The public commute in and around Fort Lauderdale will soon include a modern electric streetcar that will operate in part via overhead electrical wires in some areas and by battery power in others. The so-called “The Wave” modern streetcar has been given unanimous approval by the Broward County Commission, setting in motion financial agreements and partnerships that will make electric streetcar transportation a reality in the downtown Fort Lauderdale area by 2016.
Broward County is undertaking the adoption of Complete Streets, which are roadways designed and constructed for all modes of transportation – automobiles, buses, bicycles and pedestrians. Features of Complete Streets include wide sidewalks, bike lanes with a green background for improved safety and recognition, 10-foot wide auto lanes, landscaped medians, count-down pedestrian signals, Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) upgrades and additional street lighting. Communities that have adopted Complete Streets find them to be affordable, safe and more user-friendly, and like the idea that residents and visitors no longer have to rely solely on motor vehicles to get around.
Water Parks Opening
The Broward County Parks and Recreation Division has announced the schedule for Aquatics Season 2013, at the Division’s four water parks: Castaway Island at T.Y. Park, Paradise Cove at C.B. Smith Park, Splash Adventure at Quiet Waters Park, and Tropical Splash at Central Broward Regional Park & Stadium. Here is the detailed schedule:
• May 2-June 2 – Thursdays-Sundays
• May 27 (Memorial Day)
• June 6-August 18 – daily
• August 22-September 1 – Thursdays-Sundays
• September 2 (Labor Day)
• September 7-29 – Saturdays and Sundays
• October 5-27 – Saturdays and Sundays – only at Paradise Cove at C.B. Smith Park.
Again, it is an honor to serve as your Broward County Commissioner. If I can ever assist you, then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 954-357-7001.
The Broward County Commission meets generally on Tuesdays at 10:00 am in Room 422 of the Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale. (Commission Meeting Schedule and Agenda are listed here.) Residents can view live coverage of the Commission meetings on Comcast Cable channels 12 and 77; Advanced Communications channels 64 and 25; AT&T U-verse channel 99, and through the County's website at broward.org/video. The County Commission meetings are rebroadcast at 5:30 p.m. each Friday following a Tuesday Commission meeting.