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What is Tactical Urbanism?

Quick, short-term, often low-cost creative projects are the essence of the BTactical program. Quick build projects have become a powerful and adaptable new tool of urban planners, and policymakers seeking to drive lasting improvements in cities.

These interventions are often highly visible and are defined by the following characteristics:
  • The offering of innovative design solutions for planning challenges, traffic calming, and multimodal streets
  • Short-term actions, long-term commitment, and realistic expectations
  • Helps measure the impact of interventions prior to a long-term and permanent project implementation
  • Pilot projects that are reversible and adjustable according to the needs of the community
  • Enhanced collaboration and strengthens partner relationships between public, private, and nonprofit sectors

Quick build projects are focused on existing safety, accessibility and connectivity needs and the Broward MPO is working with local governments and stakeholders on the implementation of long-term projects that include the feedback from the community.

#Btactical Informational Webinar! Cycle II 2022

The BTactical team conducted a webinar on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. to present an introduction to quick build projects. 

Webinar materials

#BTactical Background 

City of Miramar painting session. Let's Go Walking to School! event 2019

The Tactical Urbanism Program, BTactical, is a Broward Complete Streets Initiative effort to quickly implement multimodal safety improvements on the Broward Roadway Network, following the recommendations of the set of priority action items identified in the Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Action Plan and Complete Streets Master Plan.

The Broward MPO is committed to improving transportation safety and offering a variety of choices with improved comfort for those who live, work, and play in Broward. This will be accomplished by delivering quick-build projects while also working on comprehensive longer-term street projects to support partner agencies implementing pilot projects that test new ideas, generate public awareness, and support efforts to increase multimodal safety, accessibility, and connectivity.

Quick Build Projects

Local governments submitted project ideas to be implemented through the Tactical Urbanism Program BTactical. 

We are excited to announce that the City of Deerfield Beach, in partnership with the Broward MPO has been selected as a 2021 AARP Community Challenge Grantee! For details on this grant, please CLICK HERE.  

NE 3rd Avenue- City of Deerfield Beach

The proposed project will increase visibility through pedestrian treatments and traffic calming. The project area is within the NE 3rd Avenue corridor between NE 44th Street and Sample Road in the Tedder Community, which is an undivided major collector road with two southbound and northbound lanes. The corridor is an important route for pedestrians of all ages who regularly walk or bike to different.

We have hosted three public meetings with great success! Check out the proposed quick-build designs here: Quick-build design

To learn more about the project visit the project webpage here: Interactive StoryMap 

Did you know you can provide your feedback virtually? Check out the Online Survey 

NE 15th Avenue- City of Fort Lauderdale

The Broward MPO selected NE 15th Avenue between NE 11th Street and NE 13th Street to be implemented as the pilot project in 2022. this project is prioritized in the City's Neighborhood Mobility Masterplan (2015-2025) for Lake Ridge. 

A Walk and Talk workshop will be conducted to discuss the project ideas as well as to request feedback from the community in regards of the Art component of the project. This public meeting will be conducted on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the ArtServe Gallery at 4:00 p.m., all community members are welcome to participate on this unique opportunity to help the City transform NE 15th Avenue into a better street for everyone.

ArtServe Gallery, 1350 East Sunrise Boulevard Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. Masks are encouraged for this socially distanced workshop and outdoor walking tour.

To learn more about the project and volunteering opportunities please visit:

Tactical Urbanism Resources

To learn more about Tactical Urbanism and how you can implement Quick-Build projects in your community, visit the below resources to help get you started. Stay tuned as we will be providing more resources in the coming months as Quick-Build projects are implemented across Broward. 

For More Information

Please contact Stephanie Garcia at (954) 876-0065 or to learn more about the Broward MPO and what they are working on in your community.