After a year of data collection and analysis, interagency meetings, workshops and civic engagement, the South Miami Intermodal Transportation Plan (SMITP) consultants Kimley-Horn & Associates, Inc. presented their final report at a City Commission Workshop held on January 14, 2015.
It was the city’s desire to enhance the existing transportation system and mobility choices available to residents, workers, and visitors to the city. The SMITP identifies an interconnected network of mobility and safety improvements based on smart growth and complete streets principles. The SMITP report identifies and prioritizes pedestrian and bicycle projects throughout the city.
One of the innovative ideas undertaken for this project was a public meeting on bikes.The public bicycling tour was held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 so that members of the public could show the study team areas and streets of the city that need improvements for better bicycling and walking. Creative collaboration occurred all over town between members of the public, city staff, and the consultant team. On March 20, 2014, almost 100 members of the community attended a public charette working session to draw the future bicycling and walking network of the city and provide input regarding the potential prioritization.
Just some of the potential improvements included in the SMITP are bike paths, neighborhood greenways, sidewalks, crosswalks, on-street bike lanes, cycle tracks, enhanced shade landscaping and tree canopies, traffic calming to help make streets safer, and improving the timing for pedestrian crosswalk signals.
Download a copy of the report at kimley-horn.securevdr.com/download.aspx?id=5a863b228bda4ed0