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
Resolution was approved on October 22, 2020.
First Reading for the ordinance will be on November 19, 2020 and the second reading will be on December 10, 2020.
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 Commissioner Carollo
City of Miami
Miami Dade County Department of Public Works and Transportation
Florida Department of Transportation + Safe Routes to Schools
Miami Dade County Commissioner Higgins
School Board Member Mari Tere Rojas, District 6
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