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  1. Complete Streets Dom Nozzi, AICP dom@walkablestreets.com www.walkablestreets.com http://domz60.wordpress.com/

  2. On many roads…“Barrier Effect”Zero Sum

  3. What is a Complete Street? Safe, comfortable & convenient for travel by car, foot, bicycle, & transit

  4. Who wants Complete Streets? Majority of Americans would rather drive less & walk more Transit is growing faster than population or driving About one-third of Americans don’t drive: 21% of Americans over 65. All children under 16. Many low income Americans cannot afford automobiles.

  5. Older Americans More than 50% of non-drivers stay at home on a given day because they lack transportation options.

  6. People with disabilities Complete Streets improve mobility for disabled people and reduce the need for expensive para-transit service

  7. Health • Americans move… without moving • 60% of adults are at risk for diseases associated with inactivity: • Obesity • Diabetes • High blood pressure • Other chronic diseases

  8. The environment • Fewer emissions • Less noise pollution • Less wear & tear on our roads • Less need to widen roads

  9. Economic activity • Complete streets increase home values and help revitalize commercial areas

  10. Re-allocating $ and Space

  11. Streets work better Before Edgewater Drive – Orlando, FL

  12. Streets work better After Edgewater Drive – Orlando, FL

  13. Streets people will want

  14. Streets people will want

  15. Context-Sensitive SolutionsOne Size Does Not Fit All Complete Streets doesn’t mean every street has sidewalks, bike lanes and transit

  16. Permission

  17. Default

  18. Inducing Bicycling & Walking Scarce & Priced Car Parking (cash-out) Proximity (MU, density) Relatively high gas prices (gas tax) Slower Speeds (attentive, not forgiving) Full-time staff One-Way to Two-Way Keep streets & intersections small (rd diet those that are now too big)

  19. Transformative Moment • Faltering national economy. • Increasing gas prices (Plan B). • Obesity epidemic. • Growing awareness that quality of life is an engine. • Global warming & sustainability.

  20. Status Nationally • In 2008, 20 communities adopted CS policies. • So far in 2009, 12 more have done so. • Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) & Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D, CA-5) introduced the Complete Streets Act of 2009 in March. • Lrg % of CS workshops are sponsored by health organizations

  21. Dom Nozzi, AICP dom@walkablestreets.com www.walkablestreets.com