In West Palm Beach, “downtown traffic counts indicate steep drop in vehicular trips.”


And then there’s peak car.

Despite increase in downtown residents, downtown traffic counts indicate steep drop in vehicular trips, by Jesse Bailey (Walkable West Palm Beach)

Vehicular traffic counts in and around downtown have been trending down since 2005. This downward/flat trend has continued after the recession ended in June 2009, and even though GDP is well above the peak reached at the previous cycle of economic expansion …

… As West Palm Beach continues to grow and receive private investment, now is the time to incrementally expand transportation investments in and around downtown that facilitate walking, biking, and transit. Imagine what we can achieve with an expanded trolley, the SkyBike bike share system, and implementation of the walkability study to make downtown more walkable and bikeable. A more prosperous and livable city is literally at our feet if we seize the opportunity.