The celebration took place at the Coconut Creek Community Center. Members of the Wynmoor Bike Club, Elected Officials, City staff and police department and several other members of the community came out to learn more about the future improvements. Our partners from South Florida Commuter Services and Tri-Rail set up a booth to inform the community about how the new improvements will increase connectivity throughout Broward. The project’s anticipated completion date is early 2022.
Consistent with the City's vision, the MPO's investments will provide infrastructure that creates a transportation system that addresses the needs of all users of the road, including the needs of people who drive, walk, bike, and take transit. “We have a new tag line, Better Streets, Better Broward, Better Life and this is what we are here to build,” Gregory Stuart, Broward MPO Executive Director. “So, when people ask, why are you putting in bike lanes? We are adding bike lanes because it makes the street better, it puts a system in place where everyone in Broward can have a better life.”
The Broward MPO is investing over $300 million to create safer, healthier communities in Broward. This project is one of many within a larger plan to create enhanced bicycle, pedestrian, and public transportation access throughout the Broward region. Some of the improvements will include widening the existing roadway to accommodate bike lanes, sidewalk improvements, upgrading pedestrian signals, installing guardrail and signage at various locations, milling and resurfacing.
Fore more information on the Lyons Road Project being constructed by our partners at the Florida Department of Transportation, visit http://www.d4fdot.com/bcfdot/lyons_rd_mobility_improvement_c14_canal_sawgrass_hwy.asp.
For more information on how the Broward MPO is building a Better Broward and strengthening communities, visit BetterStreetsBetterBroward.org (website no longer active).