I propose that the waterway police could benefit by the addition of jet skis. Police would use the jet skis to patrol our waterways much the way motorcycle police patrol our streets. The cops on the jet skis could call the patrol boats for back up just as the motorcycle cops call the cruisers. This would enable the city to increase waterway patrols at a lower cost. I really think this is necessary because I have noticed more and more speed violators and safety violators on the waterways.
Perhaps better instructions on cans. We have many visitors who do not recycle at home apparantly. Public Service Announcements in form of a quiz show. Perhaps with bright eyed children competing on where to put some more unusual items. Wire, Xmas lights, styrofoam, bug spray containers, etc. There are items which I look at and wonder where it should go. I see such atrocities going into recycle bins sometimes I cringe.
Get on a program to replace street lights with ones that do not create light pollution in the sky and my bedroom windows.
Nobody feels safe walking on the sidewalk along either of these bridges, especially if they are walking with young children. The City cannot expect pedestrians who live/ work on one side of the river to regularly attend events/ patronize businesses on the other side of the river, if they have to gamble with their lives in order to get there. The SW 7th Ave bridge sidewalk is especially dangerous because of the way the street curves leading into the bridge. The need for these guard rails will become more pronounced over the next few years as the south side of the Riverwalk becomes more fully developed.
15th Ave between Broward Boulevard and Las Olas is a busy street. Many large vehicles use this street heading east and turning from Broward into 15th Ave. Unfortunately the radius of the corner is very small which causes these vehicles to drive over the gutter and footpath in order to make the turn.This has caused the concrete, over time to break up. I now see that repairs have been made but am astounded that the same radius has been left. It is obvious a larger radius is required so it is my suggestion to improve this corner with that in mind.
Install Misting systems (spritzers) around the City so that people can cool off when they are walking or biking or just hot. Spritzer emit a cool water mist when you press the button.
The approval of the Schlitterbahn Waterpark project at FXE would not only give Fort Lauderdale a world class tourist attraction unlike anything else in South Florida, but it would also come with the benefit of preserving the historic Lockhart Stadium. Securing a long term, modern home for our professional soccer team, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, would help ensure future generations would have the local heroes to look up to past generations have had, continuing to inspire pride in our city.
Both the stadium and the waterpark could be the centerpiece of a revitalized uptown district. Make it happen Fort Lauderdale and FAA!
Riverwalk should be a visitor/resident great place to go. I don't know what killed it, but it is now a city disgrace rather than a city treasure.
We need more bike paths and bike lanes. Automobile congestion as gotten out of control. The city needs to incent people to get out of their cars. For the elderly, maybe more golf cart options, but more bike paths that connect to places people go to is the key. (Why was a bike path left out of the plans for the new Middle River Bridge??)
The Climate Adaptation Open House on January 21st, demonstrated our city commitment to planning for climate change and sea level rise. We are the model for Adaptation Action Areas, At the Open House, it was pointed out that "language" is an important step as the city goes forward in prioritizing infrastructure improvements and code changes to deal with these issues. Before there can be discussion on an actual plan, there are certain requirements of the state comprehensive plan, which all local government must adhere to, that must be addressed. By the City of Fort Lauderdale taking this important step, and being a leader on this issue, it puts us well on our way to achieving the infrastructure changes that the citizens desire to deal with impacts in their own specific neighborhoods. It is important to understand that this language part of the process is most important in accomplishing what can be done to reduce our risks to our own personal property, and how we can assist our government to reduce our risk by prior planning and prioritizing critical issues such as infrastructure and changes to our code. Everyone's input is important, Please get educated on the important issues of climate change and sea level rise. Encourage your neighbors to get involved, then please stay involved as the process moves forward. In my opinion, this is one of the most important challenges for our nation, state, and city.