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The Palm Beach TPA Governing Board adopted its Complete Streets Policy on March 17, 2016.
The Palm Beach TPA encourages local municipalities to adopt a Complete Streets Policy and has created a Model Complete Streets Policy and Policy Development Guidance that can be tailored to fit each municipality as appropriate. More information regarding Complete Streets policies can be found on the National Complete Streets Coalition's website. To add your local Complete Streets Policy to the National Complete Streets Policy Inventory, email a copy to: email@example.com.
The Palm Beach TPA Governing Board adopted its Complete Streets Design Guidelines on Oct. 19, 2017. These Guidelines were developed with the assistance of a Complete Streets ad hoc working group, consisting of local transportation agency partners and advocates, that met over the period of a year following the adoption of the TPA's Complete Streets Policy to provide input as well as review and identify national best practices.
Complete Streets is a nationally recognized term referring to roadways that are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities.
The Palm Beach TPA aims to achieve a safe and convenient transportation network by implementing Complete Streets within the context of our county’s diverse communities. The Palm Beach TPA seeks to promote Complete Streets by prioritizing the funding of Complete Streets infrastructure projects, providing educational opportunities, and encouraging municipalities to adopt and implement local Complete Streets policies.
To learn more about Complete Streets, visit the National Complete Streets Coalition website at: https://smartgrowthamerica.org/program/national-complete-streets-coalition/
For more information about the TPA's Complete Streets efforts, contact Valerie Neilson at (561) 478-5743 or VNeilson@PalmBeachTPA.org.
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Following its adoption of a Complete Streets Policy in Sep. 2014, the Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) released its Complete Streets Implementation Plan in December 2015. FDOT's policy and guidance provide additional tools for state and local agencies to design roads that are safer for users of all ages and abilities including pedestrians and bicyclists in addition to motorists. In addition to safety, Complete Streets designs will promote quality of life, enhance property values, encourage physical activity and reduce negative environmental impacts. In 2017, FDOT updated its Design Manual to include Complete Streets and created a Context Classification Manual. For more information about FDOT's Complete Streets efforts visit: www.FLCompleteStreets.com