FDOT is holding an informational open house about the forthcoming Quadrille Boulevard resurfacing project. See details below.
Walkable West Palm Beach advocated for a more thoughtful design, in a series of blog posts and a detailed letter to FDOT. It is disappointing to learn that by all indications, the City did not take these ideas seriously and did not pursue a five to three road diet, as we desired.
Unfortunately, Quadrille Boulevard will remain a NASCAR racetrack that cuts off the significant residential population and new business investment on the north end from the rest of downtown. A five to three road diet could have done much to make Quadrille safer and less daunting to cross, as well as add bicycle facilities. Instead, it appears we’re getting the standard fare from FDOT: Suicide lane sharrows, buffered bike lanes. Buffered bike lanes are a modest improvement, but what good are they if they do not connect to any integrated network and vanish after a couple of blocks?
Here’s the meeting invitation in case you’re interested.
FDOT Open House for Quadrille Blvd Project, Clematis to Dixie
Thursday, November 5th, 4pm to 6pm
West Palm Beach City Hall, Flagler Gallery
Scope of Work:
Milling and resurfacing
New Vehicle Detection Systems
Bus bay removal
Buffered bike lanes
Signing and striping
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