Healthy Little Havana Pedestrian Priority Zones
Citrus Grove: Children crossing busy arterial midblock to closest school entrance, with no crosswalk or signal.
Based on the Florida Department of Transportation crash data, Little Havana has the highest number of pedestrian crashes in the County.
Healthy Little Havana is developing 4 pedestrian zones around local schools in Miami's Little Havana neighborhood to make it safer for children and parents to walk to school. The project is being funded through a grant from Health Foundation of South Florida.
Project Updates + Accomplishments
Developed recommendations for four pedestrian priority zones and seven design criteria.
Created work plan of capital projects and cost estimates.
Resolution to draft ordinance will be presented at October 22nd Commission meeting.
Ordinance to codify PPZ and the design criteria will be heard at November 19 Commission meeting once funding allocations are confirmed.
FDOT is designing and constructing crossing improvement at Miami Senior High School’s Flagler Street and SW 24th Avenue.
County is moving forward with maintenance improvements.
“...while traffic deaths impact every community in the United States, states and metropolitan areas across the southern continental United States, older adults, people of color, and people walking in low-income communities bear a higher share of this harm.”
--Smart Growth for America’s study, Dangerous by Design
Endorsements + Support
City of Miami
Miami Dade County Department of Public Works and Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation + Safe Routes to Schools
City of Miami Commissioner Carollo
Miami Dade County Commissioner Higgins
Sponsor: Health Foundation of South Florida
for Healthy Little Havana
Partners: City of Miami, Miami Dade County, FDOT
Planner: MHCP COLAB
Outreach: Urban Health Partnership + Healthy Little Havana Community Liaisons