Key West City Commissioner Jimmy Weekley is convening a workshop to gather input from the community regarding ways to make Lazy Way more user-friendly.
The workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM on the second floor of the Schooner Wharf, located on Lazy Way. Lazy Way is the single-lane street that connects William and Elizabeth streets.
The purpose of the meeting is to receive public input and ideas on making Lazy Way more pedestrian-friendly, with easier and more inviting access for bicyclists and walkers to visit and enjoy the area.
This initiative is part of the city's efforts to create more pedestrian-friendly streets throughout Key West. In January 2020, the City conducted a survey of close to 4,000 residents, the majority of whom live in Key West year-round. One of the biggest concerns in the survey was traffic, parking, and congestion. The survey was followed by a series of focus groups with residents and employees to identify solutions. A popular suggestion was to create closed or shared streets, as many cities have done throughout the country and the world.
While we as a city try to respond to the needs of residents, the City also wants to honor the needs of the tenants of the Historic Seaport.