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Transportation Matters - February 28, 2019

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Transportation Matters - February 28, 2019

PalmBeachTPA.org                  February 28, 2019
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News and Announcements

WPB Bike-to-Work Week - March 11-15

Bike to Work Week - City of West Palm Beach

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Bike-to-Work Day - March 15

Bike-to-Work Day Ride - March 15, 2019

As has been the practice in past years, the Palm Beach TPA will coordinate a group bike ride into downtown West Palm Beach and will participate as an exhibitor in the City Hall courtyard to celebrate Bike-to-Work Day on Mar. 15. Click here for the details and route of the group ride from the north, coordinated by the TPA.

Upcoming Project Meeting

 I-95 Interchange and Along Northlake Blvd. - Tue., March 26

5:30 - 7:30 PM Open House Workshop (no formal presentation)
Meeting location: Burns Road Recreation Center Auditorium
4404 Burns Rd., Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410 (Click for Google Maps)

FDOT will host a workshop to discuss proposed modifications to the interchange at I-95 and Northlake Blvd., and along Northlake Blvd.from Military Trail to Silverthorne Drive. 

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Click here to review details of FDOT meetings and proposed projects in FDOT District Four.

Recent Events

Safe Streets Summit 

2019 Safe Streets Summit Award Winners

Award winners (left to right): Steve Braun (Florida Dept. of Transportation, District Four); Commissioner Lawrence Sofield and Mayor Michael Ryan (City of Sunrise); Patrice Gillespie (Miami Downtown Development Authority); Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez (City of Doral); Ana Maria Aponte (City of West Palm Beach); Mayor Maria Marino (City of Palm Beach Gardens); Raphael Clemente (West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority)

On February 25-26, 2019, the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA) came together to host the 2019 Safe Streets Summit. More than 500 transportation professionals, elected officials, community partners, and other advocates of safer streets and improved access to multimodal transportation gathered at the InterContinental Miami Hotel. They participated in dynamic sessions focused on tools, policies, and implementation strategies needed for advancing Complete Streets projects. Complete Streets are streets that are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclist, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities.

The two-day event included a full conference day featuring nationally-recognized speakers including former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (currently serving as the Chief Policy Officer at Lyft), Emiko Atherton (Director of National Complete Streets Coalition at Smart Growth America), and Darcy Kitching (Walk2Connect Cooperative).

The second day featured five separate mobile workshop tours that highlighted different parts of Miami-Dade County to focus on transportation and built environment efforts that also promote economic development, livability, and access to transportation options, both locally and regionally. The workshop tours included the City of Coral Gables, the City of Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, the Brightline MiamiCentral station, and The Underline. Co-hosted with Walk2Connect, AARP, and the Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative, the Safe, Connected Age-Friendly Communities walking tour highlighted features of a city that is livable for all ages.

The annual Safe Streets Awards ceremony recognized local Complete Streets individual and community champions from each county. The recently completed Clematis Streetscape project in downtown West Palm Beach was selected as the best Complete Streets project for the entire region by attendees. The Palm Beach TPA presented awards to recognize Raphael Clemente as its Complete Streets Champion and the City of Palm Beach Gardens as its Complete Streets Community. 

Safe Streets Summit Award Winners from Palm Beach County

Palm Beach County Awards
Left to right:
Complete Streets Champion
Raphael Clemente (West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority)

Complete Streets Community
City of Palm Beach Gardens represented by M
ayor Maria Marino, Natalie Crowley and Chelsea Reed, Nick Uhren (Palm Beach TPA)

People's Choice Award  Winning Project: Clematis Streetscape, West Palm Beach

 

People's Choice Award
The recently completed Clematis Streetscape project in downtown West Palm Beach was selected by conference attendees as the 
best Complete Streets project of the region.

Safe Streets Summit People's Choice Award for Best Project

 

People's Choice Award
The People's Choice award was accepted by (left to right) Raphael Clemente (West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority), Kenneth Garcia (Dover Kohl), Ana Maria Aponte (City of West Palm Beach) and Chris Roog (City of West Palm Beach)

TPA Governing Board and Committees

Wed., March 6 - Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Wed., March 6 - Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

 Thu., March 7 - Bicycle/Trailways/ Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC) 

 Thu., March 21 - TPA Governing Board
Location (this meeting only):
Palm Springs Village Hall, 226 Cypress Lane, Palm Springs, FL 33461 (Click for Google Maps)

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The 2019 calendar of TPA meetings is available at PalmBeachTPA.org/calendar

Go to PalmBeachTPA.org/Meeting to access online agendas and backup materials (posted one week in advance of each meeting), and presentations, minutes and audio recordings of past meetings of the Governing Board, advisory committees, and the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board. Members of the public are encouraged to attend all meetings of these Boards and committees, as well as ad hoc committee meetings or workshops publicly noticed on PalmBeachTPA.org

Transportation Projects and Highlights

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 Request Palm Beach TPA presentations and exhibits:
Public Relations Manager Malissa Booth

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