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WPB Mobility Study Public Meeting
Tuesday October 24, 2017

Overview

The City of West Palm Beach is embarking on a bold initiative to enhance the way people move in the City. The initiative and its supporting planning efforts will serve as a road map to create a modern, well-balanced transportation system that provides real mobility choices and creates great places. Real mobility choices mean that people have the option to walk, bike, ride, or drive in a safe and comfortable environment.

The initiative will be anchored by the development of a strategic vision for mobility and transportation in West Palm Beach as part of the Downtown Mobility Plan development process. Supporting the strategic vision will be several planning studies. For the first phase of planning, the supporting planning projects will include:

  • Downtown Mobility Plan - This project will identify specific projects to enhance mobility in Downtown West Palm Beach. It will also support the development of a downtown mobility fee for West Palm Beach. A mobility fee is a form of a transportation impact fee, which allows greater flexibility to fund a wider range of mobility projects that legally can not be funded by traditional transportation impact fees.
  • Okeechobee Boulevard Corridor Study - This study will identify near-term and long-term opportunities to enhance the Okeechobee Boulevard corridor from I-95 to Flagler Drive and the Lake Worth Lagoon.
  • Downtown Parking Management and Transportation Demand Management Plan - This study will analyze how city-owned parking lots, decks, and on-street parking space can be used to meet the City’s mobility and economic development goals.

This website will serve as the central place for project information, include meeting information, public input opportunities, and project documents. Check back regularly for the latest information. You can also sign up to receive regular updates using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

"West Palm Beach is committed to being a leader in shifting away from our dependence on cars and moving toward embracing innovative methods of moving people...The goal is to develop a transportation system that balances bicycle, pedestrian, transit and car travel in an affordable, sustainable and safe manner." - Mayor Jeri Muoio

Interactive Map

Timeline

The phases of the plan:

Spring 2017

Phase I
Visioning, Inventory, Analysis

Summer 2017

Phase II
Recommendations

Fall 2017

Phase III
Implementation,
Action Plan

Events

The WPB Mobility Study Public Meeting

Purpose: Join Mayor Jeri Muoio, Alta Planning + Design, and CityFi Co-Founder Gabe Klein for an open house and presentation on the results of the Downtown West Palm Beach Mobility Study! Come hear the study's conclusions, and join us in working together to shape a common vision, goals and actions for the future of mobility in our City.
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 6:00 pm - 8:00
Downtown Parking Study

Purpose: Parking is key to a successful Downtown West Palm Beach! Too little of it inconveniences residents, shoppers, and visitors. Too much of it leads to traffic congestion and saps the neighborhood’s vitality and walkability. Come tell us how to strike the right balance – how much parking do we need; where should it go; how much should it cost? What other options – like better walking and transit connections, or access to car-sharing – can complement parking or even reduce the need for expensive new garages? Help shape a parking system that supports Downtown businesses and cultural venues and enhances your quality-of-life.
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Monday, August 7, 2017 from 6:00-7:30 pm
Okeechobee Boulevard Corridor Study Public Workshop Kickoff Meeting

Purpose: The design team will host a kickoff meeting and hands‐on design session to mark the official start of the workshop. This session will allow the community to come together and interactively plan the Okeechobee Corridor’s future growth and evolution. An opening presentation on pre‐workshop analysis, challenges to be addressed during the workshop, and best practices in complete streets planning and engineering will be given. Participants will then divide in to small groups for an interactive design exercise. Each table will have a facilitator to guide discussion with each group. The goal of the session is to forge consensus and develop a short and long‐range vision for the study area.

Gabe Klein was a speaker at TEDxMidAtlantic 2016. He is the Co-Founder of CityFi and former commissioner of the Chicago and Washington D.C's Department of Transportation. Klein is also the author of "Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun.
For more information about Gabe or to watch his TEDTalk: http://www.gabeklein.com
Monday June 12 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Okeechobee Boulevard Corridor Study Public "Pinup"

Purpose: Stop by and listen to what the design team has developed for the day. It is a collaborative opportunity to discuss work in progress and shape the design recommendations for the corridor study.

Tuesday June 13 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Okeechobee Boulevard Corridor Study Public "Pinup"

Purpose: Stop by and listen to what the design team has developed for the day. It is a collaborative opportunity to discuss work in progress and shape the design recommendations for the corridor study.

Wednesday June 14 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Okeechobee Boulevard Corridor Study Work in Progress Presentation

Purpose: At the conclusion of the workshop, the design team will present the draft ideas at a “work in progress” presentation. The initial draft of the corridor recommendations will include draft vision and goals, illustrative concepts for transportation systems, and initial strategies for implementation developed during the workshop week.

Thursday June 15 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Documents

Contact

E-mail us at mobility@wpb.org or use the form below.