Crosstown Greenway Pilot Project

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Background

A Neighborhood Greenway is a street with low motorized traffic volumes of less than 3,000 vehicles per day and speeds of 20mph or less, designated and designed to give bicycle and pedestrians travel priority. 

 The Crosstown Greenway is a designated bicycle route and Neighborhood Greenway from the 2013 Key West Comprehensive Plan and the 2019 Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan. It stretches from Reynolds and VonPhister to Duck and South Roosevelt Boulevard running parallel to Flagler.

The City of Key West is implementing a 6-month phased pilot project to improve mobility along the Crosstown Greenway. As a part of the Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan, it was suggested that early projects use Tactical Urbanism, a method that involves using temporary pilot projects and low cost features to judge the effectiveness of design. The City partnered with the urban planning firm Street Plans, the originator of Tactical Urbanism.

The Project

The Community and stakeholders met and Street Plans and the City created a phased project. Phase I will be constructed on November 20-22, 2020 and will feature a Bike Box at Reynolds and South Curb Extensions on 5th, Chicanes (Offset curb extensions) on George, Cross Bikes at 3rd, 7th, and 12th. 

Offset curb extensions painted on a street as it intersects with two different streets

Intersection with shared lane markings and bicycle racks

Curb extensions on the intersection

Street intersection with lane markings and a crosswalk for bicycles

Additional details on each of the design images above may be accessed here.

Get Involved!

Volunteers from our community signed up and were ready to participate in prepping materials, measuring, marking, painting, and striping over the weekend of November 20th. COVID-19 protocols were followed, and Masks were worn.  Provided are images from our  Volunteers and City staff.

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Previous Meetings

Public Workshop Number 1

Held on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Public Roundtable Discussions

Two roundtable discussions were held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 and Thursday, December 12 ,2019.  The roundtable discussions were a continuation of outreach and development for the project, and accepted public input about interventions along the Staples Avenue part of the corridor.

Public Workshop Number 2

Held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 

Project Documents