Uptown Fort Lauderdale : the makings of a successful transit hub

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2015-05

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Houston, Eric Lorenzo

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The city of Fort Lauderdale has been working relentlessly to establish Uptown the neighborhood surrounding the Cypress Creek Tri-Rail Station into a transit hub. A true transit hub encompasses multiple modes of transportation in a centralized location for easy access and transferability. The Uptown neighborhood has been identified as an edge city, and problems commonly associated with such a designation threatens the success of the transit hub. Existing research reviewed in this report will offer valuable solutions on how to increase the performance of the Uptown transit hub, which in-turn would decrease the areas auto dependency. This report evaluates the City of Fort Lauderdale’s efforts to those of two case studies that have successfully redeveloped into a transit hubs.

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