The City of Fort Lauderdale is committed to being a fully connected city of tomorrow by 2035. This can only be achieved by providing safe, convenient, accessible, and comfortable connections. The 2013 Neighbor Survey results indicated that 52% of neighbors are satisfied with the availability of sidewalks in the City. Additionally, 29% of our neighbors responded that the maintenance of streets, sidewalks and infrastructure should receive the most emphasis from City leaders over the next two years.
As part of the comprehensive effort to address the concerns of our neighbors, the City is embarking on a citywide Sidewalk Assessment program, utilizing a continuing services consultant contract with Atkins. Work to be performed under the consultant task order includes a GIS inventory of all 420 miles of City-owned sidewalks and an interactive report with sidewalk deficiency, photo and GIS location, type, and length of damage.
The sidewalk report and GIS database will outline sidewalk connectivity deficiencies and allow the City to properly prioritize and address the areas of need and ultimately link the sidewalk infrastructure with the City's future Walkability Map.