How Florida is making their streets safer for pedestrians
After years as one of the most dangerous states in the country for walking, state and municipal agencies across Florida have been looking for tangible ways to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety over the past few years, and the Florida Department of Transportation has made notable strides to do so with its Complete Streets Implementation initiative.
One of FDOT’s most recent achievements has been the adoption of eight context classifications to guide road design decisions. This approach acknowledges that different types of roads serve different types of needs — and users — and must be designed accordingly.
Florida’s approach could serve as a model for other states looking to incorporate land-use context in decision-making. The latest webinar from our State Smart Transportation Initiative explained how this approach is being implemented in Florida and how other states can emulate it.
Fitting the road to the context: Florida’s Context Classification and Complete Streets implementation
Event Date: Tuesday, November 28, 1:00 pm Central (2:00 ET, Noon MT, 11:00 am PT)
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DeWayne Carver from FDOT and Billy Hattaway from the City of Orlando joined the discussion to explain the context classification approach, why FDOT developed it, and how it will guide roadway design decisions moving forward.