|Ian Lockwood (R) responds to Q from citizen: 2/25 workshop|
In the Fall, the City of Bonita Springs contracted with Toole Design Group to create a vision for the Bonita Beach Rd. corridor and its major north/south intersections.The Toole Design project team is led by Ian Lockwood, a recognized national leader in sustainable transportation policy and urban design.
The first series of public workshops were held Jan. 26th-28th. Click here to see Toole Design's excellent PowerPoint presentation about the BBR visioning project, which was presented at the Jan. 28th workshop. The Jan. visit was to learn what challenges and opportunities there were, develop “starter ideas”, and get feedback on the starter ideas.The Toole Design team was back in town the week of Feb. 22nd for their final working sessions. On Feb. 25th the held a public workshop to present the draft proposal and recommendations that they plan to submit to the City Council in the next month or so.
If you missed the Feb. 25th meeting, here's a link to the video of the Feb. 25th.BBR Visioning Public Workshop.The City of Bonita Springs is still taking public comments, questions and concerns, which should be sent to Arleen Hunter.
|PP presentation at Jan. 28th workshop|
Note that Bonita Beach Rd. is a Lee County road and FDOT controls the US41/Bonita Beach Rd. interchange, so both parties will be involved in this project and will be critical to implementation of the project's outcome.
BikeWalkLee is excited to see Bonita Springs moving forward with the Bonita Beach Rd. visioning study that the City Council set in motion a year ago. This project, along with several other initiatives, including the major downtown redevelopment project now underway, are bringing complete streets and livable communities to life in SWFL.
Report by Darla Letourneau
Video of Feb. 25th Public Workshop on BBR Vision, presentation by Toole Design team
Toole Design's PowerPoint presentation at the Jan. 28th workshop
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