Mobility Plans and Mobility Fees: Planning and Funding 21st Century Mobility
Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, November 16th
West Broward Regional Library
Jonathan B. Paul, AICP
Debbie Love, AICP
Director of Planning, Public Relations and Outreach
Recent changes made by the Florida Legislature have taken a carrot and stick approach to transportation concurrency. On one hand, they have provided local governments throughout Florida the opportunity to plan for a land use and transportation system best suited to meet the needs of their community. On the other, they have substantially clamped down on the ability of local government to time, regulate and impose mitigation requirements on new development. Further, in many urban areas, adding roadway capacity is no longer feasible or desirable. Thus, local governments throughout Florida are exploring Mobility Plans and Mobility Fees as an alternative to concurrency and road impact fees and exploring creative 21st Century ways to provide mobility through means other than adding road capacity. Participants learned how autonomous vehicles, car, ride and bicycle sharing, golf carts, kayaks, cycle tracks and multi-use trails that accommodate walking, bicycling and other 21st Century approaches are being integrated into Mobility Plans and how Mobility Fees can be used to assist with funding these alternative approaches to Mobility.