Innovative Pedestrian and Retail Ideas In Downtown West Palm Beach City Voice Podcast 038

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The City of West Palm Beach, it’s CRA, and the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority are rolling out an innovative idea on Flager Drive.

Six-tenths of a mile between Banyan Blvd and Lakeview Ave will go from two northbound and two southbound lanes to one north and one southbound lane.

The two easternmost lanes will be turned into a sort of linear park for pedestrians. The “Flagler Shore” Pedestrian experiment will be ongoing to encourage people to ride their bikes, walk, picnic, be creative, and communicate with each other along Flagler Drive. It’s a way for the city to try on new concepts before committing to large expenditures of funds.

This temporary 5-month experiment will take place from October 7, 2017, through March 1, 2018.

Also on this episode of City Voice, we discuss what a prestigious $180,000 Grant from the Knight Foundation will be used for on Clematis Street.

THE INTERVIEW:

My conversation is with Sherryl Muriente. She is the new Manager of Urban Placemaking for the West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority.

She is an Urban Designer who specializes in “Urban Acupuncture” designs. 

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