Crossing Okeechobee

There have been numerous studies of the Okeechobee Boulevard intersection at Rosemary Avenue over the past several years (Jeff Speck Walkability Study, Tom Hall study, FDOT road safety study), but I thought the conversation could benefit from a non-expert, citizen’s perspective on the crossing. So this weekend I shot some …

Want to move lots of traffic in an urban setting? Look no further than the boulevard.

Jeff Speck published an excellent piece today about boulevards and their utility in walkable urban neighborhoods. True boulevards, as contrasted with stroads that are boulevards-in-name-only (BINOs? looking at you, Okeechobee “Boulevard”), are a time-tested solution to moving lots of traffic in urban areas while also creating a safe and people-friendly …

Okeechobee Boulevard Road Safety Audit Completed

Reshape Okeechobee Boulevard medians, install Leading Pedestrian Intervals among top suggestions of FDOT Road Safety Audit (RSA) The long-awaited Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Road Safety Audit for the intersection of Okeechobee Boulevard and Rosemary Avenue has been completed. The report contains many suggestions, which cumulatively should make significant positive …

Skydrive proposed for Okeechobee Boulevard

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has unveiled a solution to the problems plaguing Okeechobee Boulevard: A ‘Skydrive’ that will serve to elevateĀ driversĀ above the throngs of pedestrians who have overtaken the streets below. “We looked at the pedestrian traffic counts and realized that the numbers were extraordinary, with all the …