City of Fort Myers Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan
Lee County MPO
Data collection/existing conditions inventory
Prioritization of improvements
Trent Ebersole, P.E.
McMahon prepared the City of Fort Myers Bicycle & Pedestrian Master Plan as part of an ongoing general planning consulting contract for the Lee County MPO. Efforts included an extensive inventory of existing bicycle and pedestrian facilities, literature research, a needs assessment, agency coordination, and a robust public outreach process. A project website was created to solicit input from the community. The website hosted an interactive online map, as well as a survey. More than 1,000 respondents provided valuable feedback through the online survey.
Recommendations included network improvements with regard to pedestrian, bicycle, and multimodal facilities; the consideration of a bicycle/pedestrian promenade; feasibility studies; the creation of a micromobility task force; wayfinding improvements; and program improvements (Education, Enforcement, Encouragement, Engineering, and Administrative).
The Master Plan provides a guide, and will serve as a living document, to help improve mobility and connectivity for multimodal travel within the City. Short-Term improvements were identified, and infrastructure improvements prioritized, to assist with City with the future implementation of projects.