The Live Well Lauderhill team has identified transportation safety and transit as a key focus area. This was confirmed by the youth leaders who are very interested in pedestrian safety. Below is information about the Broward Municipal Planning Organization, a Live Well Lauderhill Partner. See the work they are doing to create livable communities!
The Broward MPO Encourages the Development of Complete Streets
At its May 2011 meeting the Broward MPO took its first step in changing how roads are designed in Broward County. The MPO Board passed a resolution encouraging cities and implementing agencies to develop their roads as complete streets and to use the Institute of Transportation Engineers’ Guide ”Designing Walkable Urban Thoroughfares: A Context Sensitive Approach” in this effort.
How Will This Benefit You?
Complete Streets are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users. Pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities must be able to safely move along and across a complete street. Complete Streets make it easy to cross the street, walk to shops, and bicycle to work. They allow buses to run on time and make it safe for people to walk to and from bus stops and train stations.
How Do We Create Complete Streets?
Creating complete streets means transportation agencies must change their approach to planning, designing or redesigning their roads. They will need to consider bicyclists, pedestrians and transit users first, not last. They will need to think about the capacity not by how many vehicles move through the corridor, but instead by how many people are moving through the corridor. There is not a one size fits all solution and will have to be considered in the context of the community and the corridor.
For Further reading please click on this link: Dangerous By Design, Solving the Epidemic of Preventable Pedestrian Deaths (and making neighborhoods).
For more information about the Broward MPO’s Complete Streets Initiative contact Mark Horowitz at HorowitzM@browardmpo.org or 954-876-0048