Delray Beach named recipient of ‘Complete Streets’ Award Community Award
City recognized for creating a safer and more mobile network for its citizens and visitors
The City of Delray Beach recently earned the “Complete Streets” Community Award at the Safe Streets Summit 2018 held on February 2 in West Palm Beach. Awarded by Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade County’s transportation planning agencies, the Safe Streets Awards is an opportunity to highlight individuals and jurisdictions that have led by example in creating better streets for all users.
Highlights of the City’s efforts include: collaborating with local community organizations like the Human Powered Delray and the Delray Beach Bicycle Club to secure nearly $10 million in grants from the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO); securing and completing a $15 million project for Federal Highway that included narrowing and modifying the lanes to reduce vehicle speed, all new sidewalks, street lighting, landscaping and bicycle lanes. The first phase of the NE 2nd Avenue Complete Street project was just completed; the second phase is under way. The City also recently won a grant to turn Congress Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and the south city limits with Boca Raton, into a complete street.
Delray Beach was also recognized as the second city in Palm Beach County to have a complete streets policy.
For more information on the Safe Street Summit, please visit safestreetssummit.org.