ACT 2014 A Rideshare Regional Perspective

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  • ACT Conference, August 2014

  • About SLO Regional Rideshare

    A division of SLOCOG regions MPO

    SLO Countys only TDM + incentive program

    Regions 511 + personalized trip planning

    Regional Mobility Manager

    Chief organizer of county-wide Bike Month

    and Rideshare Month activities

    Safe Routes to School

  • SRTS in SLO County 2008 Federal Grant (K-8)

    2012 TE Grant (K-12)

    Traditional non-infrastructure program

    Partnership with Bike Coalition, Public Health

    Over 34,000 students enrolled,

    approximately 75 schools, 10 school districts

    Applied for first round of ATP funds

  • Challenges So many pencils, so little time.

    Lack of dedicated parents from one year to


    Time needed to reinvent the relationships

    Competition with other agencies doing similar


    Competition for assembly time at schools

    Over exposure of program to same schools =


    Desire to take education program to next level

    No clear way to measure success

  • Funding Shift

    State and Federal

    SRTS Funds

    Active Transportation

    Program Fund -



  • Key Developments Competition for funds changed

    Statewide: 50% of funds/25% disadvantage

    communities/40% SRTS

    Small Urban: 10% of funds for 200,000 or less/25% to

    disadvantaged communities

    Large Urban: Remaining 40% of funds to large MPOs/25%

    disadvantaged communities

    Statewide now put us in a different circle

    Data picture offered as only solution

    Collaboration between infrastructure and non-

    infrastructure programs encouraged

    MPO support now critical

  • Mission statement The Safe Routes to School Taskforce

    encourages safe, active transportation to and from all schools

    in San Luis Obispo County inspiring a healthy and environmentally

    conscious lifestyle.

  • Regional Taskforce Approach

    29 active members, quarterly meetings

    Infrastructure and non-infrastructure programs

    and projects discussed

    Better planned and more strategic oversight

    Reduces the duplication of efforts

    Increases access to resources otherwise unknown

    Combined all SRTS Education and

    Encouragement grant requests into one succinct


    Allows diversification of our program with multiple

    players on board

  • Data Picture Development Goal was to create a comprehensive profile

    and GIS Map for each public school in SLO


    Profiles would show the high-risk areas for

    walking and biking students at each surveyed

    school and be accessible to both the public

    and partner agencies.

    Comprehensive data set helps our

    infrastructure projects be more competitive for

    funding thereby increasing the entire regions SRTS chances for funding

  • SRTSII (SRTS Infrastructure Inventory)

    Rideshare led, support from planning & GIS at SLOCOG

    Planning interns from Cal Poly participated for school credit

    Design based on National SRTS Safe Neighborhood audits and customized to fit our countys unique geography

    Quantitative and qualitative evidence collected

    Tools created

    Maps and data provided to Taskforce partners and general public

  • SRTSII Data Car, pedestrian, bike and scooter counts from morning drop-offs and

    afternoon pick-ups A 2x3ft GIS Map with the mile and mile radius buffer TIMS collision data Pedestrian network data Indicators of bikeway types

    Primary and secondary entry points Traffic signals types Individual collision data incidents collected from the TIMS database

    with a Google Map showing both street and aerial views of each collision site and the noted time of incident

    Obesity data from County Public Healths mandated physical fitness tests

    Speed data from each city or county surveyed near school sites Any anecdotal data available Disadvantaged community resources

  • GIS Before & After Collision & Accident data Stop sign location Cross walk location Primary & secondary entrances of schools

  • TASK Federal SRTS Grant Program TE SRTS Grant Program

    ATP SRTS Program






    2012 2012-2013 2013-2014

    2014-2015 2015-2016

    Assemblies Provided 2 3 7 12 17 20 24

    Mini grants Awarded 2 3 4 6 15 20 25

    Trainings Accomplished 2 3 3 4 6 8 11

    International Walk to

    School Day Participants (#

    of schools)

    0 3 4 18 25 32 39

    National Bike to School Day

    Participants (# of schools)

    N/A N/A N/A 12 14 18 22

    Peer-Peer Education

    Programs Created N/A N/A N/A N/A 2 2 3

    Bike 'N' Hike Curriculum

    Participants N/A N/A N/A 1 1 2 3

    Helmet Fit Events &

    Giveaways N/A N/A N/A 4 events, 25 given

    away per event

    6 events, 40 helmets per


    6 events, 40

    helmets per event.

    8 events, 45 helmets per


    SRTS Infrastructure Inventory Study (SRTSII) Data collection, organization and analysis

    by Rideshare for use by Rideshare, the Regional Taskforce, and interested members of

    the community (parents, educators, etc).

    Phase 1: mile radius infrastructure inventory including vehicle counts, obesity,

    data, free-reduced lunch and collision data completed at 29 schools, additional

    27 schools in progress

    Phase 2: Inclusion of land use data and physical barriers in progress at all


    Infrastructure need data

    profiles will be created

    for all 66 public K - 12

    schools in SLO County by

    end of 2014 all

    information is made

    available to the public

    and partners

    Phase 3: Survey to

    public works

    offices on


    project status

    NOT ATP Funded

    Phase 4: Widening the

    current mile radius of

    study to mile radius,

    multi-day vehicle counts

    at each school, update

    of speed data and

    parent surveys

    countywide NOT ATP


    No Taskforce Regional Taskforce Formed

  • Next Steps

    ATP Application submitted in first round

    Continue to provide and share data with


    Growth of program to include on-bike training

    similar to programs in Colorado and Oregon

    Effort to include SRTS in school district wellness


    Hope is to find grant funding for a Regional

    SRTS Strategic Plan