For Immediate Release
September 19, 2016
Contact: Nicole Singletary
Miami Lakes, FL -The Town of Miami Lakes was recently awarded $40,000 from the Miami-Dade County Metropolitan Planning Organization to assist with the design and development of the Complete Streets Implementation Plan. Through the Strategic Planning process and workshops with local agencies, mobility enhancement was identified as the Town’s number one goal in our 2025 Strategic Plan. This grant will allow the Town to hire a consultant that will identify specific locations and provide conceptual design solutions for the implementation of Complete Streets.
“I am pleased and excited that the County has provided us with a grant to implement our Town’s Complete Streets Plan. The Complete Streets approach adopted by the Town will move Miami Lakes in the direction of more bike paths, walkways and make us a more pedestrian friendly community, instead of all car traffic. This is great news for all of us that want to enhance our community. We thank the County MPO for this grant, “said Mayor Michael Pizzi.
The Complete Streets concept integrates people and place in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of transportation networks, and are designed to enable safe access for all users. Complete Streets can offer many benefits in all communities including bolstering economic growth and stability by providing accessible and efficient connections between residences, schools, parks, public transportation, offices, and retail destinations.
Moreover, Complete Streets can help ease transportation woes. Streets that provide travel choices can give people the option to avoid traffic jams, and increase the overall capacity of the transportation network. Several cities have adopted complete streets policies as one strategy to increase the overall capacity of their transportation network and reduce congestion.