Improving mobility for all users of our streets has been a priority for the City since the creation of the Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale 2035 Vision Plan. We've been working toward this goal in a variety of ways, and one of the most recent is to develop a Sidewalk Master Plan that will identify missing sidewalk gaps and create a prioritized implementation strategy.
During the development of the Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale 2035 Vision creation, a long-range goal was established to create a connected community.
“Where people can move seamlessly and easily through a safe transportation system where the pedestrian is first.”The City has since created the Press Play Fort Lauderdale Strategic Plan to identify shorter-term goals in reaching that long-term vision. A goal within that plan is to build a multimodal and pedestrian friendly community, which includes improving roads, sidewalks, and trails to prioritize a safer, more walkable and bikeable community.
The Sidewalks Master Plan will identify and prioritize needed sidewalk improvements throughout the City. The Plan will be guided by the following goals:
- Increase multimodal infrastructure and improve pedestrian safety.
- Provide safe, connected, and ADA-compliant dedicated space for people walking.
- Create a replicable prioritization framework for implementing sidewalk construction.
- Ensure equitable access to the network across the entire City.
- Offer recommendations compatible with the City’s adopted Mobility Master Plan.
Neighbors will have several opportunities to provide input throughout the process. The primary means to contribute is through a digital survey meant to gauge opinions and understanding regarding the need, utilization, and funding of sidewalks and an accompanying interactive mapping exercise where neighbors can mark exactly where they feel sidewalks are needed. Additionally, there will also be engagement in the new year on the prioritization criteria.
Your Voice Matters!
Your valuable feedback will play a crucial role in improving multimodal access for all of Fort Lauderdale. We invite you to take a moment to complete the Survey and make your voice heard: SurveyMonkey.
Use the Interactive Map to display where your concerns are.