The City has established North, Middle and South Beach Neighborhoods as Transportation Concurrency Management Areas (TCMAs) within each neighborhood boundary. Within these areas, increased mobility options will be pursued and redevelopment efforts will be focused. Transportation Concurrency Management is included in the City’s Comprehensive Plan in the Traffic Circulation Element. An outline of the policies included in this element is provided below. In addition, any new developments required to conduct a traffic impact study must comply with the Miami Beach Traffic and Neighborhood Impact Study Methodology
Objective 6: Transportation Concurrency Management Areas
Within each Transportation Concurrency Management Area, infill and redevelopment shall be encouraged which is supportive of mobility alternatives including walking, bicycling and use of transit.
Within the TCMAs, traffic calming measures maximizing mobility and providing a safer, pedestrian friendly environment shall be explored through the establishment of a preliminary traffic calming process within the City. This process will evaluate traffic calming measures prior to making recommendations to the Miami-Dade Public Works Department (MDPWD).
The process shall ensure:
a. Evaluation of all requests received by the City;
b. Full public involvement;
c. Recommendations to MDPWD for further study;
d. Promotion of livable and sustainable neighborhoods.
Impact fees within the City’s TCMAs shall be evaluated to ensure support of multi-modal options. This process shall address:
The construction of enhanced pedestrian amenities;
Contribution towards the construction of peripheral parking facilities to be served by transit;
The construction of bicycle facilities.
Within the City’s TCMAs, a Traffic Management Ordinance (TMO) shall be established, in cooperation with the Miami Beach TMA. The TMO shall require all new major nonresidential development to submit a Traffic Mitigation Plan encouraging the use of alternative modes of transportation to the automobile which addresses:
Provision of bicycle racks;
Provision of parking for carpools;
Establishment of rideshare or carpool programs;
Alternative hours of travel including flexible work hours, staggered work shifts, compressed work weeks and telecommuting options;
Subsidy of transit fares;
Use of long term parking to be developed at City’s entry points.
The City will work to establish funding mechanisms including the passage of a general obligation bond, the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) process, and creation of a concurrency mitigation bank to support the projects contained within the City’s Municipal Mobility Plan which address mobility options for the City. Those projects located within the City’s TCMA will receive funding priority.
The City will work to reduce conflicts among modes of transportation. This shall be done through:
Establishment of enhanced intersections with more viable crosswalks and enhanced signage;
The development of bike paths and lanes with ballards and raised islands to increase safety at intersections by preventing vehicles from entering special lanes.