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Greenways, Blueways & Trails

INTRODUCTION

 The City of Boynton Beach understands the significance of providing transportation connections and links between its urban areas, recreational facilities and amenities, shopping districts and employment centers and has placed a high priority on developing a cohesive network of multimodal facilities. To support this initiative, the City of Boynton Beach is in the process of developing a greenways, blueways, and trails plan to identify, illustrate, define, and prioritize the improvements needed to create a complete network.

 What is included in the greenways, blueways, and trails plan?

 The plan will evaluate and identify both on-road and off-road multimodal facilities. Examples of the types of facilities that will be included in this plan are provided below.

  Shared Use Path

Paved facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians that are a minimum of ten (10) feet in width, which can be (a) within the roadway right-of-way beside the street, or (b) in a separate right-of-way such as a canal or park.

 Greenway Trails

Paved or natural surface trails within a greenway, such as a canal bank, abandoned railroad corridor, or park, which range in width and usage.

 Blueways

River and stream corridors of protected open space used for conservation and recreation purposes. They protect natural, historical, cultural, and recreational resources and preserve scenic landscapes.

Bike Lanes

Bike lanes designate available roadway space for preferential use by bicyclists and shall have a minimum functional width of 4 feet separated from moter vehicle lanes by a continuous lane line stripe.

Shared Lane

Markings (Sharrows)

Shared lane markings (sharrows) may be used in travel lanes to indicate a shared condition where bicyclists may occupy the travel lane and to indicate the optimum lateral placement for bicyclists in the lane.

 PLAN OBJECTIVE

  •  Identifying, illustrating, defining, and prioritizing the improvement of new and existing greenways, trails, and associated amenities
  •  Increase and enhance multimodal and non-motorized transportation; tourism, education , recreation, economic development, health, physical fitness, and environmental conservation throughout the defined area
  •  Include recommendations for design guidelines, mapping, parking, and potential funding
  •  Provide detailed actions that outline strategies and work plans for accomplishing public land acquisition, public and private land management, recreation, education and interpretation, information management and program funding
  •  Address the diversity of users by incorporating quality of life, property value, and safety issues relating to the development of on and off street facilities
To learn more about the Greenways, Blueways and Trails Master Plan, click here to view the draft network map and the August 20, 2015 Public Workshop presentation and video.
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