The Miami-Dade MPO Governing Board adopted its SMART Plan on April 21st!
For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Rockwell, Public Involvement Manager
Miami-Dade Metropolitan Planning Organization
111 NW 1st Street, Suite 920, Miami, FL 33128
Miami-Dade MPO: Improving Regional Transportation Planning in Miami-Dade County via Enhanced Local Access to Healthy Living…
This study provided information regarding planning for enhanced access to healthy living. It identified gaps in transit and mobility infrastructure, which make it difficult for users to access health providers, healthy foods, and other opportunities. The study focused on seven cities/neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County: 79th Street, Opa-locka, Liberty City, Grapeland Heights, Little Havana, Overtown, and Downtown Miami. As the objective was to identify needs, the following points were recommended to further explore the most significant gaps to achieve healthy living:
Miami-Dade MPO – Bus Only Lanes in Downtown Miami Study…
This study assessed the existing transportation conditions in the Downtown Miami area bounded by Biscayne Boulevard on the east, NW 7th Avenue on the west, NW/NE 20th Street on the north, and the Miami River on the south. The data identified the need for Transit Priority Measures (TPM) to be implemented, such as exclusive or semi-exclusive bus lanes, stop consolidations, and intersection treatments such as transit signal priority (TSP), queue jumps/bus bypass lanes, and curb extensions. It is also recommended that potential bus priority treatments at certain intersections be instituted along with potential enforcement mechanisms. An estimate of what the construction costs would be to retrofit streets to accommodate bus lanes, and policy changes related to on-street parking and signal system development to allow for application of bus priority treatments in the Downtown Miami area were also identified.