifies all users: Pedestrians, Bicyclists, Transit and Motorists of all ages/abilities Policy Elements : Policy Elements Creates a comprehensive, Integrated, connected network. Policy Elements : Policy Elements Recognizes the need for flexibility – all streets are different. Policy Elements : Policy Elements Is adoptable by all agencies to cover all roads. Policy Elements : Policy Elements Applies to new and retrofit projects for entire ROW. Policy Elements : Policy Elements Makes any exceptions specific with a clear procedure that requires high-level approval. Policy Elements : Policy Elements Directs the use of the latest and best design standards. Policy Elements : Policy Elements Directs solutions fit in the context of the community. Policy Elements : Policy Elements Establishes performance standards with measurable outcomes. What we would like to see : What we would like to see Join the movement : Join the movement

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