The City of West Palm Beach Downtown Mobility Plan was developed as a roadmap to create a modern, well-balanced transportation system that provides real mobility choices, and creates great places where people want to invest their time and money. Ultimately, it establishes a shared community vision for how people live and travel that is built on shared, desired outcomes.

The City of West Palm Beach invested heavily in improving transit and walkability in its downtown, a regional center. Mayor Jeri Muoio and her administration entasked the consultant team to help develop a next-generation mobility plan that continues to build on the recent successes while preparing for the future.

Cityfi, with Alta Planning and Design and Sam Schwartz Engineering, developed a strategy to overcome barriers to successful implementation and provided thought-leadership to build support for this approach.

In addition to providing peer reviews and subject matter expertise, Cityfi predominantly provided high-level strategic visioning and public education to build overall awareness and support for this planning exercise and the final deliverables as well as best practices from around the U.S. and beyond in shared mobility, TDM, land-use and zoning and innovative finance strategies. A large component of the plan was the Okeechobee Boulevard Corridor Study. Okeechobee is a multi-lane boulevard that provides the primary access through West Palm Beach and on to Palm Beach but also bifurcates WPB and creates significant safety issues in the Downtown. Cityfi along with the team created “win-win-wins” that continue to move people through the corridor, but give priority also to north-south movement around West Palm Beach. The Downtown Parking Management and Transportation Demand Management Plan also seeked to analyze how city-owned parking lots, decks, and on-street parking space can be used to meet the City’s mobility and economic development goals.

The strategy was published in March 2018 and is currently being implemented by the city.