The high-traffic stretch from Australian Ave. to east Flagler Drive is soon getting a facelift. The City of West Palm Beach has approved plans for major mobility improvements for Banyan Blvd., including new pavement, separate and protected bicycle lanes for safety, new ADA crosswalks, and enhanced landscaping.
Promoting walking and cycling as well as clean transport systems go a long way in making cities liveable. Soon pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists who use one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares will benefit from the approved Banyan streetscape project that will enhance traffic in and out of downtown.
Construction is expected to begin in spring 2020 and it is part of projects to make West Palm Beach the city of the future.
Downtown’s main road, Clematis St., is already on the second phase of its Clematis Streetscape that first included improvements to the 100 and 200 blocks, and currently to the 400 and 500 blocks. The end result is adding a curbeless street design with narrower traffic lanes, wider sidewalks and more shade trees.
The way that people get around cities is changing dramatically. Projects like Banyan Streetscape can help West Palm Beach capture the benefits of the shifts transforming urban mobility to easier journeys as the city keeps rethinking its transportation grid with residents in mind.
For more information on the approved major mobility improvements for Banyan Blvd., call (877) 810-3044.
Major Mobility Improvements for Banyan Blvd.