Walkable Community Studies
A walkable community is defined as having compact residential development, a mix of land uses, a well-connected street network, bus stops, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and mixed-use paths. It is a community where one can safely and efficiently get to the store, school, park, or other destinations within the neighborhood without the use of an automobile.
A walkable community study is a study to assess pedestrian conditions (walkability) in a community. The study analyzes the layout and design of the existing facilities in a community. The analyzed facilities and recommended improvements are then tiered and phased for implementation based on the needs of the community and the impact that a change in the facility will have on a neighborhood.
The Collier MPO has completed walkable community studies in three communities which may be downloaded using the links below. A draft of a fourth study for Golden Gate City is also available for download. The results of the studies will be incorporated into the Collier MPO’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The Plan is one source used by the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee to recommend prioritization of bicycle and pedestrian projects that are submitted for consideration of future funding. The results may also be used by Collier County government, Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs) and Municipal Service Taxing Units (MSTU) in developing their capital improvement programs.
FDOT Arterial Safety Study
The FDOT Arterial Safety Study was part of a FDOT District One Traffic Safety Project effort and covered US 41 between Commercial Drive and Guilford Road. The study examined the entirety of the road including how it functions as an arterial; vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian usage and crashes; and provided recommendations for improving the overall safety of the corridor.
FDOT Pedestrian / Bicycle Safety Audit
The FDOT sponsored FDOT Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Audit covered parts of US 41 and Airport Road in the immediate vicinity of the Collier County government center. The study included site reviews and extensive analysis of bicycle/pedestrian traffic, bicycle/pedestrian crash data, roadway design and geometry, and the existing built environment. The study also provided recommendations for improving safety in the corridor.
Collier MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Study
The Collier MPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Study was an analysis of bicycle and pedestrian crash data to identify high-crash corridors and recommendations for more quantitatively including safety in the bicycle and pedestrian project selection process. The study also includes a summarization of a public survey on bicycle and pedestrian crash risks.