Broward Complete Streets Initiative
About This Initiative:
The Broward Regional Health Planning Council (BRHPC) was awarded a Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grant to create healthy and safe places in Broward County that are supportive of active lifestyles by “establishing ‘Complete Streets’ community design standards to make streets safe for all users, including those who walk, ride bikes and use public transportation.” As a result of this grant, BRHPC created the Transforming Our Community’s Health (TOUCH) Initiative, where Broward’s 31 municipalities soon will have the tools necessary to design streets that balance all modes of transportation. Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, Smart Growth Partnership and Urban Health Partnerships will be working collaboratively to develop and implement the community design standards that encourage complete streets and Smart Growth Cities. In Phase I, UHP facilitated the creation of the Broward Complete Streets Guidelines which were approved by the Broward MPO and are now being implemented in Phase II. Currently, UHP’s role is providing technical assistance to cities who want to implement Complete Streets as well as to the county as a whole.
On March 12, 2013 the Broward County Commission unanimously approved Complete Streets, click here to learn more.
Realizing Complete Streets In Your Community – From Guidelines to Safer, Healthier Streets
Recent Broward Complete Streets events took place on November 7, 2012. These events featured National Complete Streets Expert Ryan Snyder, author of dozens of municipal bike/pedestrian plans across the nation and coordinator of the Living Streets National Model. Click here to access the event materials and learn more.
Download the Broward Complete Streets Guidelines for Free