Village of North Palm Beach US1 2020

DATE: Feburary 2021

PROGRAM & ROLE:
The Village of North Palm Beach is seeking a lane repurposing that would convert two vehicle lanes of traffic (one in each direction) of US-1 between Anchorage Drive North and Anchorage Drive South, one northbound lane between Anchorage Drive North and the Parker Bridge, and one southbound lane between Anchorage Drive South and Northlake Boulevard. The purpose of this request is to improve safety conditions for all users along the corridor, remedy deficient bicycle facilities, and improve the connectivity of the bicycle and pedestrian network through the installation of shared-use paths and supplemental bicycle lanes. The subject segment was identified by Village residents in the Village of North Palm Beach Master Plan, which was adopted in 2016. Subsequently, the subject segment was emphasized in the US-1 Multimodal Corridor Study, adopted by the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA) in May 2018, which documented the deficiency of appropriate bicycle facilities on US-1 and highlighted the opportunity to repurpose the corridor due to the excessive capacity versus traffic demand. The addition of bicycle facilities, through the installation of shared-use paths and bicycle lanes, will help complete a significant piece of the regional bicycle network that utilizes the US-1 alignment to cross city and county borders and connects to complementary bicycle networks in communities throughout the state. The completion of this component of the regional bicycle network can help create a mode shift by improving the network of multimodal streets to allow residents, employees, and visitors the ability to choose to use a bicycle for transportation between residential and commercial districts and other municipalities.

TEAM:
  • Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council
    • Thomas J. Lanahan, Executive Director
    • Kim Delaney, PH.D. Director of Strategic Development & Policy, Project Manager
    • Jessica Cortor Seymour, RA, LEED AP, Regional Planner
  • VHB, Traffic Analysis