This week Smart Growth America/National Complete Streets Coalition released its new annual report: The Best Complete Streets Initiatives of 2017. We're excited that the City of Bonita Springs was one of the 12 communities selected nationwide to feature as doing exemplary work on implementing complete streets. The write-up on Bonita's work highlights its Downtown Improvements Project, and starts with the following statement: "Motivated to improve accessibility and safety in its downtown area, the City of Bonita Springs, FL worked with both the community and private sector to create a more people-friendly downtown area. Through its Downtown Improvements Project, the city created a better connected street network for people walking, biking, and taking transit. The city also incentivized development that promotes job growth and affordable housing." (See p. 31-33 of the report for the full Bonita Springs write-up.
Link to full report: The Best Complete Streets Initiatives of 2017 by National Complete Streets Coalition/Smart Growth America.
Link to information on the Downtown Improvements Project, found on the City's website.
BWL Blog, July 16, 2015: Kudos to Bonita Springs City Council on approval of downtown redevelopment design.