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Study to evaluate bicycle and pedestrian connectivity along the A1A/US 1 Corridor between SE 17th St. and Dania Beach Blvd., through the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Port …

Study to evaluate bicycle and pedestrian connectivity along the A1A/US 1 Corridor between SE 17th St. and Dania Beach Blvd., through the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and Port Everglades, an area notorious for being hazardous to bicycle travel.

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  • 1. Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study Prepared for the Cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Dania Beach and the Florida Department of Transportation State Road A1A January 2012
  • 2. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 1 Contents 01 Background and Purpose 1.1 Purpose of the Study 1.2 Participants in the Study’s Development 1.3 Corridor District Introduction 1.4 Corridor Districts 1.4.1 Water Taxi 1.4.2 SE 17th Street Causeway Area 1.4.3 US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway 1.4.4 Airport, Port Everglades and Griffin Road Extension 1.4.5 Dania Beach Core 1.4.6 Dania Beach Boulevard and John U. Lloyd State Park 1.5 Greenway Route 1.6 Greenway Segments 02 Design Toolbox 2.0 Design Toolbox Introduction and Glossary of Design-Related Terms 2.1 On-Street Bicycle Lanes 2.2 Shared Roadways 2.3 Shared-Use Paths 2.4 Intersections 2.5 Mid-Block Crossings 2.6 Storage and End-of-Trip Facilities 2.7 Signage and Wayfinding 2.8 Types of Site Furnishings 2.9 Landscape 03 Candidate Segment Sheets Segment 16 - Water Taxi Segment 17 Primary Route - SE 17th Street Causeway Area Alternative Route - SE 18th Street Optional Route – Harborside Shops Easement Segment 18 Primary Route - US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway Alternative Route – SW 6th Avenue, SW 24th and 25th Streets Optional Route –SW 2nd, 3rd and 6th Avenues, SW 17th Street Segment 19 Primary Route - Airport, Port Everglades and Griffin Road Extension Alternative Route – Airport Perimeter Road / FEC Rail ROW Optional Route – FP&L Easement Segment 20 Primary Route - Dania Beach Core Alternative Route – NW 4th Avenue Optional Route – NE 2nd and 3rd Streets, NE 3rd and 5th Avenues, Gulfstream Road Segment 21Primary Route - Dania Beach Boulevard and John U. Lloyd State Park T
  • 3. 01Background and Purpose
  • 4. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 1 This study is a continuation of a previous report prepared for State Road A1A starting at the City of Fort Lauderdale’s northern boundary at Flamingo Drive, to the base of the SE 17th Street Causeway Bridge. A1A “hugs” the coast for much of its length, veering away from the shore only when interrupted by geographic or land use obstacles. The previous report was nearly entirely adjacent to or very near the coast, however, where the previous study left off, this report covers stretches of greenway that for much of its length is not adjacent to A1A due to geographical and land use constraints. This stretch of greenway connecting Fort Lauderdale to points south continues inland to swing past the Port Everglades and the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, before once again reaching the beach in Dania Beach. State Road A1A is the ‘Main Street’ of Florida’s Atlantic coast, spanning virtually the entire length of the Florida peninsula and serving as a primary thoroughfare for beach communities. As such, it has a special highway role, providing access to Florida’s east coast beaches and the communities and businesses based around them, and also a movement function from one beach community to the next. This study was developed to provide guidance to the Cities of Fort Lauderdale, Dania Beach and Hollywood, and for partner agencies to identify projects for future public input and design development. It also provides information for Transportation Enhancement grant applications through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in order to realize this greenway vision and improve bicycle and pedestrian conditions on the A1A corridor. There are no prescribed design solutions, but rather recommended design considerations for when these candidates are brought forth for public involvement and input in the design phase. This study consists of three sections: 1. Introduction and background listing City and FDOT staff as well as other stakeholders who provided input into possible design considerations; 2. Design toolbox section providing summaries of best practices in bicycle and pedestrian design techniques, with specific types of site furnishings to be used with bicycle and pedestrian facility enhancement; 3. Summary sheets for each trail segment providing descriptions of need and purpose for the future trail, street and intersection design elements to be considered, and a menu of options for improving and enhancing places of importance along the greenway corridor. 1.1 Purpose of the Study
  • 5. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 2 Florida Department of Transportation, District 4 Jeff Weidner, Office of Modal Development John-Mark Palacios, Office of Modal Development Birgit Olkuch, Office of Modal Development City of Dania Beach Robert Daniels, Community Development Jeremy Earle, Community Redevelopment Agency Kristin Dion, Community Development City of Hollywood Jorge Camejo, Community Redevelopment Agency Broward County Natacha Yacinthe, Port Everglades Department City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioner Bruce Roberts Staff Albert Carbon, Engineering Peter Partington, Engineering Wayne Jessup, Planning and Zoning Ella Parker, Planning and Zoning Adrienne Ehle, Planning and Zoning Kevin Walford, Planning and Zoning Broward County Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Michael D. Kroll Joseph T. Caliri Hugh B. Bailey Lawrence G. Stuart Steve Lim Hartwig H. Hochmair Howard Kaplan David Marshall Bill Goetz Ted Vitale Mark Horowitz 1.2 Participant’s in the Study’s Development The development of this master plan was a joint effort between the City of Fort Lauderdale and the Florida Department of Transportation, District 4 Office of Modal Development. It also involved discussions with key stakeholders in the Fort Lauderdale beach communities.
  • 6. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 3 As in the previous study, A1A is a multi-lane highway for nearly all of its length through the study area that carries a balance of local and through-moving traffic. It varies in roadway width and right-of-way, with considerable land use and natural constraints along most of its extent. Unlike the previous study there are segments of A1A that cannot safely accommodate any bicycle traffic within the ROW without extreme or costly design interventions. Likewise, this stretch of A1A merges with US 1 away from the beach, and is dominated by much higher volumes of commercial traffic to access Interstate 595, Port Everglades and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Lastly, this stretch of greenway does not have the rich variety of scenic or recreational points of interest as A1A along the beach corridor; most of the attractions along the inland route are the trailheads on or adjacent to the proposed greenway that serve as starting points or for refreshment. What this greenway does offer is a critical link for bicyclists past several congested urbanized and industrial areas, with long stretches of the route away from traffic, and fulfilling a vital transportation and recreation need for the region. The next sections describe the different corridor ‘districts,’ or ‘place’ areas defined by cross-section characteristics and land use context. These form the basis of selecting candidate segment areas as defined in Section 3 of this study. 1.3 Corridor District Introduction  A1A Corridor
  • 7. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 4 1.4.1 Water Taxi Connection The shortest and fastest route between A1A in Fort Lauderdale beach and A1A in Hollywood and Dania Beach is by water. The current Water Taxi service can potentially be adapted to accommodate bicycles, opening up a very different recreational experience for cyclists. 1.4.2 SE 17th Street Causeway Area This district encompasses the area from the Intracoastal bridge along SE 17th Street, a heavily trafficked commercial corridor lined primarily with strip commercial and hotel uses. Behind both sides of SE 17th Street are numerous port-related and marine industrial uses, transitioning to residential as distance increases from the Causeway. This leg of the greenway ends at the intersection of South Miami Road and Spangler Blvd., the south entrance to Port Everglades and start of State Road 84 to the west. 1.4.3 US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway Airport and seaport related commercial uses are the dominant land uses in this area of the greenway. West of US 1 the comparatively quiet gridded streets stand in sharp contrast to the high speed highway cross section for much of this stretch of A1A as it merges with US 1. This is the gateway to the City of Fort Lauderdale from the south, and is the start of the convergence of traffic for the airport and Port Everglades. 1.4.4 Airport, Port Everglades, Griffin Road East Extension Squeezed between the airport and Port Everglades, the combined US 1 / A1A corridor is a divided highway with broad landscaped medians and high speed access ramps to both facilities. To the east, between the port and the highway is a local commercial road with scattered businesses along it. There is also a band of heavily vegetated wetlands and mangroves, through which an existing wide FP&L easement is cut. To the west of the highway the airport access road runs parallel to the F.E.C. Railroad corridor, a corridor slated to eventually include commuter rail service, with a proposed stop at the airport. Plans are nearly complete for extensive expansion of the airport over US 1 / A1A to accommodate a new runway. This will entail bridge / tunnels for the highway, railroad and airport and surrounding access roads. 1.4 Corridor Districts  Water Taxi Connection  SE 17th Street Causeway Area  US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway  Airport, Port Evergladea,Griffin Road East Extension
  • 8. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 5 1.4 Corridor Districts continued 1.4.5 Dania Beach Core The broad grass medians of the six lane divided highway next to the airport transitions to four lanes and after crossing the Dania Cutoff Canal, reduces once again down to the typical FDOT urban cross section: four lanes with middle turn lane. Similar to SE 17th Street, this stretch of US 1 / A1A however is even more constrained along the edges of the ROW by narrow sidewalks with utility poles and old buildings located in many instances directly on the ROW line. Dania Beach Boulevard is the first major east-west road south of the airport, and is where A1A diverges from US 1. Dania Beach Boulevard is a two-lane neighborhood street west of US 1, serving neighborhood traffic and the city’s civic core, with City Hall, Police and other municipal departments located off the street. Just east of US 1 the street is a mix of low rise and strip commercial uses. The road cross-section is also four lanes but with the left and right turn lanes there is just enough room left over for 5’ wide sidewalks. Quickly transitioning to six lanes, this wider road section continues past one of the City’s major attractions: the Dania Jai Lai Fronton. 1.4.6 Dania Beach Boulevard and John U. Lloyd State Park Dania Beach Boulevard east of the Jai Lai Fronton starts to transition from a lightly settled commercial strip with a handful of condominium developments, to a four lane with median road section bounded on both sides by mangroves reaching right up to the edge of the ROW At the Intracoastal Waterway the bascule draw bridge is an older structure dating to the 1950s. The road ends in a ramp and a non-signalized tee intersection leading north to John U. Lloyd State Park, or south for the continuation of A1A.  Dania Beach Core  Dania Beach Boulevard and John U. Lloyd State Park
  • 9. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 6 The proposed greenway route from the SE 17th Street Causeway Bridge to A1A south of Dania Beach Boulevard is divided into three separate categories of routes: Primary, Alternative and Optional Routes. The Primary Route is the most direct north- south connection between Fort Lauderdale Beach to the north and A1A in Hollywood / Dania Beach to the south. Alternative Routes are included when feasible to add variety for cyclists, but more importantly they are the most direct route possible for trail users west of US Highway 1 to connect with A1A. Because of the airport, the limited number of railroad crossings along the F.E.C. Railroad corridor, and heavy vehicular traffic on US 1, there are very few points where a cyclist or pedestrian can physically or legally navigate around or through those obstacles. To address this problem a parallel “Alternative” route west of the F.E.C. corridor is provided to connect with the “Primary” A1A east-west routes at the SE 17th Street Causeway to the north, and Dania Beach Boulevard to the south. Optional Routes connect the various points of interest in the area, trailheads and neighborhood or commercial centers to the Primary and Alternative Routes. These routes can also add some variety to the journey for cyclists, especially frequent greenway users. 1.5 Greenway Route  Greenway Route Map DaniaBeach Dania Beach Hollywood Hollywood Dania Beach Broward County BrowardCounty DaniaBeach Hollywood Hollywood Fort Lauderdale DaniaBeach Hollywood SE 17th St /A1A SE 18th St SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St W Park Dr evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES dvlBrewohnesiE SMiamiRd. SE 24th St Eller Drive Taylor Rd Griffin Rd Old Griffin Rd NE 2nd St NE 1st St NW 1st St Fronton NE2ndAve NE5thSt GulfstreamRd Blvd NW4thAve SE6thAve NE7thAve PowerlineEasement FutureRailroadSpur US1-A1A A1A A1A US1 Perim eterRd SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve Dania Beach Blvd /A1A NE 3rd St Fort Lauderdale Broward County US1 FECRailroad SE 17th St /A1A SE 18th St SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve W Park Dr SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES dvlBrewohnesiE SMiamiRd. SE 24th St Eller Drive Taylor Rd Griffin Rd Old Griffin Rd NE 2nd St NE 1st St NW 1st St Fronton NE5thSt NE2ndAve GulfstreamRd Blvd NW4thAve SE6thAve NE7thAve PowerlineEasement FutureRailroadSpur US1-A1A A1A A1A US1 FECRailroad Perim eterRd SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve Dania Beach Blvd /A1A NE 3rd St Fort Lauderdale Broward County US1 DaniaBeach Dania Beach HyHollywood Hollywood each County BroBBrowardCounty Hollywood Fort Lauderdale ch Hollywood SE 17th St /A1A S 0t Stt SR 84 - S th St SW4thAve SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St W P rrkk Dr evAdr3WSS d2WWSS AAeev eevAht01SS dvvBrewoohnesE SS mmR SE 24th St er Drive Tay Griffin R n Ave SE6thAvvve NE7thAvvve PowerlineEasement eFutureurp US1A1A A1A Perim eterRd SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve U FECRailroad SE 17th St /A1ASE 17th St /A1ASSE 17t7tth StSt /A/A1A1A SE 20th SSE 20th SStS SSt tSE 20 S20t StSE 20SE 20SE 200t0th StSt SR 84 -SR 84 -8SR 8484 - SW 24 h SSW 24th StSSWSW 2424t4th SSt SW4thAveSW4thAveSWSW4t4tthAvAveve W Park Dr W Parkrkrk PaP rark Dk Dr WW PaPararkrk Dk DrDr SW 34th StSW 34th StSSWSW 3344th SSt SW 28th StSW 28th St8SWSW 288th StSt SW 17th StSW 17th StSSWSW 17t7th SSt eeeeevvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvddddrrrrrr3333WWWWSSSSSSSS SSW2ndn2nddnnW2W2WWSWSWSSSSSWSW2n2ndndAAAAAAAvevevevevevvAvveveAAAvvAA eeeeevvvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvhhhtttt000111EEESSSSSSSS ddddvvvvvlBBBrreeeewwwwwwoooooohhhnneeeeesssiEE Rd SMiami SMSMiamiamimmmmiRiRRRd SMiMiaiamamimiRdRd.d. SE 24th StSE 24th StSSE 2424t4tth StSt D iEller Driveer DriveEller Drriviveve TTTTaylor Rdaylor Rda Rddayayylor RdRdTaTT GG iffi RdGGriffinnnGriff RGG RdRdRdRRGG fGrrififffffin RdRd Old Griffi RdOld Griffin RdOld Grrififffffin RdRd dAAdAdAAvedAvAveve SE6thSE6th6tSESE6t6ththAAAAvevveeAvveveveAAAvvAA NE7thNE7thNE7t7tthAAAAvvAveveevvevevevAvvAA PentPowerlineEasementowerlineEasePoPowoweweerrlineEEasasesemeentnt teRailroadSpurFutureRailroadSFutureRailroauteRailroadSpureRailropFutututurereRaRaailrorooadadSppur US1- US1- US1-USUS1-A1AA1AA1AA1A1AA A1AA1AA1AA11A CRailad FECRailroad FECRailroad FEFECECRaRaiaililrroroaoadad Perim eterRd Perim eterRd Perim eterRd PePeri eri erimrim e m etetetererRrRdRd SSSSAndrews Andrewsews AnAndndrdrerewewswsAAAAvevveAvveveAAAvvAA SW2nd SW2nd SSWSW2n2ndndAAAAvevveAvveveAAAvvAA NE 3rd StNE 3rdrd StSt UUUU D a n i a C u t o f f C a n a l Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport P o r t E v e r g l a d e s Snyder Park Davis Park Ft Lauderdale Memorial Park IntracoastalWaterway Approximate Outline Future Airport Runway Extension
  • 10. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 7 DaniaBeach Dania Beach Hollywood Hollywood Dania Beach Broward County BrowardCounty DaniaBeach Hollywood Hollywood Fort Lauderdale DaniaBeach Hollywood SE 17th St /A1A SE 18th St SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St W Park Dr evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES dvlBrewohnesiE SMiamiRd. SE 24th St Eller Drive Taylor Rd Griffin Rd Old Griffin Rd NE 2nd St NE 1st St NW 1st St Fronton NE2ndAve NE5thSt GulfstreamRd Blvd NW4thAve SE6thAve NE7thAve PowerlineEasement FutureRailroadSpur US1-A1A A1A A1A US1 Perim eterRd SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve Dania Beach Blvd /A1A NE 3rd St Fort Lauderdale Broward County US1 FECRailroad SE 17th St /A1A SE 18th St SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve W Park Dr SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES dvlBrewohnesiE SMiamiRd. SE 24th St Eller Drive Taylor Rd Griffin Rd Old Griffin Rd NE 2nd St NE 1st St NW 1st St Fronton NE5thSt NE2ndAve GulfstreamRd Blvd NW4thAve SE6thAve NE7thAve PowerlineEasement FutureRailroadSpur US1-A1A A1A A1A US1 FECRailroad Perim eterRd SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve Dania Beach Blvd /A1A NE 3rd St Fort Lauderdale Broward County US1 DaniaBeach Dania Beach HyHollywood Hollywood each County BroBBrowardCounty Hollywood Fort Lauderdale ch Hollywood SE 17th St /A1A S 0t Stt SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 34th St SW 28th St SW th St W Parrkk Dr evAdr3WSS d2WWSS AAeev eevAht01SS dvvBrewohnes SSMiamiR SE 24th St er Drive Tay Griffin Old G iffi Ave SE6thAvvve NE7thAvvve PowerlineEasement Futureep US1A1A A1A Perim eterRd SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve U FECRailroad SE 17th St /A1ASE 17th St /A1ASE 17t7tth StSt /A/A1A1A SE 20th SSSE 20th SStS SSt tSE 20 S20t StSE 200SE 200t0tth StSt SR 84 -SR 84 -8SR 8484 - SW 24th StSW 24th StSSWSW 2424t4th StSt SW4thAveSW4thAveeSWSW4t4tthAvAveve W Pa k Dr W Parkrk Park Dk Dr WW PaPararkrk Dk DrDr SW 34th StSW 34th StSW 34th SSWSW 3344tth StSt SSW 28th St8th SSWSW 288th SSt SW 17 SSW 17th StSWSW 17t7th SSt eeeeevvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvddddrrrrr333WWWWSSSSSSSSS SSW2ndn2ndddnnW2W2WWSWSWSSSSSWSW2n2ndndAAAAAAAvevevevevevvAvveveAAAvvAA eeeevvvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvhhhtttt000111EEESSSSSSSS dddddvvvvvlBBBrrreeeewwwwwwoooooohhhnneeeesssiEEE SMiaRd SMSMiamiamimmmmiRiRRRd SMiMiaiamamimiRdRd.d. SE 24th StSE 24th StSSE 2424t4tth StSt D iEller Driveer DriveElleer Drriviveve TTTTaylor Rdaylor Rdoa Rdayayylor RdRdTaTT GGG if RdGriffinnnGr RrG RdRdRdG iffin RG ffGrrififffffin RdRd Old Griffin RdOld Griffin RdOOld Grrififffffin RdRd dAAAdAdAAvedAvAveve SE6thSE6th6tSESE6t6ththAAAAvevvAvveveveAAAvvAA NE7thNE7thNE7t7tthAAAAvvAvevvvevevevAvvAA PowerlineEasementPowerlineEasementPoPowowewerrlineEEasasesemeentnt utureRailroadSpurFutureRailroadSFueRailroautureRailroadSpuroadpFutututurereRaRaiailroroaoadadSppur US1- US1- US1-USUS1-A1AA1AA1AA1A1AA A1AA1AA1AA1A1A CRailroad FECRailroad FECRailroad FEFECCRaRaiaililrroroaoadd Perim eterRd Perim eterRd Perim eterRd PePereri erimrim e m etetetererRrRdRd SSSSAndrews AndrewsdreAnAndndrdrerewewswsAAAAvevveeAvveveAAAvvAA SW2nd SW2nd SSWSW2n2ndndAAAAvevveAvveveAAAvvAA NE 3rd St3NE 3rdrd StSt UUUU D a n i a C u t o f f C a n a l Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport P o r t E v e r g l a d e s Snyder Park Davis Park Ft Lauderdale Memorial Park IntracoastalWaterway Approximate Outline Future Airport Runway Extension Because of the variety of public right of way conditions and the types of bicycle facilities feasible along the overall route, the Greenway is divided into six major segments corresponding to the districts outlined earlier in Part 1.4, Corridor Districts. These six segments include a Primary Route and a combination when feasible of Alternative and Optional Routes for a total of fifteen separate greenway segments. This is somewhat different from the organization of the first report, but the principal is the same; each segment can be treated as an independent project for future planning and funding purposes. 1.6 Greenway Segments  Greenway Segments Map 16 17 18 19 20 21
  • 11. 02Design Toolbox
  • 12. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 9 In urban areas, on-street bicycle lanes and sidewalks are the most common and easily-understood means of accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians, respectively. The formidable constraints of the A1A corridor in Fort Lauderdale suggest that these existing types of facilities will be used as the basic infrastructure for the A1A Greenway. One advantage of this is that A1A and the different uses that it serves are made more immediately accessible to the Greenway. This section presents a brief discussion of the bicycle and pedestrian design tools that are used throughout the segments of this study. Although each segment candidate provides notes on the application of these tools specific to context, this section is intended to provide more information on the strengths and caveats of each of these tools, with information reflecting the current state of the practice in their use and design. 2.0 Design Toolbox A shared roadway – a street or road where bicycles are to be accommodated in the same lanes that vehicles use, and where they have no choice in their use of the roadway (i.e. there are not dedicated bicycle lanes or a path off-street for them to use). A bicycle lane – a dedicated space in the roadway for bicycles, conventionally located to the right of vehicles in the direction of travel, between the vehicle lane and any on-street parking. These are inside the curbs of a street, meaning that pedestrians should not be using them. A path – a facility that bicycles and pedestrians can and should share, separated from the roadway. This can parallel the roadway (i.e. be located in the same right-of-way as a road), or it can be located completely separately from any road. A sidewalk – a facility that is intended for pedestrians, typically within a street’s right-of-way and sometimes located adjacent to the roadway curb (though sometimes separated by an open space for planting). Most urban streets have them, and even though bicycles are legally allowed to use them, they have traditionally been intended primarily for pedestrian use. A greenway – a general route or corridor existing more in concept than in pure practice, intended to promote bicycle and pedestrian use and access through an area. In the context of this study, it is centered on (but not exclusive to) A1A. This study has looked at opportunities for a greenway system serving the beach communities of Fort Lauderdale, which suggests that routes and connections parallel to and intersecting A1A may also be explored as future bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Glossary of Key Design-Related Terms Throughout this study, these five terms are used frequently; sometimes in a general sense and sometimes to refer to specific items or features. Many other site-specific design features are identified throughout the study, but the context in which they are explained should clarify their intent. These core terms are closely related to the intent of the study: to document opportunities and challenges in enhancing the bicycle and pedestrian environment of A1A and the Fort Lauderdale beaches. They are modeled after the language used in the 1999 AASHTO Guide for the Development of Bicycle Facilities.
  • 13. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 10 Striping bicycle lanes on roadways defines visible space for bicycle users separate from vehicle space. Bicycle lanes allow users of one mode to have more predictable movements with respect to users of the other mode. Bicyclists can be more confident that motorists will not drift into their travel space, and motorists are less likely to swerve outside of their lane to avoid bicycles traveling on the right side. Striped bike lanes help novice and inexperienced bicyclists feel more comfortable bicycling, and therefore help to make cycling a legitimate and desirable mode of travel in urban areas. Continuity is important as well: the locations where bicycle lanes end can create dangerous situations of merging with auto traffic, so continuous striping of bicycle lanes is another important factor in perceived and actual safety to bicyclists. Bike lanes should be a minimum of four feet in width, depending on the specific design of the roadway. A roadway with no curb, gutter, or on-street parking should be striped with at least a four-foot bike lane. Streets with parking should use a minimum of five-foot bike lanes, placed between the parking stalls and the vehicle travel lanes. Roads that allow parking without demarcated spaces should have a bicycle travel space of at least 11 feet if there is no curb or gutter. Curbs and gutters are considered right-side obstacles, so more space is desired if they are present: most often, an additional foot of bicycle space is used (AASHTO, 1999). Traditionally, bike lanes are placed between the parking lane and the travel lanes when parking is present; however, some more progressive designs place the bike lanes between the sidewalk and the parking lane, adding a barrier between cyclists and moving vehicles. These lanes, along with the traditional version of bike lanes, often have problems with motorists parking in the lane, so extra precaution should be taken. Bicycle lanes should only be one-way lanes on the right side of the traveled way, except in special circumstances. For instance, bicycle lanes may be safer on the left side of the road on a one-way street that has high volumes of bus traffic. In this case, it may be logical to have a second contra-flow bicycle lane that allows for an exceptional case of two-way bicycle traffic, though it is important to note that applications of this technique are highly uncommon in the United States and have not been thoroughly accepted by conventional bicycle planning practice. They have been used in circumstances where the street carrying traffic in the opposite direction cannot accommodate an on-street bicycle lane. Never should a single bicycle lane allow for bi-directional traffic. The unique characteristic of on-street facilities is that they follow the same paths as vehicular transportation routes, but the design and safety of such facilities vary based on separation of vehicle and bicycle traffic, along with preference and awareness measures taken. 2.1 On-Street Bicycle Lanes  On-street bicycle lane in San Jose, California. Standards for bicycle lanes have evolved through different versions of the MUTCD, and today their application is guided by a sophisticated set of best practices on width, balance with on-street parking, and placement through intersections.
  • 14. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 11 2.1 On-Street Bicycle Lanes continued Color Surface Treatment on Bicycle Lanes Bicycle lane painting is effective in further delineating bicycle-only travel lanes and in making motorists more aware of the presence of bicycle travelers. This practice is emerging in the United States, but international examples are more common, especially in European urban areas. The specific location of lane painting is most prevalent where the more dangerous interactions between vehicles and bikes occur, particularly at roadway intersections. In South Florida, the City of Boca Raton has recently installed a color-treated bicycle lane. This involved using a glass-based aggregate mixed into the paint applied to the surface. The City estimates that this treatment has a 15- to 20-year life-span, as opposed to the 3- to 5-year life span of conventional paint. In the April 2011 edition of the NACTO Urban Bikeway Guide, the color green is recommended for bicycle lanes, especially in Urban areas. The rationale is the other primary colors are already associated with a use (such as blue for handicap access and red for fire department), allowing the bicycle lanes to uniquely stand out.  Color-treated bicycle lanes in Boca Raton, Florida Off-street bike lanes with contrasting color paving at driveway intersection  Color-treated bicycle lanes in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 15. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 12 A wide street and ample paving allow both bicycles and vehicles to share the road without compromising safety or vehicular level of service. Therefore, the most basic design consideration for shared streets is the width of the outside lane. The width of a roadway should be greater than 12 feet, according to the AASHTO guide, to accommodate both modes, but should not exceed 15 feet because of the chance that two motor vehicles would double up and use the lane simultaneously. Several design criteria should be met before designating a shared street, particularly because once it is an established route, bicyclists will expect the roadway to be safe and efficient. Shared streets should always provide direct through-travel in high-demand bicycle corridors, and can be effective in connecting disconnected segments of other types of facilities (bicycle lanes, shared-use paths, etc.). Traffic calming techniques can be used on shared streets to make the bicycling environment safer, because it is clear that pedestrian and cyclist safety is improved by reduced vehicular speeds. Measures for traffic calming are numerous, but some examples include raised crosswalks, road narrowing, speed bumps, lower posted speeds, and half or full closures. While traffic calming helps create a generally safer bike environment, such methods are not intended to create facilities specifically for bicycle use. 2.2 Shared Roadways  Desginating a bike route with signs and markings becomes important when no exclusive lanes exist for cyclists. These two images provide types of signs and markings that are currently in use.  Sharrows indicate that both cyclists and drivers are using the roadway.  This MUTCD sign is used along with road markings to alert drivers to bicycle traffic on neighborhood streets.
  • 16. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 13 Exclusive right-of-way for all forms of non-motorized travel defines a shared-use path. Such travel is most commonly bicycles and pedestrians, and such facilities are almost universally planned for two-way travel. The paths can serve several purposes: shortcut connections through neighborhoods and to on-street facilities, recreational enjoyment, and access to areas where on-street facilities are not appropriate (e.g. limited-access highways). While these are all useful purposes, planning shared-use paths for bicycle commuting requires a different way of thinking. A shared-use path system should be seen as complimentary to the on-street bicycle facility network. However, shared-use paths adjacent to street corridors in particular should not be considered a substitute for on-street improvements because bicyclists may find it less convenient to ride on these paths for utilitarian trips. Examples of such paths in Dutch, Danish, and German cities are separate from the street network; these provide connections between streets and across blocks to provide bicyclists with more direct routes than vehicles. The adequate paved width for shared-use paths is ten feet, which accounts for bi-directional travel. Additional unpaved grading should be two feet on either side, with a three-foot clearance from any fixed obstruction on the side of the path. Other design considerations can be specified relative to design speed, turn capacity, and vertical grade and are found in the AASHTO manual. Separating pedestrians and bicyclists is a safe and efficient practice that can be done using simple path striping, delineated lanes for different modes, or with signage, illustrating the proper hierarchy of yielding. 2.3 Shared-Use Paths  Bi-directional shared-use paths provide off-street connectivity and recreational opportunities. Using common pavement markings indicating opposing traffic helps pedestrians and cyclists be more aware of other users.
  • 17. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 14 Bicycle and vehicle travel lane interactions are most complicated at intersections. The AASHTO guidelines are specific to the type of intersection. Bicycle lane striping, according to AASHTO, should not extend through an intersection, but should instead stop at the near-side stop bar and start again on the opposite side of the far crosswalk. Where vehicle or bus traffic is anticipated to travel into or through the bike lane, such as with the presence of right-turn lanes or bus stops, the bike lane striping should be dashed instead of solid, with proper “Begin Right Turn Lane - Yield to Bikes” signs. Within the A1A corridor, there are several cases where a right-turn only lane is added at busier intersections. These right turn lanes create conflicts between vehicles that are turning and the cyclists that coninue straight, in which case the vehicles are required to yield. The pavement markings shown on the right display the proper markings for a continuing bike lane between a continuing vehicle lane and a right-turn lane and demonstrate a color treatment applied to the bike lane through the intersection approach. There are several intersections that warrant greater attention to bicycle movements at intersections due to a number of potential hazards for bicyclists, including heavy traffic volumes, truck traffic, multiple turn lanes and drivers unfamiliar with the area. Some of the design strategies and solutions outlined in the NACTO guidelines such as bike boxes, continuing lane markings through the intersection, and color paving are appropriate for consideration at these intersections. These are general rules for bicycle lane design, but the guide provides more detailed specifications that will be employed in the second phase of this research when needed. 2.4 Intersections  Roadway intersections create increased interaction between cyclists and drivers - such is the case for this right turn lane pictured. Additional awareness measures should be taken when bike lanes areapproachingorproceedingthroughanintersection.  Proper technique for continuing a bike lane through an intersection with a right-turn lane. The red pavement treatment is an additional way to delineate the bike lane and make right-turning vehicles aware of cyclists at the intersection or along the entire corridor.
  • 18. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 15 2.4 Intersections continued  Bike Box Diagram from NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, April 2011  Bike Lane through Intersection Diagram from NACTO Urban Bikeway Design Guide, April 2011
  • 19. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 16 Typical block lengths in urban areas provide crossing opportunities for pedestrians at even intervals, usually every 300 to 600 feet. However, in some cases of the A1A corridor, the space between cross streets is much longer and many of the cross streets terminating at A1A are not signalized. In the non-delineated places, many pedestrians attempt quick crossings that may not catch the attention of motorists. Mid-block crossings provide pavement striping and marking that helps to guide pedestrians and alert motorists to the potential presence of these pedestrians crossing the roadway. High-activity areas such as beaches and commercial districts are among the most ideal locations for their application, primarily because street crossing is in high demand and pedestrians prefer not to deviate their path by walking to the ends of long blocks. These crossings should be implemented in locations a sufficient distance from intersections such that traffic turning from cross streets has ample response time to slow and stop in the event of a pedestrian crossing: motorists may tend to accelerate quickly after making a turn and leaving an intersection so they can clear it, but in so doing would create potential conflict with a pedestrian crossing at a location too close to the motorist’s turn. As one would expect, it is most desirable to place them in locations of existing crossing demand, especially where impromptu crossings are being made by pedestrians. The location should be carefully considered based on both safety and pedestrian demand concerns. In many current applications along A1A, mid-block crossings are not signalized. Whether or not they should be depends on the volume of pedestrian use of the crossing, volume of vehicle traffic on the roadway, and general environmental conditions (such as sight lines, roadway curvature and special considerations such as an exceptionally high number of children, elderly or physically limited pedestrians making the crossing). 2.5 Mid-Block Crossings  Mid-block crossing on A1A. The crossings are especially useful in median sections of A1A where the median provides pedestrian refuge to wait for gaps on oncoming traffic.
  • 20. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 17 A key component of increasing bicycle use in urban areas is the provision of places for bicycles to be stored at the end of a trip. Generally, providing bicycle-parking facilities encourages bicycle usage, and Parking facilities need to be provided at places of attraction, where people are likely to stop and walk, similar to when parking a vehicle or alighting transit (AASHTO, 1999). In Dutch, Danish, and German cities, there is ample supply of bike parking throughout the cities equipped with lighting, security guards, and video surveillance. In these countries, bicycle-parking systems are not only comprised of several bike racks across the city, but also include entire bicycle-parking garages at train stations and city centers. Internationally, parking facilities are built and operated by local governments and transit agencies, as well as mandated in local ordinances to be built in private developments. The City of Fort Lauderdale has already been proactively seeking to add basic bicycle racks and even lockers through contributions from private development projects, and bicycle parking requirements in the city are comparable to those found in major cities around the United States. However, trailheads and other principal locations along the Greenway corridor, especially commercial areas, should also be equipped with storage facilities to serve Greenway corridor users. As a general rule, bicycle parking design and placement in a corridor of high bicycle and pedestrian use is as important as that of vehicle parking, and the same basic concerns of safety and convenience apply. Bicycle parking should be visible, accessible, easy to use, convenient, and in adequate supply to match user demand. Racks need to support the bicycle frame (and not just one wheel) and enable the user to lock the frame and wheels of the bike with a cable or U-shaped lock. Parking locations should be well lit and in plain view without obstructing pedestrians or motor vehicles. Long accustomed to insufficient parking facilities, especially in urban areas, cyclists tend to find usable parking/locking locations where they can. If the parking spaces that are provided do not meet these basic criteria, they may be opted against in favor of something that does (such as a street sign post, parking meter or a fence). 2.6 Bicycle Storage + End-of-Trip Facilities  Existing bicycle rack on A1A. that takes advantage of the horizontal curve of the ‘wave wall’ to add storage space for bicycles. The street furnishings selection table on Page 20 illustrates different types of bicycle storage and parking that constitute good design practice.  Bicycle racks that only allow one wheel to be secured should be avoided: these not only risk damage to the wheel if the bicycle or rack are impacted, it also provides poor protection from theft in that wheels can be separated from the frame.  Stylized bike racks provide the storage functionality while allowing for an opportunity to include public art in a given space. This type of rack is especially fitting for major destination points or where the rack would be amid an aesthetic viewshed.
  • 21. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 18 The images on this page illustrate good practices in bicycle storage, highlighting in particular where they apply to the A1A greenway and the special concerns of the corridor. Perhaps the three most prominent concerns of bicycle storage along A1A are theft, salt spray/drift and weather conditions: the latter especially relating to the need to protect bicycles from sun and rain and the structural concerns of any canopy facilities with hurricanes and other major storm and wind events. Bicycle lockers are typically provided for long-term parking, and in places of extreme climate conditions such as South Florida, are desirable in protecting bicycles from sun, salt spray, rain and wind. Lockers are typically best used for long-term parking, or for periods of more than one day. While their protection from theft and the elements of nature is superior to that of open bike racks, lockers are space-intensive and difficult to integrate into overall aesthetics of public spaces. In the case of the Fort Lauderdale beaches, the primary bicycle use for beach access is on a daylight basis, and users are likely to enter and exit beaches at different times of the day. One potential approach for the A1A greenway is to use traditional open bike storage but create a canopy facility that provides basic rain and sun protection but that is more easily integrated into the beachfront aesthetics of A1A. The images at the lower right provide an illustration of such facilities. Given the structural needs of such a facility in storm events (especially wind-load requirements), it is most desirable to use a flexible material for the canopy, such as canvas, allowing the frame to be mounted with less risk of removal by wind. The example graphics on the following page demonstrate other examples of bicycle storage options and divide these into different levels of storage capacity.  Bicycle lockers can be vertically positioned, as shown here, or horizontally (allowing the bike to be rolled in; shown below). Stylized versions are also emerging onto the market as well, however, they are space-intensive, and as seen here, can block views and impact aesthetic character. 2.6 Bicycle Storage + End-of-Trip Facilities continued  In some constrained corridor areas, especially beach-front segments of A1A where sidewalk width is narrow and beach dunes may not allow expansion of right-of-way, bicycle parking can substitute for on-street parking. In this example in Savannah, Georgia, six bicycles are fit into one on-street space.
  • 22. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 19 All traffic signs and pavement markings are regulated by the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) from the Federal Highway Administration. The signage and markings used for bicycle and pedestrian facilities is dependent on the type of facility that is being implemented. 2.7 Signage + Wayfinding  Example of signage on shared streets. Signs should be placed approximately every quarter-mile, at every turn, and at signalized intersections (AASHTO, 1999)  Standard MUTCD bicycle facility signs
  • 23. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 20 This study provides suggestions for the type of furnishing to use based on the space and nature of the given site. This section provides samples of the furnishing types that are referenced in Section 3 of this study and may be considered for use in future projects. In each of the segment sheets where a place of significance is identified, a menu of site furnishings is provided recommending enhancement that would serve the purpose of the place and make it more amenable to bicycle and pedestrian access. In some of these, particular types have been identified based on site dimensions, context, and special needs and constraints. When consulting those menus in leading subsequent public involvement and project development efforts, this matrix of options should be used as a series of visual examples. These examples will allow project planners and the public to understand initial assessment of the type of furnishings that might fit best in a location and to guide discussions in developing consensus on what will ultimately be selected. 2.8 Types of Site Furnishings Bike Racks See section 2.7 Bike Lockers See section 2.7 Bus Shelters TYPE 1 TYPE 2 TYPE 3 TYPE 4 Medium capacity: many small racks most common Low capacity: either Inverted U type or post-and-ring are common Open bus shelterDecorative/stylized bus shelter; custom design usually developed by transit agency Vertical bike lockers Horizontal bike lockers Stylized: symbolic or popular places of community significance may use custom- designed storage to fit the sense of place High capacity: many different design options available Bike cages
  • 24. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 21 2.8 Types of Site Furnishings continued Street Lights Trash Receptacles Beach Showers Signage See section 2.8 Vehicle-scale highway signs Bicycle and pedestrian-scale signs Custom sign design Similar to current design used in beach areas Metal, more durable; may be suitable for off-beach trailhead locations Concrete, most durable; may be suitable for off-beach trailhead locations Current pedestrian-scale light- ing in use along A1A corridor Typical cobra-head street lights Typical ‘shower tower’ already in use along A1A corridor Alternative shower type in use at 21st Street boardwalk, Lauderdale Beach TYPE 1 TYPE 2 TYPE 3 TYPE 4
  • 25. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 22 Landscape features can enhance the appearance of the greenway corridor and contribute to the comfort and safety of trail users. The placement of trees within the ROW must conform to the applicable roadway standards for setback and trunk spacing, but their inclusion in the design of the greenway can help separate pedestrians from adjacent vehicular traffic and provide much needed shade. The visual “narrowing” of some roads when trees are included in the design may also help lower the speed for some drivers, further contributing to the safety for bicyclists. 2.9 Landscape
  • 26. 03Candidate Segment Sheets
  • 27. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 24 The primary purpose of this study is to provide guidance in future project development for FDOT, the Cities of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Dania Beach and their partner agencies. This section describes candidate segments in detail, delineating them on the basis of similar design needs and the Corridor Districts described in Section 1. The segments listed here are candidate projects in a given geographic extent with conceptual design solutions provided for key portions of the corridor. The majority of these segment will need to be advanced through public involvement and a more substantial project development process, exploring such challenges as intersection and more detailed street cross-section design and signage. The corridor-wide map illustrates the general boundaries of each segment, followed by sheets for segment- specific descriptions. These are intended to convey a vision of the basic issues to address, how it accommodates bicycles and pedestrians along the A1A Greenway, and key design components that need to be addressed in a more detailed project development stage (especially for street cross-section and intersections). Potential locations of cross-section modifications, bicycle parking and storage, and potential easements for passage to and from A1A are identified. The descriptions provide an assessment of constructibility challenges, but they do not provide detailed construction engineering guidance. In further project definition and implementation, more detailed plans and construction documents will need to be developed. Another component to the segment descriptions is the recognition of special places in each segment extent. These are the key attractors of bicycle and pedestrian activity that future capital projects should address with special improvements. The diagram below gives a description of each segment sheet’s organization. 3.0 Candidate Segment Sheets Existing Context Narrative description of the existing corridor, including endpoints, adjacent land uses and possible options for incorporating bicycle facilities. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs Lists the recommended improvements to modify the existing corridor to incorporate the greenway and amenities Segment Endpoints Identifies the intersection or places at the ends of each segment Places of Significance / Points of Interest Identifies places that can or currently serve as trailheads, provide services or may be popular destinations for tail users, or add aesthetic value or visual interest to the greenway corridor. Segment Route Map • Primary, Alternative and Optional Routes • Municipal boundaries and major streets • Trailheads and Points of Interest
  • 28. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 25 DaniaBeach Dania Beach Hollywood Hollywood Dania Beach Broward County BrowardCounty DaniaBeach Hollywood Hollywood Fort Lauderdale DaniaBeach Hollywood SE 17th St /A1A SE 18th St SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St W Park Dr evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES dvlBrewohnesiE SMiamiRd. SE 24th St Eller Drive Taylor Rd Griffin Rd Old Griffin Rd NE 2nd St NE 1st St NW 1st St Fronton NE2ndAve NE5thSt GulfstreamRd Blvd NW4thAve SE6thAve NE7thAve PowerlineEasement FutureRailroadSpur US1-A1A A1A A1A US1 Perim eterRd SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve Dania Beach Blvd /A1A NE 3rd St Fort Lauderdale Broward County US1 FECRailroad SE 17th St /A1A SE 18th St SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve W Park Dr SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES dvlBrewohnesiE SMiamiRd. SE 24th St Eller Drive Taylor Rd Griffin Rd Old Griffin Rd NE 2nd St NE 1st St NW 1st St Fronton NE5thSt NE2ndAve GulfstreamRd Blvd NW4thAve SE6thAve NE7thAve PowerlineEasement FutureRailroadSpur US1-A1A A1A A1A US1 FECRailroad Perim eterRd SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve Dania Beach Blvd /A1A NE 3rd St Fort Lauderdale Broward County US1 DaniaBeach Dania Beach yHollywood Hollywood each County BroBBrowardCounty Hollywood Fort Lauderdale ch Hollywood SE 17th St /A1A S 0t Stt SR 8 - SW th St SW4thAve SW 34th St S t SW 17th St W P rrkk Dr evAdr3WSS d2WWSS AAeev eevAht01SSS dvvBrewwohnes SS mmR SE 24th St er Drive Tay Griffin Old Griffin Rd Ave SE6thAvvve NE7thAvvve PowerlineEasement eFuturep US1A1A A1A Perim eterRd SAndresAve SW2ndAve U FECRailroad SE 17th St /A1ASE 17th St /A1ASE 17th SSE 17t7tth StSt /A/A1A1A SE 20th SSSE 20th SStSE 20th SSt tSE 20 S20t StSE 200SE 200th SSt SR 84 -SR 84 -SR 8SR 8484 - SW 24 SSW 24th StSSWSW 24244th SSt SW4thAveSW4thAveSW4thAveSWSW4t4tthAvAveve W Park Dr W Parkrk Paarrk Dk Dr WW PaPararkrk Dk DrDr SW 34th StSW 34th StSWSW 3344th SSt SW 28th StSW 28th St8 SSWSW 2888tth SSt SW 17th StSW 17th StSWSW 17t7th StSt eeeevvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvddddrrrrr3333WWWWSSSSSSSSSSSS SSW2ndn2nddndnnW2W2WWSWSWSSSSSWSW2n2ndndAAAAAAAvevevevevevvAvveveAAAvvAA eeeevvvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvhhhtttt0000111EEESSSSSSS ddddvvvvvlBBBBrreeeewwwwwoooooohhhhnnneeeesssiEEE Rd SMiamid aaiaSMMmiamimmmmiRiRRRdRd SMiMiaiamamimiRdRdd. SE 24th StSE 24th StSSE 2424t4tth StSt D iEller Driveer DriveElleer Drriviveve TTTTaylor Rdaylor Rda Rdayayylor RdRdTaTT GGG iffi RdGriffinnnGriffin RG RdddRdRdG iffin RG ffGrrififffffin RdRd Old Griffin ROld Griffin RdOldd Grrififffffin RdRd dAAdAdAAvedAvAveve SE6thSE6thSE6tSESE6t6ththAAAAvevvAvveveveAAAvvAA NE7thNE7thNE7t7tthAAAAvvAveveevvevevevAvvAA PowerlineEasementPowerlineEasementerlineEasePoPowowewerrlineEEasasesemeeentnt teRailroadSpurFutureRailroadSFutureRailroautureRailroadSpureRailroadpFutututurereRaRaiilrorooadadSppur US1- US1- US1-USUS1-A1AA1AA1AA1A1AA A1AA1AA1AA11A CRailad FECRailroad FECRailroad FEFECCRaRaiaililrroroaoadad Perim eterRd Perim eterRd Perim eterRd PePereri erimrim e m etetetererRrRdRd SSSSAndrews AndrewseAnAndndrdrerewewswsAAAAvevveeAvveveAAAvvAA SW2nd SW2nd SW2SWSW2n2ndndAAAAvevveeAvveveAAAvvAA NE 3rd StNE 3rdrd StSt UUUU D a n i a C u t o f f C a n a l Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport P o r t E v e r g l a d e s Snyder Park Davis Park Ft Lauderdale Memorial Park IntracoastalWaterway Approximate Outline Future Airport Runway Extension Each of the greenway segments includes a Primary, Alternate and Optional Route as described in Part 1.5. Segment endpoints are based on similarities in the ROW cross sections along the Primary Route, similarities in adjacent land uses and the major signalized intersections along the greenway corridor. Map of A1A Greenway Segments 16 17 18 16 17 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 Water Taxi Connection Primary Route SE 17th Street Causeway Area Primary Route Alternative Route Optional Route US1 at South Miami Road Gateway Primary Route Alternative Route Optional Route Airport and Port Everglades Primary Route Alternative Route Optional Route Dania Beach Core Primary Route Alternative Route Optional Route Dania Beach Blvd. and John U. Lloyd State Park Primary Route Alternative Route Optional Route
  • 29. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 26 Existing Context The water taxi is an ideal mode of transport for tourists, especially families with young children, who are looking for a safe, interesting route to John U. Lloyd State Park and the Dania Beach fishing pier or other destinations south. This route bypasses the heavily trafficked streets and circuitous path around Port Everglades and the Airport, and offers a direct connection to a park road and unique views of the port. Starting at the SE 17th Street Causeway Bridge, an infrastructure landmark in the City, this is one of the few significant points of interest for the greenway. The bridge is a tall structure offering dramatic views of the Port and Intracoastal Waterway and was constructed in the late 1990’s to eliminate traffic congestion caused by a much lower draw bridge built in the 1950’s. The bold streamlined design of the bridge includes a generously scaled, attractive and well-used public plaza and public parking areas underneath on both shores. A privately owned and operated water taxi service has landings under the bridge on both sides, and currently connects to stops along the New River and the Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale and further south in Hollywood. There are also seasonal routes as far south as Miami Beach. Although the boats are not currently fitted with bicycle racks, such an accommodation is feasible and may be eligible for local or State support grants. A new water taxi stop south of the Port Everglades Inlet is feasible at the Whisky Creek boat ramp and dock or the adjacent “Loggerhead Café” concession building in John U. Lloyd State Park. The water taxi trip currently takes approximately 45 minutes from SE 17th Street to Hollywood Beach, so a stop at the State Park would likely take approximately twenty to twenty five minutes, a time that would be difficult to beat for even a professional cyclist given the context of the land-based routes. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • Bicycle racks fitted to the water taxi vessels • Work with existing privately owned Water Taxi service to develop a time schedule and fee structure to transport bicyclists to John U. Lloyd State Park. • Modest dockside improvements at Whisky Creek will be needed to accommodate the water taxi passenger boarding / disembark needs. Segment Endpoints • Plazas under the SE 17th Street Causeway Bridge on both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway and potential future water taxi stops to Loggerhead Cafe and/or Whiskey Creek Boat Ramp off North Ocean Drive in John Lloyd State Park in Hollywood. Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Unique scenic views of Port Everglades and the mangroves along the Intracoastal Waterway • Hotels and Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale • John Lloyd State Park in Hollywood, including the Loggerhead Café, swimming beaches, nature trails, jetty fishing, and scuba diving and snorkeling • Dania Beach Fishing Pier and the Florida Atlantic University Sea Tech Campus Segment 16 Water Taxi Connection  17th St Bridge plaza  17th St Bridge docks and seating
  • 30. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 27 Segment 16 Water Taxi Connection map 16 Water Taxi Connection Primary Route  Segment 16 - Water Taxi Connection Hollywood Fort Lauderdale SE 18th St dvlBrewohnesiE Drive A1A SE 18th St dvlBrewohnesiE Drive A1A r g l a d e s SE 18th StSE 18th StSE 18th StSE 18SE 18t8tth StSt Hollywood Fort Lauderdale dvBrewohnes Drive A1A ddddvvvvvvlBBBrrrreeeeewwwwwwooooohhhnneeeesssiEEE DDriveDrDrriviveve A1AA1AA1AA11A r g l a d e s
  • 31. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 28 Existing Context The objective of this segment is to direct cyclists west on SE 17th Street to the earliest clear route south to bypass Port Everglades, a high security zone that does not allow through-traffic. SE 17th Street is heavily congested and the intersection with US 1 is a bottleneck with two left turn lanes and a combination turn and straight lane making it difficult, if not impossible, for most bicyclists to safely navigate through. South Miami Road is the nearest suitable through-street for bicycles; however where it intersects with SE 17th Street there are no crosswalks to the westbound lanes on 17th Street, only left turn lanes extending west all the way to US 1. This requires a short diversion using SE 10th Avenue to reach South Miami Road before it intersects with SE 17th Street and continuing southward to Spangler Boulevard. Spangler Boulevard is the entrance to Port Everglades to the east and to SR 84 to the west; an existing turn lane divider prevents South Miami Road from crossing this intersection. At a minimum, a pedestrian crossing should be added at this location or preferably a continuation of South Miami Road should be made if the surrounding circulation conflicts or problems with potential cut-through traffic can be resolved. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • Restripe right turn lane into north bound Eisenhower Boulevard to accommodate bicyclist west bound from the SE 17th Street bridge through the intersection • Mark pavement for sharrows along SE 17th Street Ramp frontage roads • Restripe narrower travel lanes on SE 17th Street west of Eisenhower Blvd. to SE 10th Ave as part of upcoming repaving project to create 4’ bike lanes • Implement existing City 20’ landscape and pedestrian easement overlay adjacent to SE 17th Street as frontage properties redevelop • Restripe SE 10th Avenue adding bicycle lanes • Add a bicycle / pedestrian entrance connecting SE 10th Ave to SE 20th Street • Add sharrow pavement markers on SE 20th Street • Complete widened sidewalk along west side of South Miami Road • Complete sidewalk on east side of South Miami Road • Provide a pedestrian / bicycle crossing at the South Miami Road Spangler Blvd intersection • Improve pedestrian crossings Segment Endpoints • SE 17th Street Bridge Water Taxi Stop to Spangler Drive/24th Street and South Miami Road Gateway Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Convention / Resort Hotels • Broward County Convention Center • Restaurants and retail along the corridor • Overlook and trailhead at the Water Taxi Stop Segment 17 - Primary Route SE 17th Street Causeway Area  SE 17th St view east  SE 10th Ave view north  South Miami Rd view north
  • 32. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 29 Segment 17 - Primary Route SE 17th Street Causeway Area map 17 SE 17th Street Causeway Area Primary Route  Segment 17 - Primary Route Hollywood Fort Lauderdale SE 17th St /A1A SE 18th St SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 17th St W Park Dr evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES dvlBrewohnesiE SMiamiRd. SE 24th St A1A SAn SW US SE 17th St /A1A SE 18th St SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve W Park Dr SW 17th St evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES dvlBrewohnesiE SMiamiRd. SE 24th St A1A SAn SW US SE 17th St /A1A eevAht01SSS SSMiamiR SE 17th St /A1ASE 17th St /A1ASE 17th SSE 17t7tth StSt /A/A1A1A eeeevvvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvhhhtttt000111EEESSSSSSSS SMiaRd SMMiamiamiaaaammmmmmiRiRRRdR SMiMiaiamamimiRdRd.d. Davis Park Lauderdale morial Park S 18t St US S 18th StSE 18th StS 18th SSE 18t8tth StSt SUSUSUS Hollywood Fort Lauderdale S 0t Stt S 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 17th St W P rrkk Dr evAdr3WSS d2WWSS AAeev dvvBrewwoohnesE SE 24th St A1A SAn SW U SE 20th SSE 20th SStSE 20th SSSt tSE 20 SS 2 h Sh0t StS 200 SSSSE 200th SSt SR 4 -SR 84 -R 8SR 8484 - SW 24th StSW 24th StSW 24th SSWSW 24244th SSt SW4thAveSW4thAveSAveSWSW4t4tthAvAveve W Park Dr W PaParkrkaarkr Parark D a k DrD WW PaPararkrkk DrDr SW 17th StSW 17th StSSWSW 17t7th SSt eeeevvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvddddrrrrrr333WWWWSSSSSSSSS SSW2ndn2ndddnnW22W2WWSWSWSSSSSSWSW2n2ndndAAAAAAAveveveeeevevevvAvveveAAAvvAA dddddvvvvvlBBBBrrreeeeewwwwwooooohhhnnneeeessssiEE SE 24th StSE 24th StSE 24th SSE 2424t4tth StSt A1AA1AA1AA11A SSSAAnAnAn SWSWSSWSW UUUUDavisss Park Lauderdale morial Park
  • 33. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 30 Segment 17 - Primary Route SE 17th Street Causeway Area Cross Sections  Existing Cross Section SE 17th Street  Proposed Cross Section SE 17th Street - Re-striped lanes plus optional color-keyed bike lane due to heavy traffic volumes. 20’ wide easements have future potential for off-street bicycle lanes.
  • 34. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 31 Segment 17 - Primary Route SE 17th Street Causeway Area Cross Sections  Existing Cross Section SE10th Avenue Median is intermittent, replaced by turn lanes in to bordering parking areas. The street tapers to two lanes at the the south end before dead-ending at private condominium entrance.  Proposed Cross Section - Option 1 SE10th Avenue - Sharrow symbols added to through travel lane.
  • 35. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 32 Segment 17 - Primary Route SE 17th Street Causeway Area Cross Sections  Proposed Cross Section - Option 2 - SE10th Avenue
  • 36. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 33 Segment 17 - Primary Route SE 17th Street Causeway Area Cross Sections  Existing Cross Section - S. Miami Road  Proposed Cross Section - S. Miami Road - Sharrow symbols added and existing walk on east side widened
  • 37. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 34 Existing Context SE 16th Street from Eisenhower Boulevard west to SE 11th Avenue is a two lane road with portions lined with parallel parking. Predominantly marine-related industries line the street due to the finger canal to the north, so truck and trailer traffic is common, plus, the Post Office and restaurants make this area a multi-faceted destination. However, in general the road is sufficient to serve as a shared use road, providing an alternative to riding on SE 17th Street, especially for west-bound cyclists. Because Eisenhower Boulevard includes an intersection with North Marriott Drive, the frontage road for the bridge, bicyclists turning north on Eisenhower must negotiate with many different types of vehicles approaching from multiple turning lanes. Further complicating this intersection is the many types of travelers through this intersection; a high percentage of first time visitors are unfamiliar with how to get to their destination which will require extra caution by bicyclists and drivers alike. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • Lane markings and signage at Eisenhower Blvd. intersection with North Marriott Drive warning vehicles of bicycle traffic • Sharrow pavement markings on Eisenhower Boulevard, SE 16th Street and SE 10th Avenue Segment Endpoints • SE 16th Street from Eisenhower Blvd. to SE 10th Ave Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Restaurants, Retail Shops, Post Office and Marine Service Industry Segment 17 - Alternative Route (Northern Route) SE 16th Street  SE 16th Street looking west  SE 16th Street eastbound just east of SE 15th Avenue
  • 38. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 35 Segment 17 - Alternative Route (Northern Route) SE 16th Street map 17 SE 16th Street Alternative Route  Segment 17 - Alternative Route Hollywood Fort Lauderdale SE 17th St /A1A SE 18th St SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 17th St W Park Dr evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES dvlBrewohnesiE SMiamiRd. SE 24th St A1A SAn SW US SE 17th St /A1A SE 18th St SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve W Park Dr SW 17th St evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES dvlBrewohnesiE SMiamiRd. SE 24th St A1A SAn SW US AnAnAn W Davis Park Lauderdale morial Park S 18t St US SE 18th SSE 18th StSE 18th SSE 18t8tth StSt SUSUSUS Hollywood Fort Lauderdale SE 17th St /A1A S 0t Stt S 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 17th St W P rrkk Dr evAdr3WSS d2WWSS AAeev eevAht01SSS dvvBrewwoohnesE SSMiamiR SE 24th St A1A SAn SW U SE 17th St /A1ASE 17th St /A1ASE 17th SSE 17t7tth StSt /A/A1A1A SE 20th SSE 20th SStSE 20th SSSt tSE 20 SS 2 h Sh0t StS 200 SSSSE 200th SSt SR 4 -SR 84 -R 8SR 8484 - SW 24th StSW 24th StSW 24th SSWSW 24244th SSt SW4thAveSW4thAveSAveSWSW4t4tthAvAveve W Park Dr W PaParkrkaarkr Parark D a k DrD WW PaPararkrkk DrDr SW 17th StSW 17th StSSWSW 17t7th SSt eeeevvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvddddrrrrrr333WWWWSSSSSSSSS SSW2ndn2ndddnnW22W2WWSWSWSSSSSSWSW2n2ndndAAAAAAAveveveeeevevevvAvveveAAAvvAA eeeevvvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvhhhtttt000111EEESSSSSSSS dddddvvvvvlBBBBrrreeeeewwwwwooooohhhnnneeeessssiEE SMiaRd SMMiamiamiaaaammmmmmiRiRRRdR SMiMiaiamamimiRdRd.d. SE 24th StSE 24th StSE 24th SSE 2424t4tth StSt A1AA1AA1AA11A SSSAAnAnAn SWSWSSWSW UUUUDavisss Park Lauderdale morial Park
  • 39. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 36 Existing Context Through negotiations with land owners this optional route is behind the businesses just west of Eisenhower Boulevard and into The Harbor Shops retail center. This route uses service roads and parking lot aisles located in the utility easement along the rear of these properties that front on SE 17th Street. The trail would continue through the shopping center parking lot to local streets that connect with South Miami Road. This requires some modifications to existing parking lots and connecting service roads currently separated by a fence, but this route allows bicyclists to quickly and completely bypass the traffic congestion on SE 17th Street. This route also improves access to the shopping center for bicycles and may function as a trailhead because of the parking nearby and the services offered in the shops, including restaurants, groceries and clothing. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • Trailhead accommodations in Harbor Shops shopping center • Sharrow pavement markings on 18th Street, service areas, Harbor Shops east parking drive and 20th Street • Complete sidewalk on SE 20th Street via a review and waiver of city parking requirements or the development of parallel on street parking • A review and waiver of city parking requirements or parallel parking and a sidewalk along the east edge of the Harbor Shop between the easement and SE 20th Street Segment Endpoints • Eisenhower Boulevard and South Miami Road at SE 20th Street Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Restaurants, Hotels and Retail Shops Segment 17 - Optional Route (Southern Route) Harborside Shops Basement  Cordova Road southbound  Alley and easement behind Harbor Shops
  • 40. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 37 Segment 17 - Optional Route (Southern Route) Harborside Shops Basement map 17 SE 17th Harborside Shops Basement Optional Route  Segment 17 - Optional Route Hollywood Fort Lauderdale SE 17th St /A1A SE 18th St SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 17th St W Park Dr evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES dvlBrewohnesiE SMiamiRd. SE 24th St A1A SAn SW US SE 17th St /A1A SE 18th St SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve W Park Dr SW 17th St evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES dvlBrewohnesiE SMiamiRd. SE 24th St A1A SAn SW USDavis Park Lauderdale morial Park S 18t St US S 18th StSE 18th StS 18th SSE 18t8tth StSt SUSUSUS Hollywood Fort Lauderdale SE 17th St /A1A S 0t Stt S 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 17th St W P rrkk Dr evAdr3WSS d2WWSS AAeev eevAht01SSS dvvBrewwoohnesE SSMiamiR SE 24th St A1A SAn SW U SE 17th St /A1ASE 17th St /A1ASE 17th SSE 17t7tth StSt /A/A1A1A SE 20th SSE 20th SStSE 20th SSSt tSE 20 SS 2 h Sh0t StS 200 SSSSE 200th SSt SR 4 -SR 84 -R 8SR 8484 - SW 24th StSW 24th StSW 24th SSWSW 24244th SSt SW4thAveSW4thAveSAveSWSW4t4tthAvAveve W Park Dr W PaParkrkaarkr Parark D a k DrD WW PaPararkrkk DrDr SW 17th StSW 17th StSSWSW 17t7th SSt eeeevvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvddddrrrrrr333WWWWSSSSSSSSS SSW2ndn2ndddnnW22W2WWSWSWSSSSSSWSW2n2ndndAAAAAAAveveveeeevevevvAvveveAAAvvAA eeeevvvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvhhhtttt000111EEESSSSSSSS dddddvvvvvlBBBBrrreeeeewwwwwooooohhhnnneeeessssiEE SMiaRd SMMiamiamiaaaammmmmmiRiRRRdR SMiMiaiamamimiRdRd.d. SE 24th StSE 24th StSE 24th SSE 2424t4tth StSt A1AA1AA1AA11A SSSAAnAnAn SWSWSSWSW UUUUDavisss Park Lauderdale morial Park
  • 41. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 38 Existing Context This segment of the greenway is located entirely along the west side of US 1 / A1A, in wide shared use sidewalks with no major intersection crossings involved. This however will require moving existing curbs and restriping the street and intersection at US 1, an area that is somewhat confusing because of the number of roadway modifications added over the years and changes to how the road functions in the larger traffic context. Before US 1 and the airport were extensively reconstructed in the 1980’s-90’s, South Miami Road was a two way street and served as a shortcut from US 1 to SE 17th Street. With the median at Eisenhower Boulevard blocking access to the north section of the road, South Miami Road now functions as an access frontage drive for the few businesses remaining on the east side of the road. A triangular green space to the west is vacant dedicated open space and serves as a “green” gateway into Fort Lauderdale, but is otherwise not utilized. The angled intersection of South Miami Road into US 1 is configured like a high speed turn lane due to its location on the inside curve of the US 1 transition from the divided eight lane highway into a six lane urban cross section. As US 1 / A1A approaches the access ramps to Interstate 595 the road begins to elevate, leaving a wide gently sloped landscape embankment next to Port Everglades property to the east. By diverting the trail away from the highway to the bottom of this embankment, the greenway has clear unobstructed access through an attractive park-like space to Eller Drive. The stark contrast with the previous greenway section will be a welcome relief for bicyclists. Eller Drive is a busy intersection that will be reconfigured in the near future to relieve much of the current truck traffic congestion with a ramp to convey traffic more directly into Port Everglades. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • Widened sidewalks in front of businesses along South Miami Road • Traffic calming at the transition from US 1 onto South Miami Road • 10’ – 14’ wide path along the US 1 ROW embankment to the bottom of slope and Eller Drive • New off-street trail along north side of Eller Drive Segment Endpoints • South Miami Road Gateway to the intersection of Eller Drive and NW 7th Avenue Places of Significance / Points of Interest • While the there are no landmark destinations along this route, the potential trail offers a long stretch of off-street riding through a variety of scenes Segment 18 - Primary Route US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway  S Miami Rd Gateway openspace at US 1 view north  SW 4th Avenue southbound, next to Ft Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery  US 1 – A1A intersection with South Miami Road
  • 42. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 39 Segment 18 - Primary Route US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway map 18 US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway Primary Route  Segment 18 - Primary Route Dania Beach Hollywood SE 17th SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St W Park Dr evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES SMiamiRd. SE 24th St SE6thAve SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve US1 FECRailroad SE 17th SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve W Park Dr SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES SMiamiRd. SE 24th St SE6thAve FECRailroad SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve US1 P o r t Snyder Park Davis Park Ft Lauderdale Memorial Park USS1US1US1US1 Dania Beach Hollywood SE 17 S 0t Stt S 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAe SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St W P rrkk Dr evAdr3WSS d2WWSS AAeev eevAht01SS SSMiamiR SE 24th St SE6thAvvve SAndrewsAve SW2dAve U FECRroad SE 17thSE 17thSSE 17t7tth SE 20th SSE 20th SStSE 20t StSE 20th S0th SSt SSE 200th SSt SR 4SR 84 -8SR 8484 - SW 24th StSW 24th StSW 24th SSWSW 24244th SSt SW4thAveSW4thAveSSWSW4t4tthAvAveve W Park Dr W PaP rkrkrk Parark D a k DrD WW PaPararkrk Dk DrDr SW 34th StSW 34th StSW 3SWSW 3344th SSt SW 28th StSW 28th StSW 28th SSWSW 288th SSt SW 17th SSW 17th StSW 17th SSWSW 17t7th SSt eeeevvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvdddddrrrrrr3333WWWWSSSSSSSSSSS SSW2ndn2ndddnnW2W2WWSWSWSSSSSSWSW2n2ndndAAAAAAAveveveeevevevvAvveveAAAvvAA eeeeevvvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvhhhtttt0000111EEESSSSSSSSS SMiaRd SMSMiamiamiaammmmiRiRRRdd SMiMiaiamamimiRdRd.d. SE 24th StSE 24th StSSE 2424t4tth StSt SE6thSE6thSE6tSESE6t6ththAAAAvevveeAvveveveAAAvvAA CRailroad FECRailroad FECRailroad FEFECCRaRaiaililrroroaoadd SSSSAndrews Andrews ndreAnAndndrdrerewewswsAAAAvevveeAvveveAAAvvAA SW2nd SW2nd SW2nd SWSW2n2ndndAAAAvevveAvveveAAAvvAA UUUU P o r t Snyder Park Davisss Park Ft Lauderdale Memorial Park
  • 43. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 40 Segment 18 - Primary Route US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway Cross Sections Existing Cross Section - US 1 Just South of the S. Miami Road Intersection - This is the narrowest and most constrained portion of this stretch of road due to an existing building and close proximity of the turn lane into S. Miami Road. 
  • 44. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 41 Segment 18 - Primary Route US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway Cross Sections  Proposed Cross Section - US 1 at South Miami Road - Modifications to the existing turn lane provides enough room for two-way bike path or cycle track. New curb and a re-configured intersection at S. Miami Road is necessary to maintain vehicle access to adjacent commercial properties. Bike Trail Begin modification to curb and/or lane striping to expand walk/trail area to east Existing driveway with optional color warning for bicycle trail crossing Pedestrian and Trail crosswalk Re-configured entrance to existing business as a result of eliminating head-in parking in front of building New parallel parking Bicycle Trail weaves through City Gateway Park
  • 45. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 42 Segment 18 - Primary Route US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway Cross Sections  Existing Cross Section - US 1 Just North of I-595 - Grassy sloped area of varied width, a swale at the base of slope and randomly spaced mature shade trees.  Proposed Cross Section - US 1 Just North of I-595 - Trail working down from street level to base of slope, weaving between existing shade trees.
  • 46. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 43 Segment 18 - Primary Route US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway Cross Sections  Existing Cross Section - Eller Drive - This is the most constrained portion of Eller Drive for trail placement because of an existing building and mature trees.  Proposed Cross Section - Eller Drive - New off-street trail along north side of street. New curb at constrained segment of ROW allows existing swale to be eliminated, trail to be moved closer to street, and existing mature shade trees to be preserved.
  • 47. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 44 Existing Context Few existing or potential FEC Railroad ROW crossings for bicycles or pedestrians connect through to the east side of US 1 / A1A. SW & SE 24th Street / SR 84 is a busy commercial route that is the first full intersection with US 1 / A1A north of the airport, and provides the most direct connection west. 24th Street / SR 84 is the historic entrance to the port and is still an important route for commercial vehicles. Truck traffic and dual right turn lanes at three of the four corners make this a challenging but not impossible to cross on a bicycle. SW 24th Street is an important east-west connecting leg for the greenway, presenting a challenge for all but the fastest, most experienced bicyclists to ride on the road. Insufficient roadway pavement width and multiple curb cuts in combination with the oftentimes frenetic traffic make the sidewalks a more suitable route for most riders to use. A signalized intersection west on SW 24th Street at SW 4th Avenue is where this alternative leg of the greenway turns south. Pedestrian traffic is relatively low along these streets but there are existing bus stops; fitting a narrow bus shelter may be a challenge on SW 24th Street, but SW 4th Avenue appears to have sufficient room for both a widened sidewalk and bus shelters. SW 4th Avenue is a local collector street with schools and businesses plus two parks that can serve as trailheads for the greenway. The street is not heavily traveled, especially the southernmost stretch in front of Snyder Park. On-street bicycle lanes appear to be feasible for the length of SW 4th Avenue, transitioning to a recently completed off-street trail opposite Snyder Park. This sets up bicyclists for a direct connection to the FEC trail to the east. East of the FEC tracks SE 6th Avenue leads to a signalized three-way intersection at US 1 / A1A. The primary purpose of this street for the greenway is the potential for a pedestrian crossing over the tracks in the future. While a grade separated crossing is not only expensive and discouraging for bicyclists and pedestrians alike, the addition of a future transit stopat the airport may make a crossing more viable in the future in this area. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • Narrow travel lanes to accommodate new bike lanes • Add bulb-outs to calm traffic and improve pedestrian crosswalks Segment Endpoints • US 1 at Spangler Boulevard / SE 24th Street intersection to Perimeter Road Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Croissant Park Community Center • Bryant Peney Park trailhead • Snyder Park trailhead • Floyd Hull Stadium Park Segment 18 - Alternative Route SW 6th Avenue, SW 24th and 34th Streets  SW 3rd Avenue southbound, next to Ft Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery SR 84 – SW 24th Street eastbound at SW 3rd Avenue  SE 6th Avenue northbound approaching intersection with US 1 / A1A
  • 48. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 45 Segment 18 - Alternative Route SW 6th Avenue, SW 24th and 34th Streets map 18 US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway Alternative Route  Segment 18 - Alternative Route Dania Beach Hollywood SE 17th SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St W Park Dr evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES SMiamiRd. SE 24th St SE6thAve SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve US1 FECRailroad SE 17th SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve W Park Dr SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES SMiamiRd. SE 24th St SE6thAve FECRailroad SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve US1 t t WSS S S tt tt WWWSSSSSSSSSSS SSS SSS P o r t Snyder Park Davis Park Ft Lauderdale Memorial Park  Segment 18 - Alternative Route USS1US1US1US1  eeeeeeeeeeeeeeentntntntntntntntntnntnntnntntntntttnttntn 18181818118181818181811811888 --- A- A- AAA- AA-------- AAA- A- Alteltelteltltlteltl iititiitiivvvitit SSSSSS mememememmmememe Dania Beach Hollywood SE 17 S 0t Stt S 84 - S t S SW4thAe SW 34th St S S SW 17th St W P rrkk Dr evAdr3W d2WWSS AAeev eevAht01SS SSMiamiR SE 24th St SE6thAvvve SAndrewsAve SW2dAve U FECRroad SE 17thSE 17thSSE 17t7tth SE 20th SSE 20th SStSE 20t StSE 20th S0th SSt SSE 200th SSt SR 4SR 84 -8SR 8484 - SW 24th StSW 24th StSW 24th SSWSW 24244th SSt SW4thAveSW4thAveSSWSW4t4tthAvAveve W Park Dr W PaP rkrkrk Parark D a k DrD WW PaPararkrk Dk DrDr SW 34th StSW 34th StSW 3SWSW 3344th SSt SW 28th StSW 28th StSW 28th SSWSW 288th SSt SW 17th SSW 17th StSW 17th SSWSW 17t7th SSt eeeevvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvdddddrrrrrr3333WWW SSW2ndn2ndddnnW2W2WWSWSWSSSSSSWSW2n2ndndAAAAAAAveveveeevevevvAvveveAAAvvAA eeeeevvvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvhhhtttt0000111EEESSSSSSSSS SMiaRd SMSMiamiamiaammmmiRiRRRdd SMiMiaiamamimiRdRd.d. SE 24th StSE 24th StSSE 2424t4tth StSt SE6thSE6thSE6tSESE6t6ththAAAAvevveeAvveveveAAAvvAA CRailroad FECRailroad FECRailroad FEFECCRaRaiaililrroroaoadd SSSSAndrews Andrews ndreAnAndndrdrerewewswsAAAAvevveeAvveveAAAvvAA SW2nd SW2nd SW2nd SWSW2n2ndndAAAAvevveAvveveAAAvvAA UUUU P o r t Snyder Park Davisss Park Ft Lauderdale Memorial Park
  • 49. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 46 Overview These local commercial streets connect the greenway to neighborhoods, businesses and trailheads, and are vital for greenway users or travelers west of the FEC Railroad to reach A1A. With changes to US 1 / A1A over the years and with the Interstate 595 interchange, the “shortcut” to downtown that was once possible on Andrews Avenue has been cut off leaving this area somewhat disconnected from the highways and less subject to congestion. The result is a more comfortable environment for bicyclists west of US 1 / A1A to use. SW 2nd Avenue is a quiet local commercial street between SW 17th and SW 34th Street and will work as a shared street north of 24th Street. South of 24th Street 2nd Avenue becomes a four lane road with a grassed median, and it appears to have low enough traffic volumes to be restriped for two lanes, on street parking and bike lanes. The Croissant Park Community Center and Park can serve as a trailhead, and connects to SW 17th Street at the signalized intersection at SW 4th Avenue and at SW 22nd on the east side of the park. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • Add a trailhead at Bryant Peney Park • Add a trailhead at Croissant Park Community Center • Add a trailhead at Snyder Park • Sharrow pavement markings on SW 2nd Avenue north of 24th Street • Bike lanes added south of 24th by restriping road from four to two lanes. • Add bulb-outs for on-street parking to calm traffic and improve pedestrian crosswalks Segment Endpoints • From SW 17th to SW 24th Streets, between SW 6th and SW 2nd Avenues Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Croissant Park • Bryant Peney Park • Snyder Park • Lauderdale Memorial Park Cemetery Segment 18 - Optional Routes SW 2nd, 3rd and 6th Avenues, SW 17th Street SW 2nd Ave view north  SW 2nd Avenue southbound, just south of SR 84 / SW 34th Street  Eastbound view on West Park Drive, approaching Croissant Park Community Center
  • 50. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 47 US 1 at South Miami Road Gateway Optional Routes Segment 18 - Optional Routes SW 2nd, 3rd and 6th Avenues, SW 17th Street map 18 Dania Beach Hollywood SE 17th SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St W Park Dr evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES SMiamiRd. SE 24th St SE6thAve SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve US1 FECRailroad SE 17th SE 20th St SR 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve W Park Dr SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St evAdr3WS SW2ndAve evAht01ES SMiamiRd. SE 24th St SE6thAve FECRailroad SAndrewsAve SW2ndAve US1 e W kk e SW4thAveSW4thAveSWW4tthAvvve W Pa W PPParkk WW PaParkk SWnd SW2nd SW2nSWSW2n2ndndAAAAvevveAvvveAAAvvA P o r t Snyder Park Davis Park Ft Lauderdale Memorial Park  Segment 18 - Optional Routes USS1US1US1US1 Dania Beach Hollywood SE 17 S 0t Stt S 84 - SW 24th St SW4thAve SW 34th St SW 28th St SW 17th St W P rrk Dr evAdr3WSS d2WWSS AAeev eevAht01SS SSMiamiR SE 24th St SE6thAvvve SAndrewsAve SW2dAve U FECRroad SE 17thSE 17thSSE 17t7tth SE 20th SSE 20th SStSE 20t StSE 20th S0th SSt SSE 200th SSt SR 4SR 84 -8SR 8484 - SW 24th StSW 24th StSW 24th SSWSW 24244th SSt SSW4thAveSSWSW4t4tthAvAveve k Dr W Parkrkrk Paark D a DrD W PaPararkrk Dk DrDr SW 34th StSW 34th StSW 3SWSW 3344th SSt SW 28th StSW 28th StSW 28th SSWSW 288th SSt SW 17th SSW 17th StSW 17th SSWSW 17t7th SSt eeeevvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvdddddrrrrrr3333WWWWSSSSSSSSSSS SSW2ndn2ndddnnW2W2WWSWSWSSSSSSWSW2n2ndndAAAAAAAveveveeevevevvAvveveAAAvvAA eeeeevvvvvvvAAAvAAvvvAAvvhhhtttt0000111EEESSSSSSSSS SMiaRd SMSMiamiamiaammmmiRiRRRdd SMiMiaiamamimiRdRd.d. SE 24th StSE 24th StSSE 2424t4tth StSt SE6thSE6thSE6tSESE6t6ththAAAAvevveeAvveveveAAAvvAA CRailroad FECRailroad FECRailroad FEFECCRaRaiaililrroroaoadd SSSSAndrews Andrews ndreAnAndndrdrerewewswsAAAAvevveeAvveveAAAvvAA SSW2ndnd SWSW22ndndAAAAveveveAA UUUU P o r t Snyder Park Davisss Park Ft Lauderdale Memorial Park
  • 51. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 48 Existing Context Expansion projects at the airport and Port Everglades are at advanced levels of design and planning that will impact this stretch of the proposed greenway. NW 7th Avenue is a mostly rural cross section road with the embankment for US 1 / A1A along the west side, and wetlands or port-related commercial uses along the east. The road currently carries large trucks which have proven to be fatal for bicyclists because of the draft created by the vehicles. Some but not all of this truck traffic will be accommodated in a new ramp at Eller Drive, so off-street bicycle lanes are the safest option in this context. Although the west side of NW 7th Avenue is wide enough for an off-street trail, an existing retaining wall for the access ramp to the airport terminal and existing mangroves on the east side of the road tightly constrain the ROW width. Plus, a future ramp from the airport will tie into NW 7th Avenue just south of the current ramp retaining wall, creating an obstacle for bicycles. The east side of NW 7th Avenue is most appropriate for a bike trail because there is sufficient room, and bicycles are already on that side of the road from the previous segment. A boardwalk trail through the mangroves or an expanded road cross section with a barrier between the bicycle trail and roadway are two alternative solutions that can resolve the constraint problem at the mangroves. Both will require some mitigation to occur with the mangroves, an environmental obstacle that might be addressed as part of future plans for the overall port site. Taylor Road will be eliminated as part of the airport expansion to make room for the new runway, and Griffin Road extended will be the connection between US 1 / A1A and NW 7th Avenue. Current plans call for on street bike lanes for this stretch of roadway. However, a more desirable solution for bicyclists is to continue the off-street trail along the south side of NW 7th Avenue. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • Intersection pavement markings, crossing activation signals and signage at Eller Road • 10’ – 12’ pathway on the east shoulder with barrier in portions to protect bicyclists from traffic • Potential boardwalk instead of widened shoulder, through mangroves across from airport terminal ramp and constrained NW7th Avenue ROW • Consider widening Griffin Road extension sidewalk on the south side in lieu of on-street bike lanes to more easily connect with proposed off-street trail east of NW 7th Avenue • Improve crossings at US 1 and Griffin Road Segment Endpoints • Eller Drive and US 1 Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Mangroves • Aircraft landing / taking off Segment 19 - Primary Route Airport and Port Everglades  NW 7th Ave view north  NW 7th Ave view south at access ramp  NW 7th Ave view north
  • 52. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 49 Segment 19 - Primary Route Airport and Port Everglades map 19 Airport and Port Everglades Primary Route  Segment 19 - Primary Route DaniaBeach Hollywood Dania Beach Broward County BrowardCounty SW 34th St Eller Taylor Rd Griffin Rd NE7thAve PowerlineEasement FutureRailroadSpur US1-A1A Perim eterRd Fort Lauderdale Broward County d SW 34th St Eller Taylor Rd Griffin Rd NE7thAve PowerlineEasement FutureRailroadSpur US1-A1A Perim eterRd Fort Lauderdale Broward County ANE7thNE7thNE7t7tthAAAAveveveeAA Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Snyder Park Approximate Outline Future Airport Runway Extension Dania Be Broward C e Broward County FFort LauderdaleFoForortrt LLaaududedererdrdadalalele Broward CountyBroward CountyBrBroroowawarardrd CoCooununntyty DaniaBeach HyHollywood each County BroBrowardCounty SW 34th St e Tay dGG f N7thAvvve PowerlineEasement FutureFuturep US1A1A Perim eterRd SW 34th StSW 34th StSWSW 334t4th SSt eEllerereEller TTTTaylor Rdaylor Rda Rdayayylor RdRdTaTT Griffin RGGriffinnnGriffin RGriffin RdRdRdRGG ffGrrififffffin RdRd NE7thNE77tthAAAvvAevvvevevevAvvAA PowerlineEasementPowerlineEasementPowerlineEasemenPoPowowewerrlineEEasassemeentnt FutureRailroadSpurFutureRailroadSpFutureRailroadSFutureRailroautureRailroadSpurutureRailroadpuuFutututurereRaRaiilrorooadadSppur US1- US1- US1-USUS1-A1AA1AA1AA1A1AA Perim eterRd Perim eterRd Perim eterRd PePereri erimrim e m etetetererrRdRd Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Snyder Park imate OutlineApproximaA FF port Runway ExtensionFuture AirporFFutFu
  • 53. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 50 Segment 19 - Primary Route Airport and Port Everglades Cross Sections  Existing Cross Section - NE 7th Avenue, North End  Proposed Cross Section - NE 7th Avenue, North End - Off-street bike trail along east side of ROW. Varied width of ROW allows generous setbacks for the trail from the road.
  • 54. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 51 Segment 19 - Primary Route Airport and Port Everglades Cross Sections  Existing Cross Section - NE 7th Avenue at Airport Entrance Ramp - This is the most constrained portion of roadway along this segment.  Proposed Cross Section – Option 1 - NE 7th Avenue at Airport Entrance Ramp - Road widened to include two-way bike trail; concrete barrier provided between bicycle paths and road in constrained portion of ROW. Wetland mitigation will be required as well as roadway and bikeway drainage modifications to keep the travelways dry and prevent direct runoff into wetlands.
  • 55. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 52 Segment 19 - Primary Route Airport and Port Everglades Cross Sections  Proposed Cross Section – Option 2 - NE 7th Avenue at Airport Entrance Ramp - Elevated trail through wetlands; trail may meander through the wetland to avoid large mangrove and other native trees.
  • 56. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 53 Existing Context This alternative route ties Perimeter Road into the proposed off-street trail on the north side of SW 34th Street, continues south past the airport and eventually ties into US 1 / A1A (the Primary trail route) at Griffin Road. Existing plans for a greenway along the FEC Railroad corridor have been in negotiation for many years, although no final plans are in place at the time of this writing. This stretch of the FEC ROW is adjacent to Perimeter Road at the airport and is broad enough to accommodate both a trail and future plans for Commuter Rail service. In the event that such a trail is not possible in the FEC corridor there is room for a 10’ wide trail along the east side of the existing Perimeter Road. In either scenario sufficient width will be necessary to include the trail in the proposed bridge-tunnel for the extension of airport runway 27L, which will span over Perimeter Road, the FEC corridor and US 1 / A1A. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • The area will require raising the grade with fill and a paved surface the entire length • Where Perimeter Road abuts Griffin Road, an adjustment to the alignment of Perimeter Road is necessary to accommodate the trail west to the intersection signal. • An existing parking area and park at the west end of Airport Greenbelt Park can serve as a trailhead and be accessed by an existing pathway. • Perimeter Road has intermittent traffic ranging from passenger vehicles to buses and some trucks but opportunity exists for sharrow markings. Segment Endpoints • Perimeter Road from SW 34th Street to Griffin Road Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport • Future Commuter Rail Station • Perimeter Road Park Segment 19 - Alternative Route Airport Perimeter Road / F.E.C. Rail R.O.W.  Airport Perimeter Rd at I-595 overpass  Airport Perimeter Road southbound, approaching existing overpass ramps  Airport Perimeter Road southbound, approaching future tunnels under extended runway  View east at Perimeter Road intersection with Griffin Road
  • 57. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 54 Segment 19 - Alternative Route Airport Perimeter Road / F.E.C. Rail R.O.W. map 19 Airport and Port Everglades Alternative Route  Segment 19 - Alternative Route DaniaBeach Hollywood Dania Beach Broward County BrowardCounty SW 34th St Eller Taylor Rd Griffin Rd NE7thAve PowerlineEasement FutureRailroadSpur US1-A1A Perim eterRd Fort Lauderdale Broward County d SW 34th St Eller Taylor Rd Griffin Rd NE7thAve PowerlineEasement FutureRailroadSpur US1-A1A Perim eterRd Fort Lauderdale Broward County Perim eterRd Perim eterRd Perim eterR PePereririim etteerRdRd Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Snyder Park Approximate Outline Future Airport Runway Extension Dania Be Broward C e Broward County FFort LauderdaleFoForortrt LLaaududedererdrdadalalele Broward CountyBroward CountyBrBroroowawarardrd CoCooununntyty DaniaBeach HyHollywood each County BroBrowardCounty SW 34th St e Tay dGG f N7thAvvve PowerlineEasement FutureFuturep US1A1A SW 34th StSW 34th StSWSW 334t4th SSt eEllerereEller TTTTaylor Rdaylor Rda Rdayayylor RdRdTaTT Griffin RGGriffinnnGriffin RGriffin RdRdRdRGG ffGrrififffffin RdRd NE7thNE7thNE7t7tthAAAAvvAvevvvevevevAvvAA PowerlineEasementPowerlineEasementPowerlineEasemenPoPowowewerrlineEEasassemeentnt FutureRailroadSpurFutureRailroadSpFutureRailroadSFutureRailroautureRailroadSpurutureRailroadpuuFutututurereRaRaiilrorooadadSppur US1- US1- US1-USUS1-A1AA1AA1AA1A1AA Perim eterRd Perim eterRd Perim eterRd PePereririmrim e m etetetererRrRdRd Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Snyder Park imate OutlineApproximaA port Runway ExtensionFuture Airpor
  • 58. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 55 Existing Context The existing FP&L power line easement east of NW 7th Avenue runs parallel to the roadway and has unpaved service/maintenance roads that can provide an optional route for the Greenway. Frequent trail users appreciate variety in their commute, and this stretch offers one of the most tranquil stretches of trail in this greenway (despite take-offs and landings at the airport). In addition, the trail can serve as an all weather surface for FP&L maintenance vehicles. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • 12’ – 14’ paved trail sufficient to carry maintenance vehicle loads Segment Endpoints • Eller Drive to the transition of NW 7th Avenue into Griffin Road Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Mangrove and wetland Greenway experience Segment 19 - Optional Route FP & L Easement  Example of a well-used off street trail within a powerline easement
  • 59. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 56 Segment 19 - Optional Route FP & L Easement map 19 Airport and Port Everglades Optional Route  Segment 19 - Optional Route DaniaBeach Hollywood Dania Beach Broward County BrowardCounty SW 34th St Eller Taylor Rd Griffin Rd NE7thAve PowerlineEasement FutureRailroadSpur US1-A1A Perim eterRd Fort Lauderdale Broward County d SW 34th St Eller Taylor Rd Griffin Rd NE7thAve PowerlineEasement FutureRailroadSpur US1-A1A Perim eterRd Fort Lauderdale Broward County HyHollywood y dGG fGriffinnnGriffin RGriffin RdRdRdRGG ffGrrififffffin RRd PliEasementPowerlineEasementPPooweerrlineEasemennt Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Snyder Park Approximate Outline Future Airport Runway Extension Dania Be Broward C e Broward County FFort LauderdaleFoForortrt LLaaududedererdrdadalalele Broward CountyBroward CountyBrBroroowawarardrd CoCooununntyty DaniaBeach Hollywood each County BroBrowardCounty SW 34th St e Tay N7thAvvve PowerlineEasement FutureFuturep US1A1A Perim eterRd SW 34th StSW 34th StSWSW 334t4th SSt eEllerereEller TTTTaylor Rdaylor Rda Rdayayylor RdRdTaTT Griffin RGriffinGriffin RRdGrrifffffin RdRd NE7thNE7thNE7t7tthAAAAvvAvevvvevevevAvvAA tPowerlineEasementrlineEasemenPoPowowewerrlineEEasassemeentnt FutureRailroadSpurFutureRailroadSpFutureRailroadSFutureRailroautureRailroadSpurutureRailroadpuuFutututurereRaRaiilrorooadadSppur US1- US1- US1-USUS1-A1AA1AA1AA1A1AA Perim eterRd Perim eterRd Perim eterRd PePereri erimrim e m etetetererrRdRd Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Snyder Park imate OutlineApproximaA FF port Runway ExtensionFuture AirporFFutFu
  • 60. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 57 Exisiting Context This stretch of the greenway is where the combined US 1 / A1A highway transitions from a six lane divided cross section with wide landscape shoulders and no buildings, to a four lane urban cross section through a congested commercial area of the City. North of the Dania Cutoff Canal US 1 / A1A has existing sidewalks on the west side and along half of the east side, from Griffin Road to the canal. The canal bridge is an older five lane structure with walks and bike lanes. There appears to be the potential for one or the other side of the bridge to accommodate an off-street bicycle trail with restriping and lane shifts; however the current bike lane and sidewalk configuration is functional. South of the bridge Old Griffin Road is a narrow two to three lane uncurbed road in poor condition that intersects US 1. This intersection is very close to the FEC Railroad creating a short block where vehicles cueing for the train back up onto US 1. This is a congested intersection because of the shortness of the block and the intersection of NW 4th Avenue with Old Griffin Road just west of the FEC. During peak traffic hours commercial vehicles and commuters make this a challenging intersection to navigate by bicycle. Many buildings on US 1 / A1A between the canal and Dania Beach Boulevard are either directly on or encroach upon the ROW. This is the outer edge of the City’s downtown core and many of these older industries are in transition. The City of Dania Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) has extensive redevelopment plans, including significant alterations to US 1 and a much higher intensity of new marine related industry along the canal. Due to the low clearance under both the US 1 bridge and the FEC bridge, the CRA is pursuing options to replace the bridges to allow larger vessels access to marine industries to the west. These future plans, if implemented, would eliminate much of the congestion and confusion for bicyclists and pedestrians in this area. The Greenway turns east at NE 1st Street, a fairly quiet neighborhood collector street with a signalized intersection at US 1. The trail leads to a proposed trailhead at Frost Park. No sidewalks exist on the street, except for the first block off US 1, however traffic volume is low enough for bicycles to share the existing road. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • Reduce travel lane widths to widen bike lanes • Potential trail along west side of US 1 north of Dania Cutoff Canal • Reduce or narrow driveway cuts on US 1 and remove back of curb sod strips to increase pedestrian space • Add sharrow pavement markings at NE 1st Street and Fronton Boulevard • Add trailhead amenities to Frost Park Segment Endpoints • Griffin Road to Dania Beach Boulevard/A1A Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Frost Park • Dania Jai Lai Fronton Segment 20 - Primary Route Dania Beach Core  US 1 – A1A southbound, approaching Dania Cutoff Canal Bridge  US 1 – A1A just north of Old Griffin Road and the Dania Cutoff Canal  NE 1st Street looking east at US 1 – A1A intersection
  • 61. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 58 Segment 20 - Primary Route Dania Beach Core map 20 Dania Beach Core Primary Route  Segment 20 - Primary Route Dania Beach Broward County Taylor Rd Griffin Rd Old Griffin Rd NE 2nd St NE 1st St NW 1st St Fronton NE2ndAve NE5thSt GulfstreamRd Blvd NW4thAve A1A US1 NE 3rd St Taylor Rd Griffin Rd Old Griffin Rd NE 2nd St NE 1st St NW 1st St Fronton NE5thSt NE2ndAve GulfstreamRd Blvd NW4thAve A1A US1 NE 3rd St D a n i a C u t o f f C a n a l Dania Be Broward C 2 d S 1st StSt NW 1st St Fronto 2n 5thS GGulfstreamR Bvd NW4thAvvve A1A USS1 2nd StNE 2nd St2ndNE 2nd SSt 1st SNE 1st Stst SN StNE 1stst StSt NW 1st SNW 1st Stst SNWNW 1stst StSt FrontononFrorontntoton 5thStNE5thSthSNE5t5tthSSt N2dNE2nd2ndNE2ndd GlftRdGGufstreaGuraGGulfstreamRdlfstreamRdGulflfsfststtrereeamRdRd BdBvdBlvlvdvd NW4th NW4th NWW4t4ththAAAAvevveeAvveveveAAAvvAA A1AA1AA1AA11A USS1UUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS1S1S11111US1 each County Tay dGG f Old G iffi d Ave TTTTaylor Rdaylor Rdayloa RdRdayayylor RdRdTaTT Griffin RG ffff RddG RdGGriffinn RRdRdGG ffGrrififffffin RdRd Old GriffinOld Griffin RdOOld Grrififffffin RdRd dAAdAdAAveedAvAveve NE 3rd Strd SNE 3rdrd StSt D a n i a C u t o f f C a n a l
  • 62. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 59  Existing Cross Section - US-1 North of Dania Cutoff Canal  Proposed Cross Section - US-1 North of Dania Cutoff Canal - New off-street bike trail along west side of ROW. Segment 20 - Primary Route Dania Beach Core Cross Sections
  • 63. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 60  Existing Cross Section - US-1 Bridge at Dania Cutoff Canal  Proposed Cross Section – Option 1 - US-1 Bridge at Dania Cutoff Canal - Lanes restriped to provide regulation size bike lanes, color added to pavement to alert drivers at this narrow section of the ROW. Segment 20 - Primary Route Dania Beach Core Cross Sections
  • 64. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 61  Proposed Cross Section – Option 2 - US-1 Bridge at Dania Cutoff Canal - Existing bridge modified and lanes restriped to include a trail along the west side of the bridge. Segment 20 - Primary Route Dania Beach Core Cross Sections
  • 65. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 62  Proposed Cross Section - US-1 Dania Beach South of the Cutoff Canal - Sidewalks widened where there are currently grass strips. Travel lanes restriped to make room for regulation size bike lanes; optional color shown on bike lanes due to heavy traffic volumes. Optionally, color may be added at the major intersections only. Segment 20 - Primary Route Dania Beach Core Cross Sections  Existing Cross Section - US-1 Dania Beach South of the Cutoff Canal
  • 66. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 63 Existing Context An Alternative Route along NW 4th Avenue through Dania Beach allows the wider paths in the NW 7th Avenue Primary Route or the powerline and the Perimeter Road alternative routes to continue into the Dania Beach downtown area. The route would parallel the FEC ROW in the NW 4th Avenue ROW from Old Griffin Road to NW 1st Street where it would extend to the east and cross US 1 at a signalized intersection and join with the Greenway Primary Route. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • Pedestrian bridge over canal or restriping and other modifications to existing US 1 bridge and approaches • 10’ to 12’ pathway in NW 4th Avenue ROW • Reduce or narrow driveway cuts on NW 1st Street • Mark NW 4th Avenue and NW 1st Street as sharrows • Complete missing segments of sidewalk and improve crossings for NW 1st Street • Trailhead improvements at C.W. Thomas Park Segment Endpoints • NW 4th Avenue from Griffin Road to NW 1st Street at US 1 Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Dania Beach City Hall • Dania Beach Library • Collins Elementary School • C. W. Thomas Park Segment 20 - Alternative Route NW 4th Avenue  NW 4th Ave view north  Old Griffin Road at FEC Railroad  Old Griffin Road at FEC RR view east
  • 67. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 64 Segment 20 - Alternative Route NW 4th Avenue map 20 Dania Beach Core Alternative Route  Segment 20 - Alternative Route Dania Beach Broward County Taylor Rd Griffin Rd Old Griffin Rd NE 2nd St NE 1st St NW 1st St Fronton NE2ndAve NE5thSt GulfstreamRd Blvd NW4thAve A1A US1 NE 3rd St Taylor Rd Griffin Rd Old Griffin Rd NE 2nd St NE 1st St NW 1st St Fronton NE5thSt NE2ndAve GulfstreamRd Blvd NW4thAve A1A US1 NE 3rd St D a n i a C u t o f f C a n a l Dania Be Broward C 2 d S 1st StSt NW 1st St Fronto 2n 5thS GGulfstreamR Bvd hAvvve A1A USS1 2nd StNE 2nd St2ndNE 2nd SSt 1st SNE 1st Stst SN StNE 1stst StSt NW 1st SNW 1st Stst SNWNW 1stst StSt tFrontononFrorontntoton 5thStNE5thSthSNE5t5tthSSt N2dNE2nd2ndNE2ndd GlftRdGGufstreaGuraGGulfstreamRdlfstreamRdGulflfsfststtrereeamRdRd BdBvdBlvlvdvd NW4th NW4th NWW4t4ththAAAAvevveeAvveveveAAAvvAA A1AA1AA1AA11A USS1UUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS1S1S11111US1 each County Tay dGG f Old G iffi d Ave TTTTaylor Rdaylor Rdayloa RdRdayayylor RdRdTaTT Griffin RG ffff RddG RdGGriffinn RRdRdGG ffGrrififffffin RdRd Old GriffinOld Griffin RdOOld Grrififffffin RdRd dAAdAdAAveedAvAveve NE 3rd Strd SNE 3rdrd StSt D a n i a C u t o f f C a n a l
  • 68. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 65 Existing Context This route takes advantage of the existing roadway and sidewalk infrastructure without regard to future redevelopment plans for the downtown core of Dania Beach or the Jai-Alai Fronton. Pedestrians and bicyclists in this route use existing streets marked as sharrows, and sidewalks improved with the construction of several small missing pavement links. This allows bicyclists to weave eastward away from the highway and into the neighborhood, although the one long block between Old Griffin Road and NE 3rd Street has narrow sidewalks on both sides of the street, and the Old Griffin Road intersection is very congested. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • Infill sidewalk gaps and add sharrow markings on NW 2nd and 3rd Streets, NE 2nd Avenue, NE 1st and 2nd Street and Gulfstream Road Gulfstream Road • Trailhead amenities at Frost Park Segment Endpoints • US 1 at NE 3rd Street to Dania Beach Boulevard at Gulfstream Road Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Frost Park • Dania Jai-Alai Fronton • Boat Docks Segment 20 - Optional Route NE 2nd & 3rd Streets, NE 3rd & 5th Avenues, Gulfstream Road  NE 3rd St Eastbound  NE 3rd Ave Northbound  NE 2nd Street eastbound next to Dania Jai Lai Fronton
  • 69. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 66 Segment 20 - Optional Route NE 2nd & 3rd Streets, NE 3rd and 2nd Avenues, Gulfstream Road map 20 Dania Beach Core Optional Route  Segment 20 - Optional Route Dania Beach Broward County Taylor Rd Griffin Rd Old Griffin Rd NE 2nd St NE 1st St NW 1st St Fronton NE2ndAve NE5thSt GulfstreamRd Blvd NW4thAve A1A US1 NE 3rd St Taylor Rd Griffin Rd Old Griffin Rd NE 2nd St NE 1st St NW 1st St Fronton NE5thSt NE2ndAve GulfstreamRd Blvd NW4thAve A1A US1 NE 3rd St AAAdAdA D a n i a C u t o f f C a n a l Dania Be Broward C 2 d S 1st StSt NW 1st St Fronto 5thS GGulfstreamR Bvd NW4thAvvve A1A 2nd StNE 2nd St2ndNE 2nd SSt 1st SNE 1st Stst SN StNE 1stst StSt NW 1st SNW 1st Stst SNWNW 1stst StSt tFrontononFrorontntoton 5thStNE5thSthSNE5t5tthSSt N2dNE2nd2ndNE2ndd RdGufstreaGuraGulfstreamRdlfstreamRdGulflffststtrreeamRdRd BdBvdBlvlvdvd NW4th NW4th NWW4t4ththAAAAvevveeAvveveveAAAvvAA A1AA1AA1AA11A USSUSUSSSS11US1 each County Tay dGG f Old G iffi d Ave TTTTaylor Rdaylor Rdayloa RdRdayayylor RdRdTaTT Griffin RG ffff RddG RdGGriffinn RRdRdGG ffGrrififffffin RdRd Old GriffinOld Griffin RdOOld Grrififffffin RdRd dAdAAveedAvAveve NE 3rd Strd SNE 3rdrd StSt D a n i a C u t o f f C a n a l
  • 70. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 67 Existing Context Dania Beach Boulevard functions extremely well as an east-west greenway route with the existing bike lanes and sidewalks and few roadway intersections. At the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway, the bike lanes must transition onto the sidewalks due to limited visibility around the curved ramp; the sidewalks then terminate at the east bridge landings of A1A and Dania Beach Access Road. The recreation facilities at the terminus of Dania Beach Boulevard are somewhat dated, and a more clear accommodation of bicycle traffic through the beach facility might be possible with future redevelopment. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • East bound users of the existing pathway need a completion of the sidewalk loop back toward the beach along 4th Terrace. • Trail amenities should be added to Dania Beach Ocean Park • Railings on bridge sidewalk ramps should be widened where possible and equipped with rub rails • Sharrows should be added to Dania Beach Access Road, 4th Terrace and North Ocean Drive • Potential to eliminate one lane westbound on Intracoastal bridge to accomodate a two-way trail on the north side of the bridge Segment Endpoints • Dania Beach Boulevard from Fronton Boulevard east to A1A and Dania Beach Ocean Park Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Intracoastal Waterway • Beach • Dania Beach Ocean Park and Pier • Dania Beach Pier Restaurant • Florida Atlantic University • Intracoastal Restaurants • Charter Fishing Boats Segment 21 - Primary Route Dania Beach Boulevard  Dania Beach Blvd view east through mangroves  Dania Beach Blvd view east at Intracoastal Bridge  A1A underpass view south at Dania Beach Blvd
  • 71. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 68 Segment 21 - Primary Route Dania Beach Boulevard map 21 Dania Beach Blvd. and John U. Lloyd State Park Primary Route  Segment 21 - Primary Route 600 DaniaBeach Hollywood DaniaBeach Hollywood Taylor Rd NE 2nd St st St Fronton NE5thSt GulfstreamRd Blvd A1A Dania Beach Blvd /A1A NE 3rd St Taylor Rd NE 2nd St st St Fronton NE5thSt GulfstreamRd Blvd A1A Dania Beach Blvd /A1A NE 3rd St D a n i a C u t o f f C a n a l Intraco Atlt 600 DaniaBeach yHollywood DaniaBeac NE 2nd S t St Fronto NE5thS GGulfstreamR Blvd A1A A NE 2nd StNE 2nd StNE 2nd SSt Stst Ststst StSt tFrontonnFrorontntoton NE5thStNE5thStSNE5t5tthSSt GlftRdGGfstreGseGGulfstreamRdreamRGulflfsfststtrereeamRdRd BldBlvddBlvlvdvd A1AA1AA1AA11A i B h Blvd /A1AD nn a BeachhhD BB vvvvdania Beach Blvd /aD /A/Aa A1a 1a Ba B AADan a Beach Blvd AD a B h B dDaDania BBeaeacacch Blvlvdvd /A/A1A1A ch Hollywood TayTTTTaylor Rdaylor Roa r Rddayayylor RdRdTaTT NE 3rd StrNE 3rdrd StSt D a n i a C u t o f f C a n a l Intraco Atlt
  • 72. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 69  Existing Cross Section - Dania Beach Boulevard  Proposed Cross Section - Dania Beach Boulevard - Trail added to north side of road. Drainage modifications will be needed to avoid flooding the trail with stormwater runoff from road. Segment 21 - Primary Route Dania Beach Boulevard Cross Sections
  • 73. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 70  Existing Cross Section - Dania Beach Boulevard Bridge  Proposed Cross Section - Dania Beach Boulevard Bridge - This option adds a trail to the north side of the road eliminating one outbound lane on the existing bridge. This is only feasible if the traffic volume reduction meets hurricane evacuation criteria. Segment 21 - Primary Route Dania Beach Boulevard Cross Sections
  • 74. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 71 Existing Context This Alternative Route provides connection to John U. Lloyd State Park by way of North Ocean Drive. The narrow width of this dead end park road and the environmental sensitivity of the adjacent land prohibit further pedestrian and bicycle improvements other than a sharrow. However, a pedestrian trail does extend north from the Ocean Beach Park Pier between the beach and Whiskey Creek with several connections to parking areas along Ocean Drive. The trail connects to the Loggerhead Café at Whisky Creek and additional parking areas to the north, offering a route for pedestrians and “fat tire” bicycles out of the roadway right of way. If a Water Taxi stop is implemented near Whisky Creek or other portions of the park, this stretch of the greenway would be the primary connecting link between Fort Lauderdale at the SE 17th Street Bridge to points south on A1A. Principal Bicycle and Pedestrian Needs • Sharrow markings on Ocean Drive • Consideration of a porous stabilized surface for bicyclists on existing trails where soft sand exists Segment Endpoints • Dania Beach Boulevard / A1A north to Port Everglades Inlet Places of Significance / Points of Interest • Beach • Whiskey Creek • Loggerhead Café • Scuba dive sites • Nature Trails • Jetty fishing • Port and inlet views Segment 21 - Alternative Route John U. Lloyd State Park
  • 75. State Road A1A | Greenway Ideas and Opportunities Study AECOM 72 Segment 21 - Alternative Route John U. Lloyd State Park map 21 Dania Beach Blvd. and John U. Lloyd State Park Alternative Route  Segment 21 - Alternative Route 600 FT Hollywood Fort Lauderdale DaniaBeach Hollywood rive Dania Beach Blvd /A1A rive Dania Beach Blvd /A1A g l a d e s IntracoastalWaterway AtlanticOcean 600 FT DaniaBeac D n Beac B v /A AAi B h Blvd /A1Aania B can a B cDania aaDDDDannia Beachhh B vvvvd //A/AA11AADan Beac B vd /A1Ah B dBDaDania BBeaeacacch Blvlvdvd /A/A1A1A Hollywood Fort Lauderdale ch Hollywood riveiriverriviveve g l a d e s IntracoastalWaterway AtlanticOcean
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