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High Visibility Enforcement to Improve Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety

In an effort to protect the safety of these most vulnerable road users, the West Palm Beach Police Department will conduct High Visibility Enforcement Details (HVE) during the period of December 2, 2019, and May 15, 2020.

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CITY OF WEST PALM BEACH CIP SPOTLIGHT
Lake Avenue Bicycle Lane Implementation Plan Phase 2
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (July 24, 2019) - The City of West Palm Beach will begin construction on Phase 2 of the Lake Avenue Bicycle Lane Implementation Plan on August 5, 2019. Phase 2 will extend the recently completed protected bike lanes on Lake Ave., from Maddock St. to Southern Blvd., north to Belvedere Rd. A capital improvement project, Phase 2 of the Lake Avenue Bicycle Implementation Plan will add two additional miles to the City’s bicycle network, connecting users of all ages to the places where they live, work and play. 
 
Phase 2 project improvements include:
  • New separated and protected bike lanes;
  • Additional safety signage;
  • Buffered bike lanes and additional parking on Conniston Rd. (Middle School);
  • Milling and paving of Lake Ave.;
  • Additional stormwater drainage;
  • New curbing and ADA crosswalk upgrades;
  • Landscaping and sodding.
The Bicycle Lane Implementation plan is part of the City’s Bicycle Master Plan, a vision for a multimodal transportation network. A West Palm Beach Bicycle Master Plan visual preference survey showed a desire for bicycle facilities that limit exposure to motor vehicles, and the Lake Ave. Bicycle Lane Implementation Plan reflects the preference considered highly desirable by bicyclists. The City of West Palm Beach Bicycle Network is comprised of nearly 50 miles of connected bike lanes and paths. The City has also launched the Vision Zero initiative to reduce and eliminate preventable injuries and fatalities on City roads through education, engineering and enforcement.
 
Phase 2 of the project is expected to be complete by late December 2019.  The project is located in City Commission District 5. For more information on the Lake Ave. Bicycle Lane Implementation Plan contact project manager Lorenzo Rivero at (561) 494-1076 (TTY: 800-955-8771) or  lrivero@wpb.org.
 
For more information on the Bicycle Master Plan, please visit:
https://wpb.org/wpb_website/media/engineering/bicyclemasterpplan-final_052118.pdf
For more information on City of West Palm Beach Capital Improvement Projects, please visit:
http://gis.wpb.org/cipstorymap/