“Broward County’s efforts to promote and implement Complete Streets began in earnest when County staff presented the concept of Complete Streets to the Broward County Board of County Commissioners in 2009. Since that time, a number of County agencies, the Broward MPO, municipalities and other partners have been working to develop Complete Streets design guidelines, update codes and the Comprehensive Plan, identify and allocate funding and ultimately construct projects.”
“A Complete Streets Team was developed and has been working with its partners to continue the implementation of Complete Streets projects. Most recently, on June 10, 2014, the Broward County Board of County Commissioners adopted Complete Streets policies into the Broward County Comprehensive Plan. A number of municipalities have adopted resolutions in support of the concept and are working toward adopting policies into their comprehensive plans…”
The images below were taken on February 3 2015 at the groundbreaking ceremony in Hollywood Florida. The south side of Sheridan Street between 66th Avenue and 70th Avenue would see new sidewalks shortly.
Excerpt from FortLauderdale.gov:
“Through our Citywide Vision and Strategic Plan, Fort Lauderdale is building a strong, resilient and sustainable community.
Today, our vision is taking shape at Mills Pond Park (2201 NW 9 Avenue), home to the City’s first wind turbines and electric
vehicle charging stations! This exciting green initiative will save energy, conserve natural resources, and protect and preserve
our environment. The $221,000 project is being funded by a federal energy efficiency and conservation block grant.” More info
A few months ago I saw a crew setting up what looked like a bike rental stall/station near the Performing Arts Centre in Fort Laudeerdale. Some time later I found out that Broward’ County has embraced a bike-sharing program that has been in place in many cities across America.
On Wednesday December 2011 Broward County and the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Pompano Beach, Dania Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea and Hallandale launched a bike sharing program A company called B-cycle supplied 200 bikes initially.
Here are some interesting facts about Broward.Bcycle.com
“In our first year of operation, B-cycle helped you burn 3.4 MILLION calories and kept 87,804 lbs of carbon dioxide from entering our atmosphere.”
- “Our B-team is working 7 days a week to make sure you always have a tuned & ready B-cycle. We service 275 bicycles at 27 stations in 6 cities in Broward County, FL – and growing. More than 26,000 people have explored these cities by B-cycle!”