ACT 2014 A Rideshare Regional Perspective

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ACT 2014 A Rideshare Regional Perspective


<ul><li><p>ACT Conference, August 2014 </p></li><li><p>About SLO Regional Rideshare </p><p> A division of SLOCOG regions MPO </p><p> SLO Countys only TDM + incentive program </p><p> Regions 511 + personalized trip planning </p><p> Regional Mobility Manager </p><p> Chief organizer of county-wide Bike Month </p><p>and Rideshare Month activities </p><p> Safe Routes to School </p></li><li><p>SRTS in SLO County 2008 Federal Grant (K-8) </p><p> 2012 TE Grant (K-12) </p><p> Traditional non-infrastructure program </p><p> Partnership with Bike Coalition, Public Health </p><p> Over 34,000 students enrolled, </p><p>approximately 75 schools, 10 school districts </p><p> Applied for first round of ATP funds </p></li><li><p>Challenges So many pencils, so little time. </p><p> Lack of dedicated parents from one year to </p><p>next </p><p> Time needed to reinvent the relationships </p><p> Competition with other agencies doing similar </p><p>programs </p><p> Competition for assembly time at schools </p><p> Over exposure of program to same schools = </p><p>boring </p><p> Desire to take education program to next level </p><p> No clear way to measure success </p></li><li><p>Funding Shift </p><p>State and Federal </p><p>SRTS Funds </p><p>Active Transportation </p><p>Program Fund - </p><p>$129M </p><p>OLD FUNDING NEW FUNDING </p></li><li><p>Key Developments Competition for funds changed </p><p> Statewide: 50% of funds/25% disadvantage </p><p>communities/40% SRTS </p><p> Small Urban: 10% of funds for 200,000 or less/25% to </p><p>disadvantaged communities </p><p> Large Urban: Remaining 40% of funds to large MPOs/25% </p><p>disadvantaged communities </p><p> Statewide now put us in a different circle </p><p> Data picture offered as only solution </p><p> Collaboration between infrastructure and non-</p><p>infrastructure programs encouraged </p><p> MPO support now critical </p></li><li><p>Mission statement The Safe Routes to School Taskforce </p><p>encourages safe, active transportation to and from all schools </p><p>in San Luis Obispo County inspiring a healthy and environmentally </p><p>conscious lifestyle. </p></li><li><p>Regional Taskforce Approach </p><p> 29 active members, quarterly meetings </p><p> Infrastructure and non-infrastructure programs </p><p>and projects discussed </p><p> Better planned and more strategic oversight </p><p> Reduces the duplication of efforts </p><p> Increases access to resources otherwise unknown </p><p> Combined all SRTS Education and </p><p>Encouragement grant requests into one succinct </p><p>program </p><p> Allows diversification of our program with multiple </p><p>players on board </p></li><li><p>Data Picture Development Goal was to create a comprehensive profile </p><p>and GIS Map for each public school in SLO </p><p>County. </p><p> Profiles would show the high-risk areas for </p><p>walking and biking students at each surveyed </p><p>school and be accessible to both the public </p><p>and partner agencies. </p><p> Comprehensive data set helps our </p><p>infrastructure projects be more competitive for </p><p>funding thereby increasing the entire regions SRTS chances for funding </p></li><li><p>SRTSII (SRTS Infrastructure Inventory) </p><p> Rideshare led, support from planning &amp; GIS at SLOCOG </p><p> Planning interns from Cal Poly participated for school credit </p><p> Design based on National SRTS Safe Neighborhood audits and customized to fit our countys unique geography </p><p> Quantitative and qualitative evidence collected </p><p> Tools created </p><p> Maps and data provided to Taskforce partners and general public </p></li><li><p>SRTSII Data Car, pedestrian, bike and scooter counts from morning drop-offs and </p><p>afternoon pick-ups A 2x3ft GIS Map with the mile and mile radius buffer TIMS collision data Pedestrian network data Indicators of bikeway types </p><p> Primary and secondary entry points Traffic signals types Individual collision data incidents collected from the TIMS database </p><p>with a Google Map showing both street and aerial views of each collision site and the noted time of incident </p><p> Obesity data from County Public Healths mandated physical fitness tests </p><p> Speed data from each city or county surveyed near school sites Any anecdotal data available Disadvantaged community resources </p></li><li><p>GIS Before &amp; After Collision &amp; Accident data Stop sign location Cross walk location Primary &amp; secondary entrances of schools </p></li><li><p>TASK Federal SRTS Grant Program TE SRTS Grant Program </p><p>ATP SRTS Program </p><p>PROPOSED </p><p>2009-2010 </p><p>2010-</p><p>2011 </p><p>2011-</p><p>2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 </p><p>2014-2015 2015-2016 </p><p>Assemblies Provided 2 3 7 12 17 20 24 </p><p>Mini grants Awarded 2 3 4 6 15 20 25 </p><p>Trainings Accomplished 2 3 3 4 6 8 11 </p><p>International Walk to </p><p>School Day Participants (# </p><p>of schools) </p><p>0 3 4 18 25 32 39 </p><p>National Bike to School Day </p><p>Participants (# of schools) </p><p>N/A N/A N/A 12 14 18 22 </p><p>Peer-Peer Education </p><p>Programs Created N/A N/A N/A N/A 2 2 3 </p><p>Bike 'N' Hike Curriculum </p><p>Participants N/A N/A N/A 1 1 2 3 </p><p>Helmet Fit Events &amp; </p><p>Giveaways N/A N/A N/A 4 events, 25 given </p><p>away per event </p><p>6 events, 40 helmets per </p><p>event. </p><p>6 events, 40 </p><p>helmets per event. </p><p>8 events, 45 helmets per </p><p>event. </p><p>SRTS Infrastructure Inventory Study (SRTSII) Data collection, organization and analysis </p><p>by Rideshare for use by Rideshare, the Regional Taskforce, and interested members of </p><p>the community (parents, educators, etc). </p><p> Phase 1: mile radius infrastructure inventory including vehicle counts, obesity, </p><p>data, free-reduced lunch and collision data completed at 29 schools, additional </p><p>27 schools in progress </p><p> Phase 2: Inclusion of land use data and physical barriers in progress at all </p><p>schools </p><p>Infrastructure need data </p><p>profiles will be created </p><p>for all 66 public K - 12 </p><p>schools in SLO County by </p><p>end of 2014 all </p><p>information is made </p><p>available to the public </p><p>and partners </p><p>Phase 3: Survey to </p><p>public works </p><p>offices on </p><p>infrastructure </p><p>project status </p><p>NOT ATP Funded </p><p>Phase 4: Widening the </p><p>current mile radius of </p><p>study to mile radius, </p><p>multi-day vehicle counts </p><p>at each school, update </p><p>of speed data and </p><p>parent surveys </p><p>countywide NOT ATP </p><p>Funded </p><p>No Taskforce Regional Taskforce Formed </p></li><li><p>Next Steps </p><p> ATP Application submitted in first round </p><p> Continue to provide and share data with </p><p>Taskforce </p><p> Growth of program to include on-bike training </p><p> similar to programs in Colorado and Oregon </p><p> Effort to include SRTS in school district wellness </p><p>policies </p><p> Hope is to find grant funding for a Regional </p><p>SRTS Strategic Plan </p></li></ul>


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