Overseeing the program are 12 County employees representing 11 agencies who
comprise the Complete Streets team. This team has been working hard to
review and recommend ways in which Broward County can implement “Complete
Streets” since the Board of County Commissioners approved the planning
concept last March.
The Complete Streets team members are: Cynthia Chambers, Environmental Protection and Growth Management; Mark Francis, Human Services; Tom Hutka and Tony Hui, both of Public Works; Chris Walton, Transportation; Scott Brunner, Traffic Engineering; Tim Garling, Broward County Transit; Dr. Jennifer Jurado, Natural Resources Planning and Management; Henry Sniezek, Planning and Redevelopment; Anh Ton, Highway and Bridge Maintenance; Richard Tornese, Highway Construction and Engineering; and Dan West, Parks and Recreation.
“Complete Streets is really a change in culture,” said Henry Sniezek, who
coordinates the team. “We have long been a motorized community and now we
are locating areas in the County that will readily accept the idea that
streets can manage all types of transportation.”
Currently the team is focusing on several key areas to advance the Complete Streets
program, including implementing land development codes, roadway
standards and transportation policies. The team is also developing and
presenting educational outreach programs to the public, and identifying
available and potential sources of funding.
“We will be targeting interest groups countywide to provide up-to-date
information to the residents as we have. And, we will be looking to work
with all Broward municipalities and organizations such as the Metropolitan
Planning Organization as well as state and federal groups to obtain
additional funding for the program,” Sniezek said.
“This is an ongoing process and we want to work with the areas in Broward
County over which we have jurisdiction, and to be a partner in support of
those areas in which we do not. Not all streets have the right environment
for a complete street, but we will be trying to find areas where they are
and move the process forward,” Sniezek concluded.