Complete Streets is a nationally recognized term referring to streets and sidewalks that are designed, operated and maintained to enable safe and convenient access and travel for all users – pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and people of all ages and abilities, as well as freight and motor vehicle drivers.
The Palm Beach MPO aims to achieve a safe and convenient transportation network by implementing Complete Streets within the context of our county’s diverse communities. The Palm Beach MPO seeks to promote Complete Streets by prioritizing the funding of Complete Streets infrastructure projects, providing educational opportunities, and encouraging local jurisdictions to adopt and implement local Complete Streets policies.
The Palm Beach MPO Board adopted its Complete Streets Policy on March 17, 2016. Click on the image to the right to view the presentation.
A Complete Streets ad hoc working group was formed to assist in the development of local Complete Streets Design Guidelines. The group also shares information about Complete Streets project opportunities, implementation successes, challenges and lessons learned. Anyone is welcome to participate. Meetings are held at the Palm Beach MPO offices located on the 4th Floor of the Palm Beach County Vista Center, 2300 N. Jog Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411.
For more information or to be added to the distribution for meeting announcements, contact Valerie Neilson 561.478.5743, VNeilson@PalmBeachMPO.org
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The DRAFT FDOT Complete Streets Handbook and the DRAFT FDOT Design Manual are also available for review and comment at www.FLCompleteStreets.com. Please submit any questions or comments regarding these documents through the www.FLCompleteStreets.com website survey no later than May 26, 2017.
Following its adoption of a Complete Streets Policy in Sep. 2014, the Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) released its Complete Streets Implementation Plan in December 2015. These policy and guidance changes will provide additional tools for state and local agencies to design roads that are safer for users of all ages and abilities including pedestrians and bicyclists in addition to motorists. In addition to safety, complete street designs will promote quality of life, enhance property values, encourage physical activity and reduce negative environmental impacts.