Meeting Schedule Revisions Announced
Please note the following schedule revisions:
- Meeting cancellations:
- MPO Advisory Committee Meetings, March 4 & 5, 2015, have been cancelled. Next meetings are April 1 & 2, 2015.
- MPO Board Meeting, March 19, 2015 has been cancelled. Next meeting is April 16, 2015.
- Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB) meeting has been rescheduled until March 25, 2015, at 3:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the offices of Palm Tran Connection, 50 S. Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415. The agenda will be posted a week in advance. Click here.
March is Bicycle Month in Florida!
Join the Palm Beach MPO as we celebrate Bicycle Month throughout March, to "Live More, Drive Less." Bicycling events and activities include the following:
- BikePalmBeach.org is a new website recently launched by the Palm Beach MPO to provide a centralized source for bicycling related activities and events going on throughout Palm Beach County. Anyone can fill out an online form to suggest an event to be added to the calendar. Following are a few of the events already listed on the website:
- Bike to Work Week - March 9-13, presented by the City of West Palm Beach. Register to win prizes including gift cards, and join others on Bike to Work Day on Friday, March 13, between 7:00 - 9:00 am in the City Hall Courtyard. Click for event flyer.
- Bike Rodeo in the Westgate community on Saturday, March 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. This free event, sponsored by the Palm Beach MPO and the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Auxillary, will teach bicycle safety for kids and families. Check the website for details.
- A proclamation naming March as Bicycling Month was presented by the Palm Beach MPO Board on February 19, 2015. A similar proclamation will be presented by the Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners on March 10, 2015.
Local Mayors Join the USDOT Mayor's Challenge for Safer People, Safer Streets
So far, three local Mayors have answered the challenge to mayors and local elected officials by USDOT Secretary Anthony Foxx to take significant action over the next year to improve safety for bicycle riders and pedestrians of all ages and abilities. The Palm Beach MPO recognizes the following mayors for their leadership:
- Boca Raton Mayor Susan Haynie
- Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein
- Tequesta Mayor Abby Brennan
Click to learn about the Mayors' Challenge. Mayors' Challenge participants will be invited to attend the Mayors' Summit for Safer People, Safer Streets in March, and their cities will spend a year helping their communities undertake seven activiteis to improve safety. The challenge is based on the 2010 USDOT Policy Statement on Bicycle and Pedestrian Accommodation.
Public Notice of 45-day Comment Period on Proposed 2015 Updates to the MPO's Public Involvement Plan (PIP)
Click here to review the Draft 2015 PIP Updates proposed for the MPO's Public Involvement Plan, to be considered by the MPO Board on April 16, 2015, and for ways to provide public comments.
New Guide Offers Ideas to Communities for Safer Walking and Biking
View/ download the guide: "A Resident's Guide for Creating Safer Communities for Walking and Bicycling"
The Federal Highway Administration just released a free guide offering step-by-step instructions for residents and community groups looking to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety, access, and comfort.
2015 Application Schedule Announced for the the Local Initiatives (LI) Program and the Transportation Alternatives (TA) Program (including Safe Routes To School)
The Palm Beach MPO announces availability of 2015 applications and related documents for the following funding programs for projects within Palm Beach County:
Local Initiatives (LI)
Transportation Alternatives (TA) including Safe Routes to School
Click for additional workshop details, program requirements and application deadlines.
Directions 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Adopted October 16, 2014
The MPO Board adopted the Directions 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) at a public meeting held October 16, 2014. Click for more information and to review the document.
Pantano Trail Now Open West of Jupiter
The Pantano Trail - west of Jupiter - opened on August 5, 2014, for hikers, bicyclists and equestrians. More than 65 attended the opening ceremony, many riding horses and bicycles. The Pantano Trail is accessible from Riverbend Park on the south side of Indiantown Road, west of I-95. This first phase of the Pantano Trail was constructed and will be maintained by Palm Beach County's Environmental Resources Management. Click for more information.