West Palm Beach to Develop Bike Master Plan
Mayor Jeri Muoio is dedicated to making WPB an ideal bicycle riding community and today announces --to accomplish that goal-- that the City is working with a consulting team to develop a Bike Master Plan.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (March 13, 2017)—West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio is dedicated to making West Palm Beach an ideal bicycle riding community and today announces that—to accomplish that goal-- the City of West Palm Beach is working with a consulting team to develop a Bike Master Plan. McMahon Associates is conducting the study and will make recommendations.
“A bike friendly city is in line with our safety, mobility and sustainability goals,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “Riding a bicycle should be a safe, efficient and healthy part of daily life, so we have to find ways to interconnect bike routes throughout the City. From the North End to the South End and all across our City, this study will help us lay out exactly where those routes should be.”
The Mayor’s vision of a bikeable West Palm Beach was inspired by a trip to Copenhagen which is regarded as among the top cities for bicycle riding in the world.
The City will host a series of meetings to inform the public of the Bike Master Plan study and to solicit public input. The meetings are scheduled for:
· March 15, 2017, 6-7:30pm; Manatee Lagoon on North Flagler Drive
· March 22, 2017, 6-7:30pm; Flagler Room at City Hall
· March 29, 2017, 6-7:30pm; Conniston Middle School
Mayor Muoio recently authorized a proclamation declaring March 2017 as Florida Bike Month in West Palm Beach. The City will also host or partner with other agencies on a series of events in support of Bike-to-Work Week scheduled for March 27-31, 2017.
The Bike Master Plan is one, key aspect of the Mayor’s vision for a safe, efficient and sustainable transportation system. The City recently announced it is also conducting a Mobility Study to reduce the City’s dependence on cars and move toward innovative methods of moving people.