Urban HealthPartnerships, the Program Manager for the Broward Complete Streets Initiative, is proud to see Broward’s first municipality adopt the Broward Complete Streets Guidelines.
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Deerfield Beach: 1st to Adopt Guidelines for Safer Streets
DEERFIELD BEACH – The Deerfield Beach City Commission takes a major step to create safer and more enjoyable streets in its city. The Commission recently voted unanimously to adopt the Deerfield Beach Complete Streets Guidelines. Deerfield Beach is the first city in the state of Florida and among the first in the nation to adopt comprehensive complete streets guidelines.
The Guidelines will provide a reference for city staff to use when designing streets projects to ensure that roads are safe and enjoyable for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists and transit users.
The Deerfield Beach Complete Streets Guidelines are based on the Broward Complete Streets Guidelines, which were endorsed by the county’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in July of 2012 and adopted by the Broward County Commission in March of 2013.
The Guidelines are the first step towards creating secure and more enjoyable streets in Deerfield Beach. A Complete Streets Plan is being created, which will outline target areas within the City that could be improved with elements, such as crosswalk improvements, bicycle facilities, and trees along the streets for extra shade. Staff will then be able to apply the design elements within the Complete Streets Guidelines to street projects at locations identified in the Complete Streets Plan.
Deerfield Beach is proud to be the first city in Broward County to adopt these guidelines and lead the way in creating a healthier community by making our streets complete.
For more information about Complete Streets or to download the Guidelines, please visit the City’s website at www.Deerfield-Beach.com/completestreets.
For more information about Broward Complete Streets, click here: browardcompletestreets.org.