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Next Stop Fort Lauderdale
Multimodal Community Planning Study

Fort Lauderdale, FL

City of Fort Lauderdale​

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Completed in 2019

Planning for Transit Readiness

The Next Stop Fort Lauderdale planning study, which was funded through a Federal Transit Administration (FTA) planning grant awarded to the City, helped advance their goal to enhance quality of life by addressing elements related to community livability. Given the City’s twin goals of being an urban center and a major vacation destination, it is important to start implementing this vision of becoming an accessible, resilient, and connected community.

This study was designed to help the City advance its vision to enhance the quality of life in this community by making  neighborhoods walkable, connected and accessible for everyone. Building communities that are easy to access and comfortable for people of all ages and abilities is central to meeting these goals. And premium transit service is often an important element that determines the success of these places. Communities built around transit are recognized as transit-supportive places.

Fabian led this project while employed with Kittelson & Associates. The project team provided the City of Fort Lauderdale with a comprehensive roadmap to guide their decision-making process as they move forward in implementing multimodal infrastructure within the planning area.  The study focused at exploring mechanisms to provide the City with guidance and tools to foster the walkable, connected, transit supportive place they envision the planning area to be – by creating an aligned framework that integrates an understanding of land use and multimodal needs. This approach, which ties infrastructure and placemaking needs, support the City’s long-term economic development strategy for the Downtown area.

This planning study was focused on the following goals:

  • Enhance economic development;

  • Facilitate multimodal connectivity and accessibility;

  • Increase non-motorized access;

  • Enable mixed-use development;

  • Identify infrastructure needs associated with achieving a walkable and livable urban core;

  • Foster private sector participation.

The project team engaged with key community groups and public and private stakeholders to gather meaningful input as part of a comprehensive engagement process. The planning study explored tools to address multimodal street prioritization, land development regulations, market supply and housing affordability, transportation demand, and inter-agency coordination challenges within the planning area.

Accessibility to transit and affordable housing were highlighted as two key challenges for the City to address in order to become a multimodal community. This project was successfully completed in 2019.

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Livable Transportation

Community Engagement

Project Management & Coordination


Community Workshops​
Online Engagement
Public Agency Coordination
Graphics & Storytelling
Stakeholder Facilitation
Multimodal Planning
TOD Planning
Regulations & Design Guidelines
Planning for Bicycle and Pedestrian Systems
Development of Street Concept Alternatives

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