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.
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.
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.