Okeechobee Blvd. & SR 7 Multimodal Corridor Study
The Palm Beach TPA is conducting a multimodal corridor study to evaluate safe and efficient transportation alternatives along Okeechobee Blvd. and SR 7 from the Mall at Wellington Green to Rosemary Ave. in downtown West Palm Beach. In addition, this study is analyzing how the transportation alternatives impact land use and economic development opportunities, as well as public health.
Currently, the project team is evaluating the seven transit and roadway alternatives. The purpose of this workshop is to share the current findings, introduce the alternatives and solicit feedback on the alternatives to select the preferred alternative.
How We Have Engaged The Public?
Public Workshop 1
Issues and Opportunities
The Palm Beach TPA held its first in-person public workshop for the Okeechobee Blvd. & SR 7 Multimodal Corridor Study on Aug 19, 2021. 40 participants attended the workshop to learn about the study and provide input on issues and opportunities along the corridor.
Virtual Public Workshop 1 Issues and Opportunities
(August 19, 2021 – November 12, 2021)
The TPA also launched a virtual public workshop from August to Nov 12, 2021. Participants could review the same content shared at the in-person workshop as well as participate in an online survey and interactive comment map. Over 1,300 people viewed the virtual public workshop.
Okeechobee Blvd. & SR 7
Multimodal Corridor Study Goals
The goals for evaluating transit and roadway alternatives along Okeechobee Blvd. & SR 7 come from two sources. The first is the TPA’s mission to plan a safe, efficient and connected multimodal transportation system. The second is the desired outcomes of the first public workshop, which is to improve health and safety along the corridor, reduce traffic congestion and provide transportation alternatives than driving a car.
Goals and Objectives During the Evaluation
Allocate roadway space appropriately for non-motorized users, transit and single occupancy vehicles
Maximize return on any investment in enhanced transit service area
Provide safe facilities for the most vulnerable users
Maximize corridor throughout with an emphasis on shared mobility
Minimize travel time and delay for all users
Increase access to education, healthcare and economic opportunity
Locate transit stops at major activity centers
Provide enhanced amenities at enhanced transit areas
Provide walkable and bikeable environments for first and last-mile connection
Provide capital investments that promote redevelopment/infill development supportive of transit
Achieve operating cost efficiency