Shared Vision: More Livable City

Report
Activism for a
Healthier Community
Ed Kraemer, M.D.
Chair, Livable Streets Advisory Board
Co-chair, Health Education Advisory Board
Built Environment
Public Health
Citizen Involvement & Education
Elected officials & Staff
Policy
Built Environment
Public Health
Livable Streets
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Multimodal Transportation
Connects neighborhoods/destinations
Unites instead of separating
Encourages active living
…Livable Streets principles
Envisioned Process (simplistic)
Idea
Mayor
City
Council
Livable
Streets
For
All
Actual Process…(reality!)
Health
Education
Advisory Board
Bicycle Friendly
Community
Rally –
Shawnee, KS
“Complete
Streets”
Concept
LS360 Citizens
Strategic
Planning
Process
Mayor
Buy-In
Strategic Plan
“adopted” by
Council
2008-2009
Start
Strategic Plan
“Implementation”
KPA Goal Complete Streets
KPA Goal Complete Streets
Bike/Pedestrian
Friendly
Community
Livable Streets
Planning
Committee
BFC Application/Review
Education/
Encouragement
Resolution/Policy
Draft Resolution
2010
“Honorable Mention”
Mayor
City Staff
Council Committees
Planning Commission
Park Board
Chamber
Downtown Main Street
Community Groups
City
Council
“adopted”
Resolution
Livable Streets
Advisory Board
Oct. 25th
2011…
City Council
“adopts”
Ordinance
Awards/Designations
Livable Streets
Advisory Board
Resolution
Nov. 4th
Improve BFC Designation/Achieve PFC Designation
Education/Encouragement
Review Policy Implementation
Improve Public Awareness/Safety/Enforcement
Improve Lee’s Summit Livable Streets over time
Actual Process
Health
Education
Advisory
Board
2008-2009
Strategic Plan
“adopted” by
Bicycle
Friendly
Community
Rally –
Shawnee, KS
LS360
Citizens Strategic
Planning Process
“Complete
Streets”
Concept
City Council
Start
Strategic Plan
“Implementation”
(Staff supported)
Mayor
Buy-In
KPA Goal Complete Streets
Livable Streets Planning Committee
Composition
Interested Citizens
Small Business
Developer, 2
MODOT / Traffic
Engineers, 3
Medical
Interested
Citizens, 11
City Staff
Handicapped
Education
Walker / Runner, 4
Small
Business, 8
Education, 4
Special needs, 4
Cyclists
Walker / Runner
MODOT / Traffic Engineers
Developer
City
Staff,
5
Medical, 7
Parks Board
Retired Police
KCATA
Church
National Planner
Cyclists, 6
Ed Kraemer
Subcommittees:
Education & Encouragement
Livable Streets concept
 Safe Walking/Biking/Driving
 www.livablestreetsls.com
 National Bike (and Walk) Month
 Bike to Work Week
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 Facebook: Livable Streets Lee’s Summit
LS 360
KPA Goal Complete
Streets
Actual Process
2010
Bike/Ped
Friendly
Community
Livable
Streets
Planning
Committee
“Honorable Mention”
BFC Application/Review
Education &
Encouragement
Resolution &
Policy
Draft/revise
Resolution
(feedback)
Presentations:
Mayor& City Staff
Council Committees
Planning Commission
Park Board
Chamber
Downtown Main Street
Community Groups
City Council
adopted
Resolution
(Policy)
Resolution
Livable
Streets
Advisory
Board
Livable Streets Resolution…
In a Nutshell
• City supports Livable Streets principles.
• City intends to incorporate principles into plans and
ordinances.
• Plans are expected to be followed
• Public Improvement project reports shall include:
--Summary of Livable Streets elements
--Reason for omission of any required elements
(Submitted to City Manager or Council
for consideration before project approval)
 City establishes a Livable Streets Advisory Board
Support for a
Livable Streets Resolution
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Lee’s Summit 360
Park Board
Health Education Advisory Board
Planning Commission
Downtown Main Street
Lee's Summit Medical Center Medical Staff
…and Administration
• John Knox Village
• Chamber of Commerce (supports concept)
Shared Vision:
A More
Livable
Community
(KC Metro/State of Mo)
– Walkable
– Bike Friendly
– Safe for All
How to Get there?
Livable Streets Resolution
…a great next step!
Actual Process
2011…and beyond…
Awards/Designations
Livable
Streets
Advisory
Board
Education &
Encouragement
Facilitate Livable
Streets Policy
Implementation
Evaluate & Improve BFC Designation…
Achieve WFC (Walk Friendly) Designation…
Improve Public Awareness…
Improve Safety & Enforcement…
Improve Streets Conditions (Engineering;
Bike/Ped Transportation Plan, Transit, etc.)
Review city plans (PW & Private Development)
Improve Health/Active Living over time
…with support of Mayor/Council/Staff
What do
Livable Streets
look like?
Livable Streets
Livable Street Elements:
Livable Streets
Livable Street Elements:
Livable Streets
Livable Street Elements:
Livable Streets
Livable Street Elements:
Livable Streets
Livable Street Elements:
Livable Streets
Livable Street Elements:
Livable Streets
Livable Street Elements:
Livable Streets
Livable Street Elements:
Livable Streets
Livable Street Elements:
Call to Action!
• Contact local Elected Officials
• Contact City Staff (Admin; Parks; Pub Works;
Bike/Ped Coordinator)
• Join (or start) a Citizens’ Action Group (e.g.
bike club, walking club, bike/ped committee
• Utilize “Resources” (next slide)
Citizens + Staff + Elected Officials = SUCCESS!!
Resources
Websites:
• www.completestreets.org
• www.mobikefed.org
• www.bikewalkkc.org
• www.livablestreetsls.com
• www.marc.org/bikeped/
• www.livablestreets.missouri.edu/
facebook
• Missouri Livable Streets
• Livable Streets Lee’s Summit
Print:
• Complete Streets: Best Practices (B. McCann)
• Missouri Livable Streets: 1) Design Guidelines 2) Advocacy Guide

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