News Updates pix

 

Lauderhill Walking Audit Report is available! 

The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) would like to extend special thanks to Lauderhill’s City Commission and staff from many departments for their personalized approach and preparing for the Walking Audit workshop. The Broward MPO extend their gratitude to the 36 individuals who participated in the Walking Audit, which was graciously hosted by the City at Sports Park.

The Lauderhill Walking Audit brought together a diverse group of participants on Thursday, September 27, 2018 to evaluate Oakland Park Boulevard from University Drive to Inverrary Boulevard/NW 56th Avenue. The Walking Audit provided an experiential hands-on exercise that evaluated the walking environment, identified pedestrian (and bicyclist) issues such as safety, access, connectivity, comfort, and convenience and identified potential alternatives or solutions such as engineering treatments, policy changes, or education and enforcement measures.

Visit Walking Audits section to download the report and learn more about this important initiative in Broward Region. 

The Broward MPO made the Top 10!

The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion’s (NCCDPHP) Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO), announces the 10 interdisciplinary regional teams that will receive travel assistance to attend the 2019 Step It Up! The purpose of the Walkability Action Institute (WAI) is to prepare interdisciplinary teams from metropolitan planning organization (MPO) regions (or other similar regional entities) to pursue policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) supports for walking and walkability. This action institute, the 2019 Step It Up! Action Institute to Increase Walking and Walkability, will be held in Decatur, GA April 22-25th. It provides the 10 finalists teams with the most up-to-date academic and applied learning methods and reinforces and supports the implementation of significant national public health policy statements promoting walking and walkability. It is also an opportunity to interface with a renowned course faculty from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), in order to provide participant teams with an optimal learning experience.

Broward County Team

• Stephanie Garcia, Associate Planner, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization
• Régine Kanzki, Division Director, Broward Regional Health Planning Council’s TOUCH-Transforming Our Community’s Health
• Bill Harris, Commissioner / Board Member, City of Dania Beach & BMPO
• Larry Wallace, Bike/Ped/Complete Streets Coordinator, Florida Department of Transportation District 4
• Ken Reinhardt, Florida Livable Communities Volunteer Lead, American Association of Retired Persons

 

For More Information

Please contact Ricardo Gutierrez at gutierrezr@browardmpo.org or (954) 876-0044 to learn more about the Broward MPO and what they are working on in your community.