On February 2, the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA), the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) came together to host the 2018 Safe Streets Summit. Over 400 transportation professionals, elected officials, community partners, and other advocates of safer streets and improved access to multimodal transportation gathered at the Hilton West Palm Beach. They participated in dynamic plenary sessions focused on tools, policies, and implementation strategies needed for advancing Complete Streets projects.
The two-day event included a pre-conference workshop and a full day conference featuring nationally and internationally recognized speakers such as Rosabeth Moss Kanter (award-winning author and Professor at Harvard Business School); Peter Kageyama (Author of Love Where You Live: Creating Emotionally Engaging Places); and Tamika Butler (Executive Director of the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust).
The Annual Safe Streets Awards Ceremony recognized local Complete Streets individual and community champions from each county. Those honored were:
Palm Beach County:
• Complete Streets Champion: Mayor Abby Brennan, Village of Tequesta
• Complete Streets Community Award: City of Delray Beach
• Complete Streets Champion: Scott Brunner, Director, Broward County Traffic Engineering Division
• Complete Streets Community Award: FDOT District IV Design Office
• Complete Streets Champion: Alyce Robertson, Executive Director, Miami Downtown Development Authority
• Complete Streets Community Award: City of Miami Beach
People’s Choice Award for Best Complete Streets Project:
A first annual award selected by Safe Streets Summit attendees.
• City of West Palm Beach for their intersection repair project at the corner of Tamarind and Fern streets was a collaborative effort with the Dreyfoos School of the Arts to implement a low-cost project to advance the long-term goal of safety for all users. The project location was chosen because hundreds of Dreyfoos students ride Tri-Rail each day to school and cross the intersection on their walk between their school and the train.
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2019 Safe Streets Summit
Details about the 2019 Safe Streets Summit, to be held in Miami-Dade County, will be posted to the SafeStreetsSummit.org