Attendees stand on a sidewalk in the background, a Tedder community sign sits in the foreground.

The BTactical Walk & Talk event and Virtual Workshop were a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated to kick off the tactical urbanism project in the City of Deerfield Beach. 

The Broward MPO is committed to engage the community in the implementation of transportation projects and we're excited to announce that 2021 marked the year for the BMPO to launch the Tactical Urbanism Program, #BTactical.

This program focuses on implementing Quick-Build projects to improve Broward’s Roadway Network. #BTactical strengthens partnerships with local governments and engages community members and stakeholders to help shape the scope of projects throughout the implementation process. The MPO’s inaugural Quick-Build project will be implemented along NE 3rd Avenue in the City of Deerfield Beach. The Tactical Urbanism Program provides a way to better understand local needs and desires from people who live and travel along different corridors.

The Broward MPO, in partnership with the City of Deerfield Beach, conducted a Walk & Talk workshop on Saturday, June 5, 2021. Commissioners Michael Hudak and Todd Drosky, City Manager David Santucci, City of Deerfield Beach Police Department, City and MPO Staff met at the Highlands Community Center to walk with Tedder neighborhood residents to experience NE 3rd Avenue and identify ways to improve the street to develop a plan for a Quick-Build pilot project that will increase visibility of pedestrians, cyclist and drivers on the road and provide a safer environment for all. Thank you to all of the city representatives, residents, representatives from South Florida Commuter Services, Broward County and AARP who participated in the guided walking audit and interactive maps sessions to provide their meaningful feedback. The MPO saw 30 members of the community attend the in-person Walk & Talk event!

Participants were informed about the timeline of the project and upcoming opportunities to be involved in the implementation process. Commissioner Michael Hudak invited Deerfield Beach residents to the Virtual Workshop scheduled on June 9, 2021, via Zoom platform for those who were unable to attend the in-person Walk & Talk event. There will be more opportunities for residents to provide their ideas, comments, and recommendations regarding NE 3rd Avenue and an electronic survey is available online and a second round of workshops are coming in August 2021 to present design options for the community to review and comment. The Pilot project is programmed to be installed in November 2021.

For a recording of the Virtual Workshop from June 9, CLICK HERE. 

Check out a recap video from the Walk & Talk event below!

Be part of the transformation! Visit https://arcg.is/0X1Oer  to learn more about the Pilot project in the City of Deerfield Beach and upcoming workshops.

Special thanks to our partners and local businesses that participated and assisted in the organization of this workshop, The Fruitful Field, Broward Health North, Streets Plans Collaborative, Kimley Horn, HDR Inc., MRG Miami, Urban Health Partnerships, BANG energy drink and La Caravane Restaurant.

To view photos of the Workshop on June 5, 2021, Click here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/GtnNXNgZSc3Fznut9

For more information on the Broward MPO's Tactical Urbanism, BTactical, program, visit: https://www.browardmpo.org/tactical-urbanism

For more information on the Broward MPO Complete Streets Initiative, visit: https://www.browardmpo.org/complete-streets-overview

For More Information

Please contact Stephanie Garcia at (954) 876-0065 or garcias@browardmpo.org to learn more about the Broward MPO and what they are working on in your community.