St. Augustine Mobility and Complete Street Master Plan

How do we maintain the design intent of a 16th-century city while incorporating transportation modes and trends of the 21st century?

St. Augustine, Florida, the oldest city in the United States, is home to approximately 14,000 people, yet it is visited by more the five million visitors annually.

S&ME was selected to develop a Mobility Plan to improve transportation options throughout the City.  The S&ME approach was data-driven and sought to address the root cause of mobility issues in the City. Recognizing the inextricable link between transportation and land use, this effort identified ways to improve multiple modes of transportation, including walking, bicycling and transit. This Mobility Plan was unanimously approved by both the Mobility Task Force and the City Commission.

King Street is the primary east/west gateway into St. Augustine; and its potential redesign was designated as a high priority in the Mobility Plan.  S&ME developed a Complete King Street Master Plan that provided the City with a community-inspired vision for the corridor complemented by an integrated transportation and land use plan for implementation. This effort featured a robust public engagement process including in-person workshops and an interactive project website. A 3D model and Lumion fly-through video were also included as part of the final deliverable package.