Transportation is a division of the City's Transportation and Mobility Department (TAM). The division’s mission is to promote the livability, health, and economic benefits of a bicycle-, pedestrian-, and transit-friendly environment by creating a safe, effective, and connected network of transportation options for our neighbors and surrounding communities.
With South Florida’s population continuing to increase, road congestion and mobility problems stemming from additional vehicles on the road will exacerbate an already congested roadway system. Due to the built-out nature of Fort Lauderdale, the days of widening roads to create more capacity have come to an end. Future population and employment growth can only be accommodated by an integrated transit system that can carry a person from home to work and back again in a safe, clean, reliable, and affordable manner. Benefits of an integrated transit network that includes bus, rail, trolley, and other forms of public transportation will promote economic development, provide job access, and alleviate congestion that threatens our region with gridlock.
The congestion of vehicles along our roadways impacts many people, not only when trying to get to work, but also when running errands. Personal vehicles are a necessity in Fort Lauderdale based upon our current conditions, but the Transportation Division is working hard to provide safe, comfortable, and desirable alternatives to taking your car to work and on short trips to run errands through improving sidewalks, bike lanes, and creating an improved transit network. Through its commitment to Vision Zero Fort Lauderdale, the division also works toward the goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our streets.
This website provides a summary of TAM's initiatives geared toward creating a more livable, equitable transportation network for all roadway users.