This study is a vital component to supporting the City’s vision to enhance the quality of life by enhancing connections and making our neighborhoods walkable and accessible for everyone. Public involvement has been identified as a priority throughout this planning project. Facilitating engagement opportunities for members of the public to provide input is critical to building project awareness and community trust as well as making sure that the plans reflect the needs and desires of the community. The objective is to guide the City through the engagement phases of this project and make sure they are hearing from the right people at the right time.
All the public engagement will be conducted with the following goals in mind:
Maximize community participation
Ensure a diversity of participants
Facilitate meaningful and informed dialogue
Collect actionable data on community member preferences
PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT OVERVIEW
ONLINE SURVEY RESULTS
The purpose of this study is to advance the vision for Fort Lauderdale. The Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale Vision stated that neighbors wanted a multimodal community where there was choice on how to get around by car, transit, bicycle or walking. This project will be exploring mechanisms that the City can use to foster a walkable, connected and livable environment to enhance the quality of life in our community.
A survey was distributed to stakeholders in the development community in the fall of 2018 to gauge perceived and real challenges to becoming a compact, connected, walkable city. Results of the Stakeholder Survey can be seen HERE.
This survey addressed topics related to multimodal infrastructure, land use, mobility strategies, and regulations. The outreach was targeted to the general public and focused on gauging perceptions about aspects related to becoming a walkable and livable community that people care or are concerned about.