An increase in the occurrence and severity of flooding can have an impact on evacuation routes, restrict access homes, schools, hospitals, businesses etc. and can cause transit infrastructure to deteriorate more quickly.1 In addition, the transportation sector is one of the largest contributors to the City’s greenhouse gas emissions or CO2 footprint. To further reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation sector, the City has increased alternative transportation options.
- The City operated trolley is free, currently has 12 routes, and provides over 5 million rides per year.2
- The bike share program currently has 58 stations with approximately 550 bikes citywide.
- A dockless electric scooter program is currently being piloted in the downtown and Brickell Area to determine citywide feasibility.
Electric Vehicle usage and support
- The City is purchasing 90+ hybrid vehicles to improve the efficiency of the City’s fleet.
- The City’s Parking Authority partnered with a local vendor to install 20 electric vehicle charging ports at various public parking garages across the city.
- $23 million of Miami Forever Bond dollars are designated for roadways. One objective of this spending is to increase multi-modal capacity. Upgraded roads will also take recommendations from the Stormwater Master Plan into consideration to reduce flooding.
In coordination with Florida Power & Light, the City has implemented an ongoing LED Street Light Conversion Program. 6,729 streetlights have been identified for conversion and over 1,200 lights have already been converted to LED.