Mobility Monday
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WORK ZONE SAFETY

In honor of National Work Zone Awareness Week, our partner, FDOT is leading a statewide effort to help save and protect lives within work zones. As workers do their part to improve, rebuild, and maintain our roadways, motorists should use extra caution, adhere to all posted work zone speed limits, and remove all distractions for safety.
CHECK OUT THESE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Here are a couple of grant opportunities to help you fund projects in your community. Check out the grant opportunities at the links below.


Want to learn about more grant opportunities? CLICK HERE to sign up for the Broward MPO Funding & Grant Opportunities Monthly Email. 
MPO REWIND

The walking audits in Miramar and Fort Lauderdale went off without a hitch! Official reports from the walking audits will be available soon.
MPO Board Member and Vice Mayor of Miramar Yvette Colbourne (pink shirt) leading the Miramar Walking Audit.
Attendees walking and observing NW 17th Street during the Fort Lauderdale Walking Audit.
At the Frank J. Coleman Community Garden in Lauderdale Lakes, MPO Board Member Beverly Williams (above, in orange) helps prepare a bed for planting produce.
BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Board Member Beverly Williams was honored as a Garden Champion in the April-May National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Magazine. Board Member Williams oversees two community gardens in Lauderdale Lakes, the Frank J. Coleman Community Garden and the Children's Community Garden. Both community gardens donate to local seniors by supplementing food from Florida’s Farm Share program.

Through NWF’s Community Wildlife Habitat™ program, Board Member Williams also educates children and families beyond the community garden by supporting pollinator gardens at schools and native tree giveaways throughout Lauderdale Lakes.
COMOTION MIAMI

On Wednesday, April 20, our Deputy Executive Director of Mobility Initiatives, James Cromar, will speak at CoMotion Miami! He will speak alongside other regional Directors and Executives, discussing the future of regional transit and inter-city connectivity.

There is still time to register for CoMotion Miami! The two-day conference will be filled with training opportunities to move our region forward.
MEETING REMINDER
Monday, April 18
2:00 p.m. Review Committee

Tuesday, April 19
2:00 p.m. Resiliency & Attainable Housing Committee

Wednesday, April 27
2:30 p.m. Technical Advisory Committee
6:00 p.m. Citizens' Advisory Committee

Monday, May 9
2:00 p.m. Local Coordinating Board
2:00 p.m. Complete Streets Advisory Committee (virtual)
HOLLYWOOD MOBILITY HUB

The Hollywood Mobility Hub is moving into procurement! The Broward MPO has allocated 1 million dollars to advance the Hollywood Boulevard / State Road 7 (SR7) study recommendations into design and construction. The Hollywood Mobility Hub improvements will include bus shelters, pedestrian-scale lighting, pedestrian and bicycle connections to the neighborhoods, and other transit amenities. This project will complement other investments, such as FDOT's roadway expansion along SR7 and the City of Hollywood's linear park north of the Mobility Hub location.

Stay tuned for more updates!
INTERACTIVE BIKE MAP

It is officially spring! What better way to kick off the season than a relaxing bike ride with family and friends around your neighborhood. You can use our new interactive bike map to plan a safe route for your next trip.   

Prefer the fulfillment of unfolding paper a map? Stop by the Broward MPO Office to pick up the print version of the Bike Map.

Trade Centre South
100 West Cypress Creek Road, 
6th Floor, Suite 650
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2181
WE WANT YOUR INPUT
The Broward MPO has completed a Draft Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) fiscal year 2022/23-2023/24 or Budget, is available for review and comments. View the UPWP visit BrowardMPO.org, then click on the “What We Do” tab, then on “Budget (UPWP),” next scroll to the middle of the page and click on the UPWP link with “(DRAFT for Review)” next to it.

The Draft UPWP describes proposed transportation planning activities and associated funding (budget) for the MPO and our transportation partners in Broward from July 1, 2022, to June 30, 2024.

The DRAFT UPWP/Budget is available for review and comment from March 17 to April 18, 2022. Please submit comments via e-mail to everettek@browardmpo.org, via fax to (954) 876-0062, or by mail to the
Broward MPO
Trade Centre South 
100 West Cypress Creek Road
6th Floor, Suite 650
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309-2181, by Today, April 18, 2022.

The Broward MPO will approve the FINAL UPWP/Budget at their meeting on May 12, 2022.

Copies of the DRAFT UPWP/Business Plan and Budget are available from the Broward MPO office.
CLIMATE CHALLENGE EARTH DAY EVENT

Our partner, Federal Transit Administration (FTA), will host a Climate Challenge Earth Day Event on Friday, April 22 at 1:00 p.m. The event will celebrate transit agencies taking bold actions to further reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from public transportation to support President Biden’s GHG reduction and climate equity goals.

During this event, which will include speakers from various agencies, FTA will recognize ten transit agencies for their exemplary efforts to mitigate GHG emissions as demonstrated through their climate action plan, sustainability, or electrification plan(s). This virtual event is open to the public! Will you attend?
BAYVIEW DRIVE OPEN HOUSE

As the Project Sponsor, the City of Fort Lauderdale received funding through the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and requested that FDOT District Four design and construct the Bayview Drive Mobility Improvements Project through the City of Fort Lauderdale Resolution 15-14.

FDOT, District Four will host an in-person Construction Open House and Virtual Public Meeting regarding the mobility improvements along Bayview Drive in the City of Fort Lauderdale on Monday, April 25.

The Virtual Public Meeting will start at 5:00 p.m. via GoToWebinar. Click here to register or dial in at (415)655-0052; access code: 961-120-260

The In-Person Open House will start at 6:00 p.m. and will be held at George English Park, 1101 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
PAINT THE STREET WITH US!
Paint the street with us and the City of Fort Lauderdale, May 12-14! The theme for the BTactical Lake Ridge art component is native birds! There are various volunteer opportunities to help implement the pilot project installation along NE 15th avenue.

Every single volunteer plays a vital role in making NE 15th Avenue safer! There are many ways to help:

  • Marking/outlining the street elements
  • Measuring and chalk lining
  • Striping and Gluing
  • Staging and Stenciling
  • Painting

DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month! New National Safety Council (NSC) estimates show that our roads are the most dangerous they’ve been in years; on a typical day, eight people are killed, and hundreds more are injured in distraction-affected crashes. Our partner, NSC is raising awareness by asking commuters to take their Just Drive Pledge. Signees are committing to remaining alert when operating their motor vehicle. Sign the pledge today!
For complaints, questions, or concerns about civil rights or nondiscrimination: or for special requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Carl Ema Title VI Coordinator at (954)876-0052 or emac@browardmpo.org.