Las Olas
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Project Type: Corridor Analysis and Design of Multimodal Alternatives
Project Status: Completed | August 2020
Site Area: 3.5 mi
Team: The Corradino Group + Plusurbia Design
Client: City of Fort Lauderdale

Las Olas Boulevard is a vital link for multimodal traffic. It is both a strategic part of the roadway network as well as the most direct east-west route for people walking and cycling. Our project vision is to connect residents and visitors of Fort Lauderdale through the enhancement of this iconic boulevard representing our history and future. As the major thoroughfare connecting downtown Fort Lauderdale and Central Beach, Las Olas Boulevard must balance moving people efficiently through a balance of transportation needs inclusive of pedestrian, bicycling, vehicular, and transit modes, with space programmed to safely accommodate other alternative modes, such as scooters, when they arrive. Las Olas is the most direct route between Downtown Fort Lauderdale and the beach. Its centrality also places it within reach of transit, first response, and park facilities.

The goal is to reimagine the 3.5 mile length of Las Olas Boulevard from Downtown through The Isles. Las Olas Boulevard is considered to be the key identity street for Fort Lauderdale, and our challenge is to build on the strengths already in place to create a memorable image; a world-class street.

Las Olas Boulevard today has four distinct characters: Downtown, The Shops, Colee Hammock, and The Isles. There are a number of variables that comprise the makeup of each segment of the street: 1- Pedestrian areas, bicycle and scooter lanes, asphalt for cars and vehicles, all things that move and are in motion; 2- Amenities throughout such as landscaping, street furniture, signage, and lighting. These elements are static and have different purposes in different parts of the street. These elements are the basis of the visual identity for each segment of the street; 3- Different roles during the day and at nighttime; and 4- The street also differs from Weekday, Weeknight, Weekend and Event operations.

The design of Las Olas Boulevard strives to create a street that achieves the following for residents and visitors:

• Promote quality of life through context-sensitive design

• Efficient use of the road network to allow for a variety of uses such as open streets

• Safe, comfortable, and direct routes for nonmotorized modes of travel such as bicycles and scooters



Las Olas
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Las Olas
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Project Type: Corridor Analysis and Design of Multimodal Alternatives
Project Status: Completed | August 2020
Site Area: 3.5 mi
Team: The Corradino Group + Plusurbia Design
Client: City of Fort Lauderdale

Las Olas Boulevard is a vital link for multimodal traffic. It is both a strategic part of the roadway network as well as the most direct east-west route for people walking and cycling. Our project vision is to connect residents and visitors of Fort Lauderdale through the enhancement of this iconic boulevard representing our history and future. As the major thoroughfare connecting downtown Fort Lauderdale and Central Beach, Las Olas Boulevard must balance moving people efficiently through a balance of transportation needs inclusive of pedestrian, bicycling, vehicular, and transit modes, with space programmed to safely accommodate other alternative modes, such as scooters, when they arrive. Las Olas is the most direct route between Downtown Fort Lauderdale and the beach. Its centrality also places it within reach of transit, first response, and park facilities.

The goal is to reimagine the 3.5 mile length of Las Olas Boulevard from Downtown through The Isles. Las Olas Boulevard is considered to be the key identity street for Fort Lauderdale, and our challenge is to build on the strengths already in place to create a memorable image; a world-class street.

Las Olas Boulevard today has four distinct characters: Downtown, The Shops, Colee Hammock, and The Isles. There are a number of variables that comprise the makeup of each segment of the street: 1- Pedestrian areas, bicycle and scooter lanes, asphalt for cars and vehicles, all things that move and are in motion; 2- Amenities throughout such as landscaping, street furniture, signage, and lighting. These elements are static and have different purposes in different parts of the street. These elements are the basis of the visual identity for each segment of the street; 3- Different roles during the day and at nighttime; and 4- The street also differs from Weekday, Weeknight, Weekend and Event operations.

The design of Las Olas Boulevard strives to create a street that achieves the following for residents and visitors:

• Promote quality of life through context-sensitive design

• Efficient use of the road network to allow for a variety of uses such as open streets

• Safe, comfortable, and direct routes for nonmotorized modes of travel such as bicycles and scooters