Tuesday, August 11, 2015

From the Broward County MPO: Complete Streets 2015 and TIGER VII Grant Application

The Broward County Metropolitan Planning Oganization (MPO) has this information on their TIGER Grant application process:

     The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (Broward MPO) is applying for Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant to leverage existing local funds to construct bicycle and pedestrian facilities which provide transportation connections and promote safety throughout the Broward Region.
     This effort builds upon the Broward MPO’s Complete Streets Initiative committing $100 million of funds over the next five years to construct an additional 90 miles of bicycle facilities and approximately 35 miles of sidewalks along Broward’s existing roadways.
     Nearly 250 bicyclists and pedestrians were killed on Broward’s roadways between 2011 and 2014. [emphasis added] This project will provide for safe bicycle and pedestrian routes to complete an integrated system of multimodal facilities connecting major commercial, residential, educational and recreational facilities in the region.
     Consistent with the vision of the Broward MPO, the proposed network will serve the needs of all users: people who drive, bicycle, walk, and ride transit, including those covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).