WILTON MANORS, Fla., Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Complete streets, an international movement in which roadways are designed for multi-use to accommodate both motorists and pedestrians, is in the plans for Northeast Fourth Avenue and Wilton Drive. Before this urban plan is implemented, a public forum is planned for Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Fort Lauderdale High School, located at 1600 N.E. Fourth Avenue, in Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305.
Hosted by the City of Wilton Manors and the City of Fort Lauderdale, the public is invited to participate, give input, and share ideas on this important transportation policy.
"Bringing pedestrian-friendly, multimodal streets to our community will not only improve traffic mobility for everyone, from pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders to motorists, but this overall improvement plan will help keep our City safe and better connected," said Mayor Gary Resnick. "Under this vision, improvements would include adding bike lanes and creating more visible crosswalks along Northeast Fourth Avenue and Wilton Drive."
In 2013, the City of Fort Lauderdale adopted a complete streets policy to guide planning and decision-making, along with a complete streets manual.
In theory, complete streets are a sustainable way for cities to increase economic impact while reducing pollution. Since they promote easy walking and cycling, more foot and pedestrian traffic will circulate retail areas and local businesses.
Studies have shown that such urban design concepts also alleviate traffic congestion, which in turn encourages less stress during navigation and allows taxpayers a low cost, better long-term return on investment.
On the evening of the public forum, parking will be available on the north side and south side of Fort Lauderdale High School.
"We want to hear from you, so we can work together to build a livable, walkable community," said Mayor Resnick.
For more information, contact Christine Fanchi, Livability Planner, City of Fort Lauderdale, firstname.lastname@example.org or (954) 828-5226.
To connect with the City of Wilton Manors visit www.wiltonmanors.com.
ABOUT THE CITY OF WILTON MANORS
Wilton Manors was laid out in 1925 by Edward John "Ned" Willingham, a land developer from Georgia, as an upscale residential community. It was recognized as a Village in 1947 and incorporated as a City in 1953. Today, the City of Wilton Manors offers all the benefits of a big city from shopping, to hip restaurants and bars, a burgeoning arts community and tons of community events, yet still maintains a cozy, community-feeling offering miles of natural waterways perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding and other outdoor activities. Recently named the "Second Gayest City" in the United States, the City of Wilton Manors celebrates a diverse population of approximately 12,000 residents. To learn more about the live, work and play opportunities in Wilton Manors call (954) 390-2100 or visit www.wiltonmanors.com.
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