Safe Streets Summit

National leaders in transportation policy, planning, and engineering joined local elected officials to tackle the challenge of making some of the most dangerous cities for cyclists and pedestrians in the country safer through Complete Streets policies. Over 200 people were in attendance while others followed online using social media #S32016, making this the largest summit of its kind ever in South Florida.

At the Summitt, participants learned about the planning, design, and implementation of Complete Streets concepts in Broward County, South Florida, and across the nation. Highlighted by keynote speakers Barbara McCann (USDOT) and Charles Marohn (Strong Towns), the 2016 Safe Streets Summit provided training to municipal representatives, consultant staff, state DOT staff, elected officials, and more.

The Broward region and South Florida as a whole is one of the country’s most dangerous regions for pedestrians and bicyclists and the Broward MPO, under the leadership of Executive Director Greg Stuart, is leading efforts to make our streets safe for all users of the road.

“In the next year, we have over $25 million worth of Complete Streets projects here in Broward County,” says Stuart, citing projects along A1A, new bicycle facilities connecting Downtown Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors, and vast improvements already underway in Hollywood that are already having positive economic impacts.

For more information on the 2016 Safe Streets Summit, please visit, www.S3Broward.com

 

For More Information

Please contact Anthea Thomas at thomasa@browardmpo.org or (954) 876-0034 to learn more about the Broward MPO and what they are working on in your community.