Transportation

Sierra Club sent the attached comments on the “Situation Assessment” draft written by the Consensus Building Institute (CBI). CBI was hired by the Federal Highway Administration due to the controversy on the Relocated US 32 Segments II and III.

Download the documents here.

Sierra Club CBI Comments 10.17.2014

Attachments:

Air pollution and ADHD CCAAPS Newman et al 2013

CTS14-11

Highway expansions and increases in VMT USC Study 9-30-2014

Land use policies that reduce VMT USC Study 9-30-2014

Life expectancy and air pollution NEJM 2009

Traffic and wheezing in children Bernstein 2012

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You heard it here first! But the experts now agree Greater Cincinnati needs to do more to invest in transit!  Let’s build a safer, greener transportation network. Stop the Eastern Corridor Highway! Start investing in regional transit.
http://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2014/10/09/transit-access-study/16953729/

Congratulations to Chris Curran on getting her op ed printed and a full editorial page devoted to air pollution!

http://www.cincinnati.com/story/opinion/contributors/2014/09/28/prof-exit-highway-health-problems/16410437/

That page also shows a video which was produced with the assistance of John Schneider when he was part of the Leadership Cincinnati group a few years back.

Scientists know what OKI does not: It’s high time we invest more in public transit and other green transportation choices.

STOP the Eastern Corridor Highway.

START saving the planet!

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cars-will-cook-the-planet-absent-shift-to-public-transportation/

Region’s Transportation Funding

Disproportionality Favors Cars Over All Other

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Research continues to show that Americans are driving less, but are biking, walking and using transit more. This is true in Cincinnati to the extent that transit ridership has increased in recent years.

While originally attributed to the economic downturn at the beginning of the century, these trends have continued while the economy has rebounded – leading many to believe it is an indication of new market forces being driven by aging Baby Boomers and emerging Millennials. Perhaps predictably so, governments have been slow to change with the changing economic forces.

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Newtown pans “new SR 32 route”

Posted on July 17th, 2014

Eastern Corridor Newtown letter to TID 7-14-2014

Newtown sent the following to the Hamilton County Transportation Improvement District on July 14, 2014

We have been given a copy of a proposed new route for the S.R.32 relocation/Eastern Corridor project through the Village of Newtown that, we are told, was submitted to the TID by Bob Slattery. In addition to all of the problems encompassed with this new routing, we find it interesting that the plan has a major intersection at the Wag’s Dog Park location in the Village of Newtown, that property being controlled by Mr. Slattery.

As the Mayor of the Village and Chairperson of the Newtown Community Partner Committee, we are writing to insure that the TID is aware that the Village remains steadfastly opposed to any further development of this project. We do not see where this new alignment provides any better benefit to the Village of Newtown than any of the past plans presented to us. Not only does it continue to threaten the businesses and quality of life of our Village residents, this particular version appears to cross the Little Miami River in a particularly sensitive area due to a low suitability for a river crossing, floodplain, and archeological issues. The prospect of this project going forward is devastating to the Village and to its businesses and residents. We wish to assure the TID that any proposal submitted by private parties does not represent the position of the Village nor the Community Partner Committee, nor do we believe it represents the position of the business community in the Village. The proposed project in any alignment is a detriment to the Village and we continue in our opposition to it.

Respectfully,

Curt Cosby,Mayor

Mark Kobasuk, Chairperson Newtown Community Partner Committee