FLAGLER SHORE: FROM PAVEMENT TO PEOPLE
The City of West Palm Beach invites you to bike,
walk and enjoy your waterfront!
October 7, 2017 - March 1, 2018
Flagler Drive from Lakeview Avenue to Banyan Boulevard (.6 miles)
Community to reclaim public space along the waterfront.
Join us in celebrating the waterfront from a new perspective. The City of West Palm Beach and West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, in partnership with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, will be coordinating a tactical urbanism project which temporarily changes the Waterfront into a more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly place for people of all ages to enjoy. Beginning on Saturday, October 7, 2017, Flagler Shore aims to create a short-term new design that will allow the community to reclaim more public space along the Waterfront.
"Flagler Shore: From Pavement to People” is a project that will repurpose the two eastern most lanes on Flagler Drive from Lakeview Avenue to Banyan Boulevard (.6 miles) to expand the Waterfront public space for pedestrians, bicyclists, and merchants, as well as community oriented activations. Flagler Drive will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes (keeping both southbound and northbound traffic flow) for the duration of the five-month project that will begin on Saturday, October 7, 2017 during the season opening of the West Palm Beach GreenMarket and run through March 1, 2018. Flagler Shore continues the effort to make the West Palm Beach Waterfront an active and vibrant public space taking into account the findings of recent studies by the Gehl Institute, the Shore to Core design contest with the Van Alen Institute, and the walkability study by Jeff Speck.
To read more please see below:
Gehl Institute - Public Realm Action Plan
Shore to Core - Research Team Final Report
Open Shore - Ecosistema Urbano
Jeff Speck - Downtown Walkability Analysis
City to Host Flagler Shore Community Think Tank
Saturday, December 16, 2017
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Along Flagler Shore in the public space located in front of E.R. Bradley’s (intersection of Clematis and Flagler)
City of West Palm Beach, WPB CRA and WPB DDA will hold a community think tank to discuss Flagler Shore on Saturday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m. This is an opportunity for members of the public to provide ideas for what they would like to see that would attract people to the waterfront. There will be a series of interactive exchange booths where participants can collaborate with the hosts and discuss how to make the waterfront more vibrant.
Music at the Shore
December 16, 2017
6:00 to 10:00 PM
Throughout Flagler Shore
Guests can enjoy live music and dancing under the stars at Flagler Shore with various local bands and solo acts on three stages along with artists, vendors and more. There will also be an open mic for those who wish to share their talent, first come first sing/play. Also, check out the new Manta Swimwear collection, because it is always sunny in Florida. Hosted by the DDA, UniverCity Backyard Garden, and the Song Catcher Project. Lineup includes KIDS (indie, folk alternative rock), Rivers (cool indie pop), Keith Welsh (folk), Nicholas Roberts (indie rock), Keith Johns (folk), and Mike Dunn (folk). End the night, by coming together and singing Auld Lang Syne to be captured through the Song Catcher project live recording.
The city encourages public feedback on the new design and new activities via email at email@example.com
Flagler Shore: From Pavement to People from City of West Palm Beach on Vimeo.