Sidewalk Master Plan

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Introduction

The purpose of the plan is to look at sidewalks strategically and to have a road map for connecting sidewalks throughout the City, thereby fulfilling the City’s strategic goals to be safe and have vibrant neighborhoods. This makes the City more walkable, keeps students off busy roads allowing them to walk safely to schools, and gives residents an alternative to driving.

The City currently has more than 407 miles of sidewalk within the boundaries of the city. More than 201 miles are city owned and maintained, while the remaining sidewalks are on either private property (Gated Communities), on County Roads or on State Roads. Since the initial creation of the City’s sidewalk program in 2006, the City has installed more than 37 miles of sidewalks at a cost of about $16,009,600. The City was highly successful in leveraging city funds with outside sources such that approximately $11,300,000 (about 25 miles of the sidewalk) was funded by grants.

Workers pouring sidewalk cement

The City aspires to install as much sidewalk as possible. The plan includes 1/2 cent sales tax, committed grant funding and city funds.

It is important to note that the City also increases the sidewalk inventory through other means such as roadway improvement projects. An example is the Crosstown Parkway project that will add an additional four miles of sidewalks.

Background

People biking to school

During the 1960s, the developers of the City, General Development Corporation, only provided sidewalks within limited parts of the City, such as the Sandpiper/Club Med area. As the population increased, the following events added sidewalks to the City’s major roadways:

  • The original sidewalks, sidewalks improvements prior to 2000, and the turnover of roadways with sidewalks (e.g., St Lucie West) provided eighteen centerline miles of sidewalk.
  • In the early 2000s, several sidewalks were added with roadway improvement projects. These projects included: Airoso Boulevard, Gatlin Boulevard, Rosser Boulevard, Green River Parkway, Lennard Road, Westmoreland Boulevard, Crosstown Parkway, Bayshore Boulevard, and Becker Road. Construction of these roadways added twenty-six centerline miles of sidewalk.
  • New City roadways, completed by developers, have added sidewalks along Crosstown Parkway from I/95 west, Village Parkway, Community Boulevard, Discovery Way, Aledo Lane, and Import Drive. These new roadways have added fourteen centerline miles of sidewalk.
  • Since 2006, the sidewalk program has added thirty-seven miles of sidewalk.
  • In total, there are 407 miles of sidewalk within the City. This includes the sidewalks on City and privately-owned roadways.

Goal

Pedestrian Crossing Sign

The goal of the sidewalk program is to progressively expand the sidewalk network to include sidewalks on major roadways with an emphasis on areas within a two-mile radius of schools and to provide sidewalks with direct connections between the major roadways. The purpose of this goal is to establish a network of connecting sidewalk rather than numerous non-connecting segments.

Approved Sidewalk Projects

There are currently forty‐one City Council approved sidewalk projects. Over the next ten years, the projects will provide nearly thirty‐seven miles of sidewalk.

Funded Projects

Project Council District
Paar Dr - PSL Blvd to Savona Blvd 3
Paar Dr - Darwin Blvd to PSL Blvd 3
Tiffany Ave - School Site to Walton Rd 4
Hillmoor Dr - Hospital to Woodstork Trail 4
Hillmoor Dr - Lennard Rd to Playground 4
Morningside Blvd – Treasure Island to Cambridge St 4
Floresta Dr – Prima Vista Blvd to Airoso Blvd 4
Southbend Blvd - Oakridge Dr to Eagle Dr 4
Macedo Blvd - Selvitz Rd to St James Blvd 1
East Torino Pkwy - Vizcaya Falls to N. Delwood Dr 2
West Torino Pkwy – California Blvd to Topaz Way 2
Selvitz Rd - Milner Dr to Peachtree Blvd 1
Import Dr - Gatlin Blvd to Savage Blvd 2
Paar Dr - Savona Blvd to Darien St 3
Torino Pkwy - Cashmere Blvd to California Blvd 2
Curtis St - Prima Vista Blvd to Floresta Dr 1
Alcantarra Blvd - PSL Blvd to Savona Blvd 3
Rosser Blvd - Open View Dr to Darien St 3
Brescia St - Savage Blvd to Gatlin Blvd 2
North Tornio Pkwy – East Torino Pkwy to Blanton Rd. 2
Savage Blvd - Import Dr to Gatlin Blvd 2
Selvitz Rd - Floresta Dr to Bayshore Blvd 1
Lakehurst Dr - Bayshore Blvd to Airoso Blvd 1
Volucia Dr - Blanton Blvd to East Torino Pkwy 2
Blanton Blvd – East to West Torino Pkwy 2
Sandia Dr - Thornhill Dr to Lakehurst Dr 1
Abingdon Ave - Import Dr to Savona Blvd 2
West Torino Pkwy – Topaz Way to Blanton Blvd 2
Kestor Dr - Darwin Blvd to Becker Rd 3
Fairgreen Rd – Cadima St to Crosstown Pkwy 2
Cadima St - Fairgreen Rd to Galiano Rd 2
Galiano Rd - Cadima St to Import Dr 2
Charleston Dr – Green River Pkwy to Berkshire Blvd 4
Eyerly Ave - Bayshore Blvd to Airoso Blvd 1
Paar Dr – Darwin Blvd to Tulip Blvd 3
Carter Ave – Bayshore Blvd to Airoso Blvd 1
Berkshire Blvd – Melaleuca Blvd to Green River Pkwy 4
Berkshire Blvd - Blackwell PS to Melaleuca Blvd 4
Milner Dr – Midway Rd to Selvitz Rd 1
Grand Dr - Lennard Rd to Tiffany Ave 4

Sidewalks with Roadway Construction

Sidewalks COUNCIL District
Crosstown Pkwy – Sandia Dr to US Hwy 1 1 & 4
Port St. Lucie Blvd – Darwin Blvd to Becker Rd 3
California Blvd – St. Lucie West Blvd to Crosstown Pkwy 2
Floresta Dr. – Southbend Blvd to Prima Vista Blvd 1 & 4

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