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Wickham Road Operational Analysis

Study Purpose: The Wickham Road Operational Analysis will address the observed congestion and safety issues while also incorporating multi-modal solutions to facilitate pedestrian/bicycle/transit movement along the corridor.

Study Limits: Eau Gallie Boulevard to Lake Washington, Melbourne

                                  

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TPO Project Manager: Laura Carter: 321-690-6890;
E-mail: laura.carter@brevardfl.gov

Consultant Project Manager: Travis Hills, PE, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.: 407-540-0555;
E-mail: thills@kittelson.com

Schedule:   Project Schedule

  • Work Order Scope of Services approved by Space Coast TPO Board on December 8, 2016.
  • Notice to Proceed issued to Kittelson & Associates on January 3, 2017.
  • Project is being supported by a Project Advisory Team (PAT). Members of the Project Advisory Team represent local agencies along the corridor, such as Brevard County, the City of Melbourne, Sabal Elementary School, and local law enforcement. The PAT will be engaged in the review of products and at key decision points during the operational analysis process.
  • The first public meeting was held on Tuesday, May 9th which was to present existing conditions and to gather feedback from the public on their specific issues and concerns.  A second public meeting will be held later this fall to present developed alternatives and to gather feedback from the community on which alternative is preferred. 
  • Presentation of findings and recommendations to TPO Board anticipated to occur at TPO December 2017 regular board meeting.

Documentation:

Wickham Road Operational Analysis Scope of Services – Approved by TPO Board December 8, 2016

Project Advisory Team Kick-off Meeting – February 6, 2017
(Agenda; Meeting Summary Notes; Sign-In Sheet; Presentation Slides; Schedule; Logos)

Project Advisory Team Existing Conditions Meeting – April 26, 2017
(Agenda; Meeting Summary Notes; Sign-In Sheet)

Wickham Road Existing Conditions Final Report – July 3, 2017

Wickham Road Existing Conditions Final Report Appendix – July 3, 2017


Public Meeting – October 25, 2017

Project Feedback Form – Adobe PDF OR Microsoft Word


Public Open House Meeting – May 9, 2017

Meeting Information Handout
Presentation Slides

Wickham Road Existing Conditions Public Meeting Summary – July 3, 2017


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Aurora Road Corridor Study

Study Purpose: The Aurora Road Corridor Study will explore options to improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities as well as to address safety issues, traffic operations, and transit movements along the corridor.  

Study Limits: Wickham Road to Stewart Avenue, Melbourne

      

Have a comment? Click to use our Interactive Public Comment tool.


TPO Project Manager: Laura Carter: 321-690-6890; 
E-mail: laura.carter@brevardfl.gov

Consultant Project Manager: Travis Hills, PE, Kittelson & Associates, Inc.:
407-540-0555; E-mail: thills@kittelson.com

Schedule:   Project Schedule

  • Work Order Scope of Services approved by Space Coast TPO Board on December 8, 2016.
  • Notice to Proceed issued to Kittelson & Associates on January 3, 2017.
  • Project will be supported by a Project Advisory Team (PAT). Members of the Project Advisory Team represent local agencies along the corridor, such as Brevard County, the City of Melbourne, members from schools located near the study corridor, and local law enforcement. The PAT will be engaged in the review of products and at key decision points during the operational analysis process and development of alternatives.
  • There will be three public meetings held: Kick-off following the existing conditions assessment; Alternative concepts review; and Preferred Alternative. As public meeting dates, time and locations are determined they will be posted.
  • Presentation of findings and recommendations to TPO Board anticipated to occur at TPO April 2018 regular board meeting.

Documentation:

Aurora Road Corridor Study Scope of Services – Approved by TPO Board December 8, 2016

Project Advisory Team Kick-off Meeting – February 6, 2017
(Agenda; Meeting Summary Notes; Sign-In Sheet; Presentation Slides; Schedule; Logos)

Project Advisory Team Existing Conditions Meeting – April 26, 2017
(Agenda; Meeting Summary Notes; Sign-In Sheet)

Aurora Road Existing Conditions Final Report – July 11,  2017

Aurora Road Existing Conditions Final Report Appendices – July 11, 2017


Charrette & Public Workshop – November 8, 2017

Project Feedback Form – Adobe PDF OR Microsoft Word


Public Open House Meeting – May 16, 2017

Meeting Information Handout
Presentation Slides

Aurora Road Existing Conditions Public Meeting Summary – July 11, 2017


Miss the public meeting? Check out the video below:

 

Find Your Path

Contact: Communications Specialist

29 Ways to Walk, Bike, Run
29 Days of Leap Year Fun

Spread through the reaches of Brevard County, you’ll find enchanting hiking trails, challenging exercise courses, stroller-friendly walkways, and waterways that entice you around the next corner. We challenge everyone to rediscover Brevard’s pathways or try a new way of exploring them. In fact, there’s an extra day in 2016 to get outside, get that heart pumping and have 29 Days of Leap Year Fun!

From easy to strenuous, across all ages and abilities, these 29 featured Pathways will introduce you to the best of Brevard. Many are one mile or less, and a number of them can be combined for more challenging experiences. Nearly all of them are free. Many of our selections are wheelchair accessible and encourage those with low mobility to explore. It’s all part of the Pathways Project to identify and map options in an online interactive guide for Brevard. So come aboard – Find Your Path with us.

Find Your Path Flier (to chose walking, bicycling or paddling activities)
Find Your Path Press Release
All 29 Area Fliers (14,465 KB)

North Area
Chain of Lakes Park
Freedom 5K at Moore Cultural Center
Max Brewer Bridge
Moonwalk the Bridge
Kayak Tour at Fox Lake Sanctuary
Guided Walk at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary

Central Area
Bikercade at Cherie Down Park
Larry Schultz Park – Walk the Rock
Riverwalk: A Family Park
Sip and Stroll in Historic Cocoa Village
Discovery Along the Trails at Sams House
Pioneer Day at Sams House at Pine Island
Who Goes There? Scats & Tracks at Sams House
Lori Wilson Park: Hammock Nature Trail
Sloth Skedaddle 3K at Brevard Zoo
Fun Run at the Running Zone and Wickham Park
Swamps and Sonnets at Brevard Zoo Linear Trail
Crane Creek Kayaking and Hiking Tour
Lake Washington Bike Pathway
Pineapple Avenue Bike Pathway
Melbourne Entertainment District
Melbourne Promenade Walk
Downtown Eau Gallie Walk

South Area
Gleason Park
Bicycling South Tropical Trail: Oars & Paddles Park
Canoe & Kayak Run: Oars & Paddles Park
Barrier Islands Sanctuary Trail
Turkey Creek Kayaking
Cameron Preserve
Mountain Bike Ride at Malabar Scrub Sanctuary

The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization is committed to the safety of all travelers, whether you’re carving your path by foot, hooves, wheels or paddle. To encourage healthy communities and outdoor experiences, we are pioneering an interactive online guide to Brevard’s non-motorized trails, waterways, sidewalks, bike lanes, transit routes, outdoor adventures and more! The Pathways Project reflects the community’s desire for recreation, connection to nature, and active transportation.

Community Walk

Mark your calendar for an 8 am start for a 3-mile walk with FLORIDA TODAY through Cocoa and Rockledge starting on the Orange Avenue side of Cocoa City Hall.

Join FLORIDA TODAY Executive Editor Bob Gabordi and other FLORIDA TODAY staff and Cocoa Mayor Harry Parrish for the walk. The Cocoa Village Fall Crafts Fair begins at 10 am following the walk.

We are urging walkers to bring canned goods to drop off before the start of the walk at City Hall to benefit the Central Brevard Sharing Center. Both Cocoa and Rockledge are conducting a drive Oct. 5 to Dec. 18 to collect non-perishable food items, toiletry items, paper towels and baby supplies.

The walk will take us along Riverside Drive into Rockledge, looping passed Rockledge High School and then back up to Cocoa, through Riverfront Park, ending in Cocoa Village at Osaorio Bakery & Cafe, 316 Brevard Ave.

The walk is part of a series being offered by FLORIDA TODAY to encourage a healthier community and create opportunities to engage Brevard County residents.

Pathways Project Partner Workshop

SCTPO Community Partners are invited to a workshop on the Pathways Project, an initiative to develop an interactive guide to Brevard’s trails, waterways, sidewalks, bike lanes and unique outdoor adventures.

Workshop flyer

October 15, 2015
8:30 am to Noon
Bill Posey Conference Center at the Florida Department of Health
2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940

Who Should Attend:

  • walk/bike/trail advocates
  • tourism organizations
  • schools/colleges
  • health agencies
  • local governments
  • media

Goals:

  • What does the community want in an online pathways guide?
  • Where are the current pathways?
  • How can we promote our pathways?

Space Coast Pathways Project – Sample Sites for Review

Group 1:

1A     100 Missouri Miles website
1B     Roots Rated website and app [Roots Rated]
1C     Orlando Sentinel Bike Trails website
1D     City of Calgary Pathways and Bikeways website and app
1E     Visit Florida website

Group 2:

2A     4T Trail website
2B     All Trails app
2C     Bay Nature Trail Finder website
2D     Florida Hikes website and app [Florida Trail Guide]
2E     100 Missouri Miles website
2F     Kayak Guide website

Group 3:

3A     The Intertwine website
3B     TrailLink website and app [Trail Link]
3C     Space Coast Outdoors website
3D     Florida Greenways and Trails Online Guide website
3E     100 Missouri Miles website

Group 4:

4A     Travel Oregon website
4B     MTB Project website and app [MTB Project]
4C     Hip Camp website
4D     100 Missouri Miles website
4E     Florida Paddling Trails website

Group 5:

5A     Backpacker website
5B     Go To Trails website
5C     Columbia Association: Pathways app
5D     Trail Finder website and app [Trail Finder]
5E     100 Missouri Miles website
5F     Bike Florida website

Pathways Project Workshop, Trail Survey, and Community Walk

RSVP NOW – SPACE COAST PATHWAYS PROJECT WORKSHOP OCTOBER 15

Help us map and promote non-motorized transportation options for Space Coast residents and visitors.

The Space Coast Pathways Project, funded by the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization, is the development of an Interactive Guide to Brevard’s trails, waterways, sidewalks, bike lanes and unique outdoor adventures.

Hiking, biking, paddling, running and other outdoor recreational activities are primary economic drivers in communities:

  • Trails add value to new homes and consistently remain the number one community amenity sought by perspective homeowners. (National Association of Realtors, 2008)
  • Every $1 spent on biking trails and walking paths could save approximately $3 in medical expenses. (American Heart Association)
  • Trails in Orange County support 516 jobs and have an estimated economic impact of $42.6 million annually. (East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2011)
  • Nearly 75% of all Florida visitors participate in nature-based activities during their visit (Visit Florida, 2011)

Thank you to everyone who has attended one of our informational meetings about this project. We are ready to take the next step but need your help!

Please attend or send a representative to the Pathways Project Partner Workshop:

Thursday, October 15, 8:30 am to Noon
Bill Posey Conference Center at Florida Department of Health
255 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940

Workshop goals:

  1. What does the community want in an online pathways guide?
  2. Where are the current pathways?
  3. How can we promote our pathways?
  4. What specific elements need to be included in the project RFP?

RSVP today! Contact Katrina Morrell and learn more by visiting the Pathways Project webpage.


TELL US WHAT PATHWAYS ARE IMPORTANT TO YOU

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Do you bicycle, hike, run or paddle? What type of pathway do you prefer? We want to know! Help us support and promote alternative transportation in Brevard by completing this survey published by our friends at FLORIDA TODAY.

 


COMMUNITY WALK IN COCOA, ROCKLEDGE OCTOBER 17

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Join SCTPO staff, FLORIDA TODAY Executive Editor Bob Gabordi and Cocoa Mayor Harry Parrish on a 3-mile walk through Cocoa and Rockledge on Saturday, October 17. Beginning at 8 am on the Orange Avenue side of Cocoa City Hall, we’ll walk along Riverside Drive, looping around Rockledge High School, then back into downtown Cocoa. Read the full story here.

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October 2015 SCTPO eNews

SPACE COAST PATHWAYS PROJECT WORKSHOP OCTOBER 15

Help us map and promote non-motorized transportation options for Space Coast residents and visitors.

The Space Coast Pathways Project, funded by the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization, is the development of an Interactive Guide to Brevard’s trails, waterways, sidewalks, bike lanes and unique outdoor adventures.

Hiking, biking, paddling, running and other outdoor recreational activities are primary economic drivers in communities:

  • Trails add value to new homes and consistently remain the number one community amenity sought by perspective homeowners. (National Association of Realtors)
  • Every $1 spent on biking trails and walking paths could save approximately $3 in medical expenses. (American Heart Association)
  • Trails in Orange County support 516 jobs and have an estimated economic impact of $42.6 million annually. (East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2011)
  • Nearly 75% of all Florida visitors participate in nature-based activities during their visit. (Visit Florida, 2011)

Thank you to everyone who has attended one of our informational meetings about this project. We are ready to take the next step but need your help!

Please attend or send a representative to the Pathways Project Partner Workshop:

Thursday, October 15, 8:30 am to Noon
Bill Posey Conference Center at Florida Department of Health
2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Viera, FL 32940

Workshop goals:

  • What does the community want in an online pathways guide?
  • Where are the current pathways?
  • How can we promote our pathways?
  • What specific elements need to be included in the project RFP?

RSVP today! Contact: Katrina Morrell

Visit our Pathways Project webpage to learn more about this project.


TPO BOARD TO VOTE ON ADOPTION OF 2040 LRTP

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Every five years, the SCTPO adopts a new Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). This plan provides a common vision for the community’s future transportation needs and guides the investment of public funds in transportation facilities, addressing a timeline of 20 or more years.

Comments on the Draft 2040 LRTP will be accepted through October 7, 2015. The full Plan will be presented at the October 8, 2015 TPO Board meeting for adoption.

Download the Draft 2040 LRTP and visit the LRTP webpage for more information.

Comments should be made to Steven Bostel by calling 321-690-6890 or via email.


PEACHTREE STREET COMPLETE STREET PROJECT UNDER CONSTRUCTION

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The SCTPO has been actively supporting Compete Streets in Brevard County since 2010. Complete Streets are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users.

Peachtree Street in Cocoa is one of eight Complete Street projects in Brevard, and is the first one to begin construction. Improvements from Pineda Street to Blake Avenue include landscaping, sidewalks and sharrows (marked lanes shared by cars and bicyclists). Construction is estimated to be completed in early Spring 2016.

Learn more by visiting the Complete Streets webpage.


 

UPCOMING MEETINGS

Tuesday, September 29, 4:30 -6:30 pm, Public Meeting for S. Washington Ave/US 1 in Titusville
Monday, October 5, 9:30-11:30 am, Technical and Citizens Advisory Committees
Wednesday, October 7, 7-8 am, International Walk to School Day
Thursday, October 8, 9-11 am, TPO Governing Board
Thursday, October 15, 8:30 am – Noon, Pathways Project Partners Workshop
Thursday, October 15, 6-8 pm, FDOT District 5 Five Year Work Program Public Hearing
Tuesday-Thursday, October 20-22, EV Transportation and Technology Summit
Monday, October 28, 9-11 am, Community Traffic Safety Team

 


WALK TO SCHOOL DAY IS OCTOBER 7

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International Walk to School Day is October 7. Students from more than 40 countries walk or bike to school on the same day. Contact your school to see if they participate or check out the event website for more information.


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