Smart Growth America recently shared a Congressional hearing on the Safe Streets Act highlighting policy flexibility and safety. Click below to see the hearing.
Smart Growth America: Congressional hearing on Safe Streets Act highlights policy flexibility and safetyJune 26th, 2013 | Posted by in Access | Bikability | Complete Streets | Healthy Places | Policy | Safe Streets | Smart Growth | Urban Planning | Urbanism | Walkability - (Comments Off)
The signals are the latest to be installed in Broward, in a push to protect pedestrians at busy intersections and beach areas. Earlier this year in Fort Lauderdale, a similar system was installed at East Las Olas Boulevard and Southeast Eighth and Ninth avenues. The signal system that was recently tested in downtown Fort Lauderdale is still being evaluated. If the signals at both sites are deemed successful, officials say they may consider installing additional ones in other areas in Broward, including at Fort Lauderdale beach, said FDOT spokesman Chuck McGinness.
To read the full article, click here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/lauderdale-by-the-sea/fl-pedestrian-safety-test-20130619,0,5496672.story
The Miami- Dade County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will be hosting a series of workshops to kick off the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) update and insure everyone has an opportunity to provide input and suggestions on the plan Goals.
- June 19, 2013 – Kendale Lakes Branch Library,
15205 SW 88th Street, Miami, FL 33196, 6 PM to 8 PM
- June 25, 2013 – Coral Gables Branch Library,
3443 Segovia Street, Coral Gables, FL 33146, 6 PM to 8 PM
- June 25, 2013 – North Miami Beach Library,
1601 NE 164th Street, North Miami Beach, FL 33162, 6 PM to 8 PM
- June 26, 2013 – West Dade Regional Library,
9445 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33165, 6 PM to 8 PM
- June 26, 2013 – Cutler Bay Town Center, Council Chamber Suite 115,
10720 Caribbean Blvd., Cutler Bay, FL 33189, 6 PM to 8 PM
To RSVP for this event, please email the MPO (email@example.com) or call 305-375-4507. Walk-ins are welcome.
To learn more about the LRTP, click here: http://www.miamidade2040lrtp.com/
The University Drive Corridor is one of the most heavily traveled roadways in Broward, moving tens of thousands of people each day. It was identified in the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Long Range Transportation Plan as a premium transit corridor and the MPO has launched a transportation and livability study to identify ways to improve it.
Your input is critical in developing a plan for this important roadway. We invite you to share your ideas with us in several ways:
- Log on to www.UniversityDriveImprovements.org
- Call the University Drive Hotline at 954.653.5620
- Attend one of our upcoming public workshops:
- June 25 – Northwest Regional Library, Library Auditorium - 3151 North University Drive Coral Springs, FL 33065, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a presentation from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- June 27 – Lauderhill City Hall, Rooms 134-135 - 5581 West Oakland Park Boulevard Lauderhill, FL 33313, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a presentation from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- July 9 – El Palacio Sports Hotel, 9th Floor Ballroom – 21485 NW 27 Avenue Miami Gardens, FL 33056, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with a presentation from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Please share your thoughts with us for a chance to win a free iPad Mini! Comments received by July 15, 2013 will be entered into a drawing and will be collected via our website, over the phone or in person at workshops. Just below and share your thoughts with us.
EmergeMiami recently shared details about an upcoming Pedestrian Safety Walk in Little Havana on June 29th at 10:30am. As part of our walk they are asking that pedestrians who have been injured, and their families, to come out and join our walk to help put a personal face on this epidemic of injury and death.
This event fits well with UHP’s Safe Routes to Age in Place Initiative which is being piloted in Little Havana.
To read the full article and learn more, click here: http://www.transitmiami.com/pedestrians/pedestrian-safety-walk-in-little-havana
To learn more about Safe Routes to Age in Place, click here: http://www.saferoutestoageinplace.org
Florida Greenways Webinar Rescheduled to June 19!
The date for 1000 Friends’ “Close the Gap” Greenways and Trails webinar has been changed to Wednesday, June 19 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.
If you have already registered, you are automatically registered for the new date and time. If you have not already registered, you may do so here. We apologize for the inconvenience.
At the June 19 webinar, Foundation President Dale Allen will discuss the new “Close the Gap” Campaign to create a coast-to-coast trail system from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canaveral National Seashore. The Foundation is Florida’s chief advocacy organization for non-motorized trails. Allen will discuss the campaign and acquisition and planning strategies that local governments, planners, concerned citizens and others can use to assist with the protection of key gaps in the system. This event has been approved for 1.5 AICP CM Credits, #e.23649, and 1000 Friends has applied for CLE credits for attorneys.
GOOD recently shared an infographic on four requirements for a bikeable city. See below to learn more:
You can visit their website for more information at: http://awesome.good.is/infographics/infographic-four-requirements-for-a-bikeable-city/468
How to Increase Bicycling for Daily Travel summarizes the available evidence about effectiveness of multi-strategy approaches for increasing bicycling levels, including on-street bike lanes, off-street bike paths, and other bicycling infrastructure, educational programs, and policies. Use this brief to advocate for increasing bicycling as a way to improve people’s health and reduce air pollution, carbon emissions, congestion, noise, traffic dangers, and other harmful effects of car use. And a useful companion is our recently released brief on counting bicycles, which can be used to assess the results of interventions.
The Challenge: Only 1% of all daily trips in the United States are made by bicycle, including fewer than 1% of trips to school by children younger than age 16. However many more trips could be made by bicycle, as 40% of trips made in the United States are shorter than two miles.
Make an impact: Recognizing this potential, many government agencies and public health organizations are starting to advocate for increasing bicycling as a way to improve people’s health and reduce air pollution, carbon emissions, congestion, noise, traffic dangers, and other harmful effects of car use. Understanding the most effective strategies cities can use to increase bicycling is important.
What the findings are about: This brief summarizes the available evidence about strategies for increasing bicycling levels, including on-street bike lanes, off-street bike paths, and other bicycling infrastructure and educational programs, and offers related policy implications.
To access this full news brief and learn more, click here: http://www.activelivingresearch.org/dailybiketravel#.UZLQ5vhHB_g.twitter