Miami-Dade 2040 LRTP - Oct. 23, 2014

SUSTAINABILITY SNAPSHOT “For the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), a sustainable approach to highways means helping decision makers make balanced choices among environmental, economic, and social values—the triple bottom line of sustainability—that will benefit current and future road users.” This approach helps decision makers to make balanced choices and is not limited to highway projects—the approach is applicable to all transportation projects. As illustrated in Figure 7-1 , the balance of this Chapter is organized in three major sections that are related to the “pillars” of Sustainability: Economically and Financially Viable, Environmentally Sound, and Socially Responsible. In addition, various components of the County’s GreenPrint initiative are integrated throughout. In March 2009, Miami-Dade County was selected as one of three communities nationwide to participate in a sustainability planning pilot program through ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI). Through this effort, Miami-Dade County staff engaged in a collaborative community process with many diverse stakeholders: nonprofit executives, municipal representatives, business managers, academic leaders, and a wide range of individual Miami-Dade residents. The process was designed to connect the community’s diverse efforts and weave them together into a strategic framework and plan of action to help ensure that our community attains even better and lasting economic, environmental, and community health, the core interrelated components of sustainability. The result was the release of a community-wide sustainability plan known as GreenPrint ( ) in December 2010. The first progress report for GreenPrint was released in January 2014. The Board of County Commissioners offcially adopted GreenPrint in March 2014 via Resolution 226-14 Figure 7-1 | LRTP 3 Pillars of Sustainability 1. U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Sustainable Highway Initiative. SUSTAIN SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT ECONOMIC 1 7-2 | MOBILITY OPTIONS