The City of Fort Lauderdale is working to transform the City into a fully connected, pedestrian-friendly, multimodal City that improves pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist safety through a Complete Streets approach, which is one of the top priorities outlined in the citywide Vision Plan and Strategic Plan.
Complete Streets offer safe access for all users, including pedestrians, joggers, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders of all ages and abilities. As part of its Complete Streets initiatives, the City of Fort Lauderdale introduced the Connecting the Blocks Painted Intersection Program, which is the first of its kind in the City and Broward County, to help create a safer balance between cars and people.
This Connecting the Blocks Painted Intersection Program presents an opportunity to reimagine and recreate the environment and work together on unique projects that benefit the City and the surrounding community. By joining together, neighbors, City staff, local organizations, students, etc. can turn public spaces into community places, as well as enhance Fort Lauderdaleâ€™s identity as a fun, dynamic, pedestrian-friendly destination.Â Â Join local artist Robin Haines Merrill, communityÂ building volunteers, and City staff toÂ transform aÂ public space to create a sense of place through artÂ within the streets-cape.