Case Studies of this Municipality
The Connecting the Blocks Program is a multimodal connectivity implementation program established to accomplish the Fast Forward Fort Lauderdale 2035 Vision developed with community input. During that visioning process, one of the primary focuses was the Goal of “We Are Connected: We move seamlessly and easily through a safe transportation system where the pedestrian is first”. Connecting the Blocks identifies needed infrastructure improvements to create a multimodal, connected transportation network within the City following Complete Streets Guidelines and includes elements for the pedestrian, bicycle, transit and vehicle systems.
Adaptation Action Areas (AAAs) are a designation in the Coastal Management Element of a local government comprehensive plan which identifies areas experiencing coastal flooding due to extreme high tides and storm surge and vulnerable to the related impacts of rising sea levels for the purpose of prioritizing funding for infrastructure needs and adaptation planning. The City of Fort Lauderdale has adopted AAA policies to meet its climate resiliency, sea level rise, and natural resource protection goals. These include investing in infrastructure, drainage systems, bridges, roads; protecting assets from inclement weather and high tides; and managing increased water supply demands.