Challenge

The Palm Beach TPA needed a sketch-level planning analysis of transit alternatives as a first step toward a transit corridor study on Okeechobee Boulevard.

Solution

Kittelson developed a transportation conditions spreadsheet based on an extensive review of transit projects elsewhere. In addition, Kittelson developed 3D renderings to illustrate a vision of Okeechobee Boulevard with light rail.

The Outcome

Illustrating the Vision for a Transit-First Boulevard

The spreadsheet helped Kittelson staff quickly iterate between different project alternatives, including Bus Rapid Transit and Light Rail Transit. The results of the sketch-level analysis were concisely summarized in maps and charts. The renderings were a powerful tool to communicate to stakeholders a long-term vision for a transit-first Okeechobee Boulevard and the land use that would be needed to support it.

The Palm Beach TPA is now conducting a full transit corridor study to better understand its options for enhancing transit, expanding pedestrian and bicycle access to transit, and improving the health outcomes of communities along Okeechobee Boulevard.

 

Office

Fort Lauderdale

Client

Palm Beach TPA

Location

West Palm Beach, Florida

Team

Services