Growth Priorities Revitalize, Infill, And Retrofit

Prioritize areas to direct public and private investment to areas where new growth will have the greatest overall benefit. First priorities: Urban Revitalization: These are areas of existing concentrated activity, including downtowns, where new growth can have a transformative effect. Multiple investments spread too far apart may dilute this effect.…

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Electric Cars The Infrastructure Of The Future

Innovation is a key to success when it comes to the future of transportation in South Florida. Two major types of electric vehicles, plug-in and hybrid, are quickly gaining popularity. Hybrid vehicles combine a fossil fuel source with electric propulsion, allowing flexibility. Plug-in vehicles are appearing more frequently, aided by…

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Design Speed Safe Streets Have Low Vehicular Speeds

Vehicular speed is perhaps the single biggest determinant of pedestrian safety. Pedestrians have only a 10% chance of surviving collisions over 40 MPH, with much greater likelihoods at slower speeds. Motorists do not necessarily drive at the posted speed, but at a speed that feels comfortable to them. To effectively…

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Multimodal Streets Incentivize Transit & Pedestrians

In the creation of a comprehensive transportation network, the task of the planner is not to accommodate vehicles, but to incentivize transit and pedestrian modes. Past efforts to adapt roads for increased traffic flows have only led to a higher demand constantly overtaking supply. The addition of highways, widening of…

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