West Palm Beach announces that former ZipCar executive, entrepreneur and author Gabe Klein has been tapped to help the City plan its future multi-modal transportation system.
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WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (March 6, 2017)—The City of West Palm Beach announces that former ZipCar executive, entrepreneur and author Gabe Klein has been tapped to help the City plan its future multi-modal transportation system.
Mr. Klein, the former Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Transportation and former Director of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, was an executive with Boston-based ZipCar. He recently authored a book titled Start-Up City: Inspiring Private and Public Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done, and Having Fun.
Klein will be the featured speaker at a public meeting on March 8, 2017 from 5:30-7pm in the Flagler Room at City Hall. Members of the public are invited to this important meeting. City officials will share with the public information about a mobility study now underway in West Palm Beach. The public’s input about the future of the City’s transportation system is welcome.
Alta Planning + Design is currently conducting the mobility study, after West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio called for a fundamental shift away from our dependence on cars and toward innovative methods of moving people.
Mayor Muoio has asked Alta to take a close look at:
- Traffic along Okeechobee Boulevard, a major corridor.
- Alternative routes into and out of the City (for example, possibly extending Fern Street over the railroad tracks to Australian Avenue to act as an alternative route).
- Accessibility for pedestrians walking around our downtown.
A draft report of the study will be complete by this summer.