2020 Safe Streets Awards - Nominees
The Safe Streets Awards are an opportunity to highlight individuals and jurisdictions that have led by example in creating better streets for all users. Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties will each select one individual Complete Streets Champion Award winner and one Complete Streets Community Award winner. Conference attendees will be voting to select the recipient of the 2020 People’s Choice Award! Be sure to join us at the Safe Streets Summit and root for your local Complete Streets champions!
WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE 2020 SAFE STREETS AWARDS NOMINEES!
COMPLETE STREETS CHAMPION AWARD
Awarded to an individual who has been an exceptional leader and catalyst in advancing Complete Streets in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach.
- Eileen Higgins, Commissioner, District 5, Miami-Dade County
- Alfredo Quintero, Public Works Director, Town of Cutler Bay
- Eli Stiers, Esq., Stiers Law, P.A.
- Eric Tullberg, Secretary, Green Mobility Network
- Steve Braun, District Planning & Environmental Engineer, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) – District 4
- Christine Fanchi, Transportation Engineering Design Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale
- Jennifer Frastai, Assistant City Manager, City of Oakland Park
- Eric Houston, Traffic Planner, Transportation, City of Hallandale Beach
- Ken Reinhardt, Executive Council Member and Volunteer, AARP
- Karen Warfel, Transportation Planning Program Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale
Palm Beach County
- Terrence Bailey, City Engineer, City of Riviera Beach
- Uyen Dang, City Traffic Engineer, West Palm Beach
- Natalie Crowley, Director of Planning and Zoning, City of Palm Beach Gardens
- Juan Orellana, President, Florida Bicycle Operations
COMPLETE STREETS COMMUNITY AWARD
Awarded to a local government or organization in Miami-Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach that has done an outstanding job engaging the community in planning for Complete Streets.
- Healthy Little Havana
- Village of Palmetto Bay
- Wynwood Business Improvement District
- Broward County Transit
- City of Fort Lauderdale
- City of Oakland Park
Palm Beach County
- City of Riviera Beach
- City of West Palm Beach
- North Shore Neighborhood Association
- City of Palm Beach Gardens
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST PROJECT
Awarded to a project that has helped advance Complete Streets efforts in Miami-Dade, Broward, and/or Palm Beach. Projects can include quick-build or permanent and long-term projects. Safe Streets Summit attendees will have an opportunity to vote for the best Complete Streets focused project.
1) ANDREWS AVENUE – OAKLAND PARK BOULEVARD TO PROSPECT ROAD
The Complete Streets Project included a comprehensive redesign of Andrews Avenue to ensure a safer environment for all users and modes.
2) AVENUE H WEST, RIVIERA BEACH, FL
The City of Riviera Beach recently rebuilt Avenue H West to include designated bike lanes and improve safe, multimodal access to City Hall, a city park, and a regional adult education center.
3) CUMBERLAND DR SEPARATED BICYCLE LANES & PROTECTED ROUNDABOUT, WEST PALM BEACH, FL
The City of West Palm Beach recently implemented its first protected roundabout with separated bicycle lanes to improve access and safety for all users in the community. This project provides direct access to a park in a residential area.
4) FORT LAUDERDALE – WILTON MANORS BIKING CONNECTIONS
City of Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors both have been working on expanding their complete streets and offering more options for walkers and bicyclists to move around their cities. They have been able to connect over 4 miles of new bike lanes between these two cities and in connection to the City of Oakland Park.
5) HARD ROCK STADIUM PEDESTRIAN BRIDGES AND TUNNELS
These two recently opened pedestrian bridges and tunnels will provide safer pedestrian access to and from events held at the stadium in addition to easing traffic congestion.
6) HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD COMPLETE STREETS PROJECT
The project located in downtown Hollywood was selected as the “urban” Complete Streets Demonstration project. Destinations along this corridor include retail, office space and various restaurants. The corridor also provides direct access to the City Hall.
7) LITTLE HAVANA ON THE MOVE - NW 2nd ST IMPROVEMENTS
Led by Urban Health Partnerships as a partner of Healthy Little Havana, Little Havana on the Move, now its third year, is a comprehensive project focused on improving access to parks and public spaces in Little Havana in Miami.
8) MIAMI BEACH – MIDDLE BEACH GREEN BIKE LANES
The Middle Beach Green Bike Lanes is part of the City’s comprehensive bikeway program called the Atlantic Greenway Network (AGN) Master Plan. The AGN will provide direct access to important destinations for bicyclists,
9) MIAMI BEACH – WEST AVENUE PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE
This 65-foot bridge provides pedestrians with a safe and attractive connection to the picturesque and family-friendly grounds at Maurice Gibb Memorial Park, and local commerce in the Sunset Harbour neighborhoods.
10) OLD DIXIE HIGHWAY COMPLETE STREETS PROJECT
The neighborhood association received a Capital Improvement Program grant from the city to create a vision to improve Old Dixie Highway to become a Complete Street. Once that vision was complete the City applied for a Transportation Alternatives Grant to leverage Broward MPO funding and was successful.
Additional city funds were also added for landscaping and entryway monument signs. FDOT designed and managed the construction of the project. It is now viewed as an example for other neighborhoods and what they want. This project is an excellent example of a grass roots vision becoming reality through collaborations at many levels.
Old Dixie Highway is a collector through a residential neighborhood. It experienced many crashes and fatalities. The neighborhood spearheaded a visioning process through a CIP grant. That vision was implemented through a TAP Grant and FDOT funds, designed and managed by FDOT. It included sidewalks, crosswalks where there were none, raised intersections, raised crosswalks, bike lanes, lighting, swale improvements, landscaping and a roundabout. The project was a huge success, improving safety for all users where it was not safe for any users. The project is used as an example by many other neighborhoods as what they would like to have.
11) PALMETTO PARK ROAD SHARED USE PATH, BOCA RATON, FL
To make Palmetto Park Road more pedestrian-friendly, the City of Boca Raton requested the Florida DOT to create a shared use pathway between SR 7 and NW 2nd Ave to improve the connectivity of users, making the corridor a much safer and walkable facility.
12) SUNSET STRIP COMPLETE STREETS PROJECT
The City of Sunrise with the Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Florida Department of Transportation, recently completed a Complete Streets project on Sunset Strip Boulevard, previously a four-lane divided roadway that transformed from a neighborhood residential street to a cut-through for trucks and non-residential traffic. The Complete Streets project converted the four-lane divided roadway to a two-lane divided roadway with buffered bicycle lanes that connect the City from east to west.
The project also included the installation of two traffic circles throughout the corridor, along with the elimination of a traffic light. The project connects to two large City park facilities, City Park in the eastern part of the City with Nob Hill Soccer Club in the western part of the City.
The Sunset Strip Complete Streets Project has been a huge success with the community, especially with the addition of the buffered bicycle lanes, traffic calming, safe pedestrian connectivity, and reclaiming the roadway as a residential street.
13) TERRAZZO BICYCLE LANE ON OKEECHOBEE BLVD, WEST PALM BEACH, FL
The City of West Palm Beach worked collaboratively with FDOT and the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts to incorporate expanded walkways and new bicycle path as part of a redevelopment project along a major roadway (Okeechobee Blvd) that lacked bicycle facilities and had a record of pedestrian and bicycle crashes to improve safety and access into the City's downtown. www.kravis.org/kravis2020/
14) WILTON DRIVE/NE 4TH AVENUE COMPLETE STREETS PROJECT
Comprises of wider sidewalks, parking on the street, 7' buffered bike lanes on northbound and southbound directions of SR-811/Old Dixie Highway/NE 4th Avenue in Broward, Florida, all crosswalks upgraded to comply with current standards, detectable warning surfaces added to improve accessibility for all users.