FLAGLER SHORE: FROM PAVEMENT TO PEOPLE
The City of West Palm Beach invites you to bike,
walk and enjoy your waterfront!
October 7, 2017 - March 1, 2018
Flagler Drive from Lakeview Avenue to Banyan Boulevard (.6 miles)
Community to reclaim public space along the waterfront.
***Breaking news: Preliminary Data for Flagler Shore Project Released***
Join us in celebrating the waterfront from a new perspective. The City of West Palm Beach and West Palm Beach Community Redevelopment Agency, in partnership with the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority, will be coordinating a tactical urbanism project which temporarily changes the Waterfront into a more pedestrian and bicycle-friendly place for people of all ages to enjoy. Beginning on Saturday, October 7, 2017, Flagler Shore aims to create a short-term new design that will allow the community to reclaim more public space along the Waterfront.
"Flagler Shore: From Pavement to People” is a project that will repurpose the two eastern most lanes on Flagler Drive from Lakeview Avenue to Banyan Boulevard (.6 miles) to expand the Waterfront public space for pedestrians, bicyclists, and merchants, as well as community oriented activations. Flagler Drive will be reduced from four lanes to two lanes (keeping both southbound and northbound traffic flow) for the duration of the five-month project that will begin on Saturday, October 7, 2017 during the season opening of the West Palm Beach GreenMarket and run through March 1, 2018. Flagler Shore continues the effort to make the West Palm Beach Waterfront an active and vibrant public space taking into account the findings of recent studies by the Gehl Institute, the Shore to Core design contest with the Van Alen Institute, and the walkability study by Jeff Speck.
To read more please see below:
Gehl Institute - Public Realm Action Plan
Shore to Core - Research Team Final Report
Open Shore - Ecosistema Urbano
Jeff Speck - Downtown Walkability Analysis
FLAGLER SHORE UPDATE
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Community Think Tank last weekend. We got a lot of great feedback about the project from travel routes to favorite types of art, and some wonderful ideas that we will be sharing soon. If you were not able to make this think tank, be sure to send us your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org
and be on the lookout for additional opportunities to share your ideas.
The city encourages public feedback on the new design and new activities via email at email@example.com
Flagler Shore: From Pavement to People from City of West Palm Beach on Vimeo.