A draft City-wide Connectivity Plan is currently being developed. The purpose of the plan is to improve accessibility to local attractions, including the beach, downtown, municipal facilities and parks through the addition of wayfinding signage, shared or dedicated bicycle lanes, bicycle storage facilities, trails, sidewalks, and waterway infrastructure to lessen the toll on our roadways and to enhance safety, health and enjoyment of our residents and visitors. The plan will provide easy-to-understand webmaps of future improvement projects, and also conceptual designs, project descriptions and estimates for incorporation into the City’s Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) budget.
Draft improvements will be posted on the City’s website and social media outlets and will be shared with the City Commission and civic associations to encourage feedback prior to finalization. Projects will be prioritized to address any safety concerns that are identified throughout the process. The plan's development is supported by Goal 1 of the City’s Master Park Plan is to “Provide a safer environment to walk and bike by improving connectivity between parks and public places”. Additionally, the Financial and Economic Development Road Map, Goal 2, Objective 1, Bold Action 3 of the City’s Strategic Plan is to “Identify opportunities to enhance connectivity between the waterfront and downtown areas”. The Infrastructure Road Map, Goal 1, Objective 3 is to “Enhance City-wide connectivity to create an improved environment for bikes and pedestrians.” Bold Action 1 under this objective is to “Identify connectivity gaps and grant opportunities”.
Stay tuned for updates as they become available!
Updated 6 May 2021