Will Flagler Shore experiment be made permanent?

Will Flagler Shore experiment be made permanent?

If the many letters regarding the Flagler Shore project are any indication, the prevailing public opinion appears to be negative. And no one should be surprised. Downtown West Palm Beach has a serious problem with traffic. In this context, closing two lanes is counterintuitive on its face, and does not align with the need to mitigate congestion on downtown’s main street — Okeechobee Boulevard. Appropriately, the mayor considers the lane closures to be an experiment. What she has not said is how this experiment will be evaluated, and how the evaluation will be used in deciding whether the temporary lane closures will be made permanent. What are the criteria? How will they be measured? Who gets to decide?


Palm Beach Post
December 5, 2017