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By bike, car, bus, or walking…how do you get around? The majority of people use a car to travel from one place to another. For some people, such as seniors, children, or those without cars, transportation choices are limited and traveling from one place to another can be a challenge. For others, walking, bicycling, or using transit would be the preferable choice, but those options may be neither safe nor convenient. Working with individuals, community groups, businesses, governmental agencies, and other stakeholders, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is focusing on ways to enhance its planning process to provide a livable community that is safe, enjoyable, and sustainable for all citizens and visitors, whether you walk, bike, ride, or drive.
Historically, Livability Planning initiatives focus on land use, housing, and economic development issues that affect our daily lives and how we live, work and play. Separately, the Congestion Management Process traditionally focuses on monitoring, evaluating, and identifying solutions to improve road performance and reduce congestion levels. Moving forward, the Broward MPO is integrating Livability Planning and the Congestion Management Process, moving away from traditional approaches that focus on the single-occupant vehicle, such as road widening. This integrated Congestion Management Process/Livability Planning approach will focus on enhancing the quality of life and improving safety and mobility through short- and long-term strategies and improvements for land use, transit, biking, and walking.
The Hollywood/Pines Boulevard Corridor Congestion Management Process/Livability Planning Project is the inaugural project under this combined system. The study area for the Hollywood/Pines Corridor Project extends from SR A1A to US 27 and includes an approximate one-mile north-south buffer. This approximately 20-mile stretch of Hollywood/Pines Boulevard serves as a major transportation corridor and includes two municipalities, the City of Hollywood and the City of Pembroke Pines.
Transit Station; image courtesy
of Lane Transit District (Eugene, OR)