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Transportation Planning - Projects, Updates, Public Feedback

What Is Transportation Planning?
Safer. Smarter. Faster. More convenient. That’s the purpose of transportation planning. First, you plan – a long-term view of your transportation strategy. Then, you program – a near-term view of your projects and implementation plan.


Transportation planning is the process of looking at the current state of transportation in the region, designing for future transportation needs, and combining all of that with the elements of budgets, goals, and policies. It helps shape how a city grows by evaluating everything from streets and highways to cargo ships to public transit and bike lanes. It can influence everything from business to recreation to quality of life.

Contributors to the Transportation Planning Process
The transportation planning process includes many contributors. All stakeholders' thoughts and ideas are critical to ensure a successful outcome.
Planning process

Transportation Planning Goals
There are numerous important goals in the transportation planning process. The key is to balance them while designing a plan that meets the Transportation Planning Goals.         Planning goals

Current Transportation Planning Projects
The Transportation Division's current planning projects are listed below. Click each one for more information, or scroll down to view information on all projects.

Multimodal Transporation Master Plan
The Multimodal Transportation Master Plan (Plan) will update the long-term vision for the City’s multimodal transportation system, provide policy direction, and guide the implementation of transportation projects throughout the City during the short- mid- and long-term timeframes. Short-term projects can be included in the City’s 5-year Capital Improvement Plan. Mid-term projects have a 10-year horizon, and long-term projects have a 20-year horizon. It will also update the City’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan.
The Plan will take approximately 1-year to complete from March 2023. The first public workshop was held in June 2023, allowing residents to provide feedback on proposed mobility policies and infrastructure improvements. A second public workshop is anticipated to be held in January 2024 to bring preliminary findings and recommendations back to residents for discussion. The final adoption of the plan is targeted for March 2024.

Workshop Format & Online Outreach:
The workshops are being held as informal open houses in which members of the public may view project information, speak with project team members, and provide comments.

The project team has launched a website with public meeting announcements, photos, presentations, maps, key project updates, and contact information for people seeking additional information or wishing to offer input. An online interactive map also allows the public to provide feedback on projects and identify project needs with an online survey.  

--> See more information and provide input on the Multimodal Plan project website at

Click below to view the Multimodal Transportation Master Plan presentation from the Public Workshop on June 21, 2023:

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State Road 78 - Pine Island Corrido Vision and Action Plan

The purpose of this study is to establish an integrated land use and transportation Vision Plan for a 9.2-mile segment of SR 78 / Pine Island Road extending from Burnt Store Road to US 41 / Cleveland Avenue through the City of Cape Coral in Lee County, Florida. This Vision Plan will guide transportation and land use-related decisions over the next 50 years.

The study aims to address five main objectives:

  • Enhance Safety for All
  • Reduce Congestion
  • Improve Multimodal Connectivity
  • Expand Transit Access
  • Enrich Corridor Character

The vision plan is anticipated to be presented before City Council by September 2023. Upon acceptance of the vision plan, the City and FDOT may elect to proceed to a Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) study, which will assess implementing the recommendations of the vision plan.

Embers Parkway West Median Curbing & Access Management Project

Median Access Locations Exhibit
(rev. 9/11/23)
Embers Pkwy Median Access Locations Exhibit 24X36 (9-11-23) - Copy

Embers Parkway Project Layout Exhibit (rev. 8/25/23)
Embers August 2023

Pages from Embers Presentation 6.28.23.pdf
--> Click to see the Embers Parkway West presentation from June 28, 2023

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South Cape Downtown Parking Management Plan

The South Cape Downtown Parking Management Study aims to address parking challenges in the South Cape Downtown area and develop effective strategies to enhance the overall parking experience for residents, visitors, and businesses.

Where: The South Cape Downtown “core,” shown in the graphic below.

Downtown Parking zone

When: The study is anticipated to conclude before the end of January 2024. 

--> See more information on the project webpage at

Evacuation Route Plan
Led by the Lee County MPO, the Cape Coral Evacuation Route Study is being developed in partnership with Cape Coral Staff. The Study will provide recommendations to help lower identified clearance times. These recommendations will include alternate evacuation routes, phased evacuation, and route capacity improvements. The evacuation study will consist of the following:

  • Demographic and Land Use Analysis,
  • Hazard Analysis for hurricane storm surge
  • A review of the Behavioral Analysis
  • Shelter Analysis
  • Evacuation and Population Vulnerability Analysis
  • Transportation Analysis

It will also collect data, including a City survey, and evaluate County/Regional Evacuation Transportation Networks. The study will include an inventory of all new roads, road projects that increase capacity, bridges, scheduled road projects, and projects that impact the evacuation route network. This study is estimated to be completed by 2024.

Interactive Growth Module Update (2023)
The Interactive Growth Model™ (IGM) Ver 2 is a web-based updated complex software package that forecasts population, housing, growth, demographics, and demand for schools, office, retail, industrial, etc., in 5-year increments to build out for several hundreds of zones. To date, the IGM is the most cost-effective product to address the City’s need to have socioeconomic data forecasted in a reliable manner.

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