Walkable Wednesday meetup: Quadrille Boulevard FDOT Open House

We’re doing something a little different this month. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding an open house about proposed “improvements” to Quadrille Boulevard, from Clematis Street to Dixie Highway. The meeting coincides with our monthly meetup, so we’re going to meet at the open house and express our opinions about the plan, and what we would like to see done.

This stretch of roadway is included in the Jeff Speck study, so it makes sense for any changes to incorporate Jeff’s walkability recommendations. Jeff’s presentation and PowerPoint slides can be viewed here. In a nutshell, he recommends ‘right-sizing’ the driving lanes on Quadrille Boulevard and adding curb parking; slowing down this speedway, making pedestrian crossings easier and safer, and adding on-street parking to support business vitality and create more comfortable conditions for pedestrians.



More details and RSVP below




Proposed Quadrille Blvd. Improvements

What:  Open House – Quadrille Blvd. Improvements

When:  Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Time:  5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where:  Mandel Public Library at 411 Clematis St., on the 3rd Floor

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is holding this informal open house to discuss improvements to be made to Quadrille Blvd. from Clematis St. North to S. Dixie Hwy.

Proposed improvements include:

Removing old asphalt and repaving the roadway.Modifying sidewalk ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.Upgrading roadway features, pavement markings and highway signs.Removing a bus bay in front of Palm Beach County Courthouse.

Construction of these improvements is expected to begin in the Fall of 2015, with completion by Spring 2016 at an estimated cost of $469,964.00.

For more information please click here or call 561.641.6440.

 Quadrille Blvd Jeff Speck_s Recommendations for Quadrille Boulevard


  1. Melissa

    What about adding some bike lanes as well. Seems adding curb parking would enhance traffic congestion. A perfect example is quadrille in front of the courthouse.

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Bike lanes are on the board too.The ability to reallocate space is limited on Quadrille because it is a state road and FDOT is not very enlightened (to put it mildly). It sounds like it is either bike lanes or parallel parking. Speck thinks we will get better results focusing on other streets for bike lanes and I tend to agree. Parallel parking on Quadrille will provide a steel barrier between the cars barreling down this highway, and the pedestrians soon to come with all the development happening on the north end of downtown.

      Thanks for the comment and hope to see you tomorrow evening.

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