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Interim Report to the U.S. Congress on the Nonmotorized Transportation Pilot Program SAFETEA-LU Section 1807


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Last Updated May 21, 2008

Since the Interim Report to Congress was issued, the four communities involved in the pilot program have provided an update on their projects. These updates are presented below:

  City of Columbia Marin County
Automobile Vehicle Miles Traveled11 831,470,000 2,223,546,818
  City of Minneapolis Sheboygan County
Status of Plans for Projects
  • $7.3M programmed as of spring 2007
  • County's Comprehensive Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan identifies nonmotorized priorities
Approach to Management
  • "Transit for Livable Communities" manages NTPP, advised by "Bike-Walk Advisory Committee" (B-WAC)

  • 3 B-WAC subcommittees (Planning; Communications; and Facilities and Operations)

  • Joint Resources & Transportation Committee of the County Board of Supervisors oversees program

  • Citizens Advisory and Technical Committee (CATC) provides guidance

Existing Bike/Ped Facilities
Project Mix
  • 25 infrastructure projects
  • 8 planning projects
  • 3 promotional projects
  • 20 infrastructure projects
  • 5 promotional or educational projects
  • 2 planning studies
Project Selection Criteria
  • Points-based system developed by advisory committees
  • Developed by Staff, CATC and approved by Joint Resources Committee
Leveraged Funds / Prospects for Leveraging Funds
  • N/A
  • STP-Urban, STP-Rural, CMAQ and CHIP were used to fund Phase 1 bicycle/ pedestrian facilities of a three phase project. NTPP funds have been allocated for Phases 2 & 3. State partnership for a SRTS project, and possible leveraging of funds w/ CDC for data collection and subsequent studies
Project Type Project Status
  • Bike rack installation at County facilities as well as countywide bicycle parking initiative for other destinations (i.e., commercial areas, churches, schools, parks, etc.)
  • Town of Sheboygan bicycle/pedestrian facility on Mueller Road
  • City of Sheboygan bike racks on buses
  • City of Plymouth sidewalk construction on Eastern Avenue and Highland Avenue
  • Village of Howards Grove sidewalk construction and bike lane striping on Millersville Road between Elk Street and Highway 32
  • Village of Oostburg sidewalk on north side of school district campus from 6th to 8th Street
  • Countywide bike lane striping initiative for urban areas
  • Paved shoulders on County Highway A/J in the Village of Elkhart Lake
  • Paved shoulders on Sunset Drive in the City of Plymouth connecting the City with large employers including Sargento
  • Village of Random Lake/Town of Sherman pathways, paved shoulders, and sidewalks - eliminates school busing to surrounding neighborhoods
  • Sidewalks, pathways, and bike lane striping on Audubon Road and Mill Street in the Village of Howards Grove
  • Paved shoulders on CTH A connecting the Village of Howards Grove with Lakeland College
  • Paved shoulders on CTH PP connecting the City of Plymouth with new industrial park
  • Village of Adell sidewalk network updates
  • CTH O updates to include sidewalks, bike lanes, and paved shoulders
  • City of Sheboygan Falls Comprehensive build-out to include bike lanes, road diets, pathways, sidewalk gap updates, and signage
  • Village of Cedar Grove sidewalks and bike lanes on South Main Street - eliminates school busing to surrounding neighborhoods
  • Village of Cedar Grove pathway between new subdivisions and school campus - eliminates school busing to surrounding neighborhoods
All projects are funded
Education / Promotion
  • Village of Elkhart Lake Safe Routes to Schools
  • Bike to Work Week focusing on the city of Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Plymouth, and the village of Kohler
  • Countywide "walk and bike to school days" (two events each year)
  • Association of Pedestrian & Bicycle Professional/League of American Cyclists Bicycle Friendly Community Workshops
  • WE Bike, etc. law enforcement training program
All projects are funded
Planning / Research / Policy
  • Countywide planning for the Safe Routes to School program
  • Update of the comprehensive pedestrian and bicycle plan to better enable Sheboygan County to plan for the programs and projects that move forward as part of the NTPP. The plan extends past the end of the NTPP to help the county continue to enhance its pedestrian and bicycle programs well into the future.

Updates related to Spokane, WA, the comparison site:
The original report included values for the City of Spokane, WA instead of values for Spokane County. The updates listed below provide updates with the values for Spokane County.

  Spokane (Control)
Geographic Area (sq mi) 1764
Persons per sq mi 241.3
Total 425,684
% enrolled in college or grad school 7.2
Total population 25 and older 276,887
Less than high school 10.9
High school or equivalence 26.8
Some college, no degree 27.2
Associate or bachelors degree 26.4
Grad or professional degree 8.7
Total # of households 163,611
Less than $ 25,000 32.2
$ 25,000-49,999 32.1
$ 50,000-74,999 19.3
$ 75,000-99,999 8.5
$ 100,000 or more 7.9
Median household income (2006 $)4 $45,145
White (alone) 88.4
Black (alone) 1.3
Asian (alone) 2.1
Other race or multi-racial 4.1
Hispanic (any race) 3.1
Total # of workers 16 and over 191,195
Car, truck or van -- drive alone 76.7
Car, truck or van -- carpool 12.3
Public (includes taxi) 2.8
Walk 2.8
Other means 1.2
Worked at home 4.1
Mean travel time (minutes) 21.2
Bike commute (MSA) 0.57
Total # occupied units 175,005
Owner occupied 65.5
Renter occupied 34.5
Average household size 2.5
Households with own child under 18 34.7
Average number of vehicles per household (owner-occupied units) 1.6
Average number of vehicles per household (renter-occupied units) 1.3

Chart showing population rates in the following 6 communities: Minneapolis; 6,957, Average Among Pilots; 2,829, Marin; 1,920, Spokane (Control); 241, Sheboygan; 219.

This figure displays the educational attainment for Minneapolis, Columbia, Marin County, and Sheboygan. It also shows the average across these four communities as well as for Spokane, the control community. For each community except for Sheboygan, the majority of adults 25 years old and older have at least some college education.

Graph showing Median Household Income in 2006 dollars for the following 5 communities plus the average: Marin; $86,286, Columbia; $63,273, Average Among Pilots; $62,865, Sheboygan; $55,951, Minneapolis; $45,952, Spokane (Control); $45,146

Graph showing average commute times in Minutes for the following 5 communities plus the average: Columbia; 15, Sheboygan; 17, Spokane (Control); 21, Average Among Pilots; 22, Minneapolis; 22, Marin; 32

This figure displays the method that workers at least 16 years old use to commute in Minneapolis, Columbia, Marin County, and Sheboygan. The figure also displays an average across these 4 communities and the same numbers for Spokane, the control community. For each location, the majority of commuting is done by single occupancy vehicle. The average across the 4 pilot communities is that 5 percent work at home, 5 percent walk, 7 percent take transit, 11 percent carpool, 71 percent drive alone, and 2 percent use some other means. The data for Spokane are very similar to these averages.

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