2015 Study: How CNY Moves



CNY Bike Groups/Programs
Euclid Bike Lane Advocacy organization https://www.facebook.com/euclid.bikelane?hc_location=ufi
‘Pedal to Possibilities’ at Brady Faith: Cycling group
‘Bikes for Peace’ – Syracuse Peace Council bike repair
I Can Bike Camp for people with disabilities
The Park Tool School at Mello Velo: a bicycle repair and maintenance course
2015 Syracuse Bicycle Women on Wheels – instructional, no drop” cycling program
SUNY ESF Bike Library: campus bike rental program


Secretary Foxx Challenges Mayors to a Complete Streets Approach
Article focuses on getting US Mayors to focus on making the streets safer for those who walk and bike around their cities in an effort to reduce bicyclist fatalities.

Algorithm gets bikes to where people need them
This article describes the company Citi Bike’s usage in New York City and the need to balance where the bikes are located throughout the city.

The Next Wave of Bike-Share Innovations May Focus on Equity
The article addresses the issue of bike-sharing programs that require a bank account and credit cards to participate in these programs. By allowing participants to pay in a cash option cities are moving to encourage low income citizens to sign up.

Learning to Ride a Bike Isn’t Child’s Play
The article describes a bike school in France that teaches kids how to ride a bike as an alternative form of transportation.

Read This If you are Thinking of Riding Your Bike in the Snow
This article describes the rise of winter biking in Milwaukee, WI and how the city is moving to accommodate for this rise for example by plowing bike lanes and installing bike traffic counters.

Two-Wheeling in the Tundra
The article describes tips to safety bike during the winter in Syracuse including watching out for motorists, find shortcuts to avoid hills, and wear bright clothing and what type of bike you should by for riding in the winter.

Crowdfunding a Bike Project
The article describes a crowdfunding campaign in Denver and the goals and purpose of the campaign and tips to help others start off.

St. Paul Sets Out to Make Streets Safer for Young and Old
Article describes a public works project in St. Paul, MI to make its streets safer for physical activity including improving pedestrian and biking infrastructure.

Outer London’s Huge Bike Plan Could Break the Cycle of Bad Suburban Transit
This article describes London’s attempt to increase bike usage in the suburbs because of a lack of good transits services.

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes
This article uses charts to review 12 cities around the world who have shifted to improve biking infrastructure. Charts include the information from a business perspective including growth of the area and how much people spend in stores depending on what transportation service they use.

Bikeshare systems: Recent research on their growth, users’ demographics and their health and societal impacts
The review provides insight into the demographics of bikeshare users, the reasons behind system growth as well as factors holding back system adoption, the impact it has on reducing car use, and the relationship between bikeshare and road safety.

Coexisting with Bicyclists – Ten Rules for Drivers- Edmunds.com

NYS DMV website – Chapter 11 – Sharing the Road

People for Bikesadvocacy group website

Disabled in DC: How Taxis and Uber Might Be Worsening the Paratransit Problem

Erie Canalway Trail Syracuse Connector Route Project
This report details the proposed Erie Canalway Trail Syracuse Connector Route Project which involves expanding on the current Erie Canalway Trail into Syracuse to create a path for off-road traffic(i.e walkers, bikers, joggers, etc.).
Appendix A: http://smtcmpo.org/docs/reports/ECT_AppendixA_PublicParticipation_FINAL.pdf
Appendix B: http://smtcmpo.org/docs/reports/ECT_AppendixB_October2011FieldworkMaps_FINAL.pdf
Appendix C: http://smtcmpo.org/docs/reports/ECT_AppendixC_Survey%20Appendix_FINAL.pdf

SMTC Bicycle Commuter Corridor Study
This report details the Bicycle Commuter Corridor Study that involves creating a bike corridor to like residential areas with employment centers.
Appendix: http://smtcmpo.org/docs/reports/BicycleCommuterCorridorStudy-appendices.pdf

Downtown Syracuse Transportation Demand Management Study Final Report 2011
This report details results of a study conducted under the direction of SMTC on behalf of the Downtown Committee of Syracuse, Inc.  to address growing concerns regarding commuter and visitor access to downtown Syracuse.  Research included employee surveys, employer surveys and public information sessions.

America’s Love Affair With Great City Streets
This short video details the influx on millennials into the cities and the initiatives to make cities more walkable for social interaction that would be harder to find in the suburbs.

Car Travel
U.S. car travel has been on the decline for a decade. Will cheap gas change that?
Discussing the declining rate of car travel and that decreasing gas prices will reverse this trend causing people to drive more.

How Access to Cars Could Help the Poor
For many low-income families, automobiles may be key to greater opportunity.
Article describes the pros and cons of increasing car access for low income families. Some pros is that low income families are more likely to obtain and hold a job as well. Some cons would be climate change and the initiative to reduce car usage.

How Bremen, Germany, Became a Car-Sharing Paradise The city aims to get 20,000 residents using its system by 2020.
Article describes the city of Bremen, Germany using car-sharing as a means to decrease the amount of cars in the city and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Ithaca Car Share
Ithaca Carshare is a nonprofit organization involved in increasing access to transportation and reducing the environmental; and economic impacts of car travel.

A Comeback for the Carpool
Ride-sharing has declined in recent decades, but there’s a lot that could be done to revive it. The potential savings are enormous. by Tiffany Dovey Fishman | June 8, 2015

A Zipcar That Poor People Can Afford
Car shares are often too expensive for lower-income people, so a nonprofit in Buffalo, N.Y., started its own. But insurance problems might spell the end of it. by Jane Gottlieb | June 8, 2015

The getDowntown Program provides commuting programs and services to employees and employers in downtown Ann Arbor.
Programs and services include the go!pass, Commuter Challenge, bike locker rentals, Zipcars, free commuting assistance, commuting materials, and more!

CarShare Company Competing with State Insurance Laws
By Capital Tonight Staff Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 08:23 PM EDT
The Buffalo Carshare program may come to an end this month after its insurance company decided not to renew their coverage. The service itself has a significant impact on the city. It started in 2008 and is said to currently serve more than 900 residents. The company blames its insurance situation on state law, saying regulations discourage companies from providing bulk coverage in New York state. The service’s Executive Director, Michael Galligano, joined us to explain.

Private Transportation
Homobiles: Transportation With A Social Mission
Article describes a private transportation service called Homobiles which serves the LGBT community who have faced discrimination when getting a cab or using public transit.

Multi-Modal Cities
3 Big Challenges for Planning Multi-Modal Cities: It’s just not as simple as “stop prioritizing cars.”
Emphasizes need to transform cities to allow multiple modes of transportation not just cars. Includes needs for cities to accommodate bikers, taxis, private transportation, etc.

How Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways Evolved
This article describe Seattle’s attempt to replicate Portland, Oregon’s greenway system which elevates the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.

This website describes the Commuter Challenge in Tompkins County in NY which organizes workshops and events to promote alternate forms of transit including bikes, buses, and carshare, etc.

This report describes the Sustainable Streets project’s first phase in Syracuse which is to determine current sidewalk use, conditions, and laws and ordinances in the city related to the sidewalks. The project overall is to encourage the use of multiple forms of transportation in the city including cars, buses, bikes, and walking.

Factors Influencing Transportation Choices
This article describes the factors that make you more likely to be multi-modal and be less dependent on cars including age, gender, income, education, employment status, parenthood, and neighborhood.
Millennials Love Transit Most, Boomers Still Stuck on Cars
The article describes a study that shows that Millennials and people under thirty are more likely to use public transit.

Truck Traffic
Complete-streets-vs-trucks http://dirt.asla.org/2015/01/21/complete-streets-vs-trucks/
Short article describing the conflicts between upgrading pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and delivery trucks who need offloading space.

An Analysis of OnTrack Passenger Rail in Syracuse, NY
This report gives a short overview of the history of the OnTrack passenger rail system in Syracuse and a plan for a revival and restructuring of the OnTrack system.

Disability/Elderly Transportation

The Wil-Care Transportation Service provides transportation for non-emergency medical transport for care or medical appointments for the elderly and the disabled. Services the greater Syracuse area

MAAS LLC, Medical Answering Services works with Medicaid to provide non-emergency transportation services for the elderly.

North Country Transit Feasibility Study
This report discusses transit services in rural New Hampshire and how instead of implementing a bus system for an area with few people they instead decided for specialized transportation for the elderly and the disabled and a ‘dial-to-ride” system for the general public.

Tompkins County Coordinated Transportation Planning
This report describes Tompkins County’s plan for a Coordinated Public Transit system that works with other agencies to provide transportation for their clients to help reduce the cost of transit for all.

SMTC Human Services Coordinated Plans
Appendix: http://smtcmpo.org/docs/reports/Final_Coordinated_Plan_2013.2014_Appendices.pdf

This report details the findings of the coordinated public transit – human services
transportation plan which involved identifying gaps and overlaps in public transit services and underserved population such as people with disabilities, low income citizens, and the elderly in the Syracuse area in 2013. The report recommends continuing to implement Centro’s Rides for Work program and the United We Ride Onondaga County Coalition which provides rides for seniors and those with disabilities who don’t have ready access to transportation.

Appendix: http://smtcmpo.org/Docs/2008-12_FinalCoordinatedPlanAppendices.pdf
This earlier report details the findings of the coordinated public transit – human services
transportation plan which involved identifying gaps and overlaps in public transit services and underserved population such as people with disabilities, low income citizens, and the elderly in the Syracuse area in 2008. The recommendations include expanding services for the underserved populations such as expanding the hours of transportation, and car sharing among many other recommendations.

SMTC Downtown Transportation Demand Management Study
This report describes the Downtown Syracuse Transportation Demand Management Study which was concerned with commuter and visitor access to the Downtown area.

SMTC University Hill Park& Ride Feasibility Study

Appendix: http://smtcmpo.org/docs/reports/UHill/UHillPark&RideFeasibilityStudy_appendices_LR.pdf
This report describes the University Hill Park & Ride Feasibility Study which involves expanding the viability of the University Hill looking at land use policies and transportation alternatives. Recommendations include more parking lots and an extension of shuttle services on the hill

The I-81 Challenge Transit Analyses 

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