Friday, September 13, 2013

September 20th Lee MPO Peer Exchange--Broward County MPO Officials

This third in the series of Peer Exchanges will feature Broward County MPO officials who will be making a presentation on Sept. 20th to the Lee MPO Board. We hope that many elected officials, staff, committee members, and interested organizations and citizens will take advantage of this opportunity to learn from Broward County as the Lee MPO prepares to develop its 2040 LRTP. 
 Another important agenda item for the 9/20 MPO Board meeting is the adoption of the MPO Bicycle Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (BPSAP).  Click here for the blog post on the BPSAP issue.

This presentation will be the third in a series of "Peer Exchanges" by the Lee MPO Board to learn from other communities' experiences as the MPO begins the process of developing its 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  This informative series of Peer to Peer Exchanges not only benefit the MPO Board, but also provide an excellent opportunity for staff and citizens throughout Lee County to be a part of the conversation.

The series was kicked off at the June MPO Board meeting with a presentation by the Executive Director the Nashville MPO, about the award-winning and visionary transportation plan developed by the Nashville area MPO in 2010, followed by a lively discussion with MPO Board members.  Click here for highlights from the Nashville discussion.   It was followed by a presentation by Sarasota County's team on their award-winning Honore Blvd. project.  Click here for highlights from the Sarasota discussion.

Broward Co. Mayor Kristin Jacobs
At the Sept. 20th Lee MPO Board meeting, Broward County's Mayor Kristin Jacobs, and Broward MPO Executive Director, Gregory Stuart, will do a presentation about their innovative transportation plan, which includes a shift from road capacity expansion to transit investments, transit funding innovations, better integration of land use and transportation planning, and implementation of its newly adopted Complete Streets program.

Over the past two years, Lee County staff and advocates have collaborated with our counterparts in Broward County as we both work on complete streets implementation. Both communities have benefited from sharing our experiences and ideas.  We look forward to hearing about their latest action--this week's Broward MPO Board endorsement of a Model Complete Streets Policy and Planning Framework (based on the Model Design Manual for Living Streets developed by LA to serve as a national template for local communities implementing complete streets).
Gregory Stuart, Broward MPO ED

The meeting will take place on Friday, Sept. 20th starting at 9 a.m. in the Cape Coral City Council Chambers (1015 Cultural Park Blvd., Cape Coral 33990).  There is an opportunity for public comment after each agenda item, including this presentation.  Click here for the agenda package for the MPO Board meeting.
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