29 Dec HPD 2014 Year-In-Review
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- Second Public Meeting Held (May 3) – Delray Beach residents and government officials meet at Delray Beach Public Library to review results of first public meeting in December, to discuss plans to make Delray Beach safer and more inviting for bicyclists and pedestrians, and to “spark a movement.”
- First HPD Safety Awareness Walk (September 8) – HPD’s hosts first Pedestrian Safety Awareness Walk to bring attention to areas in Delray Beach like SW 17th Avenue that need sidewalks and to encourage city officials to make pedestrian safety a high priority.
- Colored Bike Lanes Approved – The Federal Highway Administration approves City’s request to use green pavement for bicycle lanes throughout the city, as advocated by HPD since its inception in 2013.
- First HPD Bicycle Safety Awareness Ride – Over 50 riders turn out for Human Powered Delray’s first Bicycle Safety Awareness Ride. The ride “theme” highlights the importance of making long overdue safety improvements to George Bush Boulevard.
- Guardrails Coming to Barwick Road – Though not an HPD initiative, the city of Delray Beach will be installing guardrails on the east side of busy Barwick Road per request of safety advocates.
- Bike2Market Launches at Delray GreenMarket (October 25) – To encourage Delray Beach residents to ride their bikes to the Delray GreenMarket on Saturdays, HPD initiates a booth and “bike corral” parking facility featuring: free backpacks to carry home market purchases; maps of proposed Atlantic Avenue Loop with connectors to the beach, Tri-Rail, shopping, and El Rio Trail; bike raffle; historic Delray bike tour maps; bike education focused on safety, repairs, and local trails; and information about weekly group bike rides in the area.
- Passage of Ped-Bike Master Plan Resolution (December 2) – HPD Interim Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan unanimously passes in Delray Beach Commission meeting.
- Rewrite of Delray Beach Land Development Regulations (LDRs) – HPD recommends several improvements to LDRs in support of human powered mobility Including special setbacks for preservation of space for bike and pedestrian and use, sidewalk width minimums, linkage of existing bicycle trails, etc. (read more… )
- Alternative Bike-Ped Transportation Network Tours – HPD conducts numerous alley tours for state and local officials to demonstrate the potential of an alternative bike-ped transportation network.