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The Seaside Institute™ is hosting a Transportation Summit and Expo

Posted on Jan 07, 2020 in Seaside Institute , Congress for New Urbanism

The Seaside Institute is hosting a Transportation Summit and Expo on February 6-8, 2020. The Seaside Institute™ in conjunction with the Congress for New Urbanism is bringing the summit to South Walton County which will feature alternative transportation solutions and display the Walton County Mobility Plan concepts for the public to experience and provide their insights. The two-part event will include a workshop and Expo, both open to the public.

  • The Workshop portion is scheduled for a full day on Thursday, February 6th and a 1/2 day on Friday, February 7th. The general public, experts, and speakers with international influence will engage to discuss key elements of transportation planning, parking, and traffic management, this will include a review of the Walton County Mobility Plan, in particular, attention to segments along the 30A corridor.
  • The Expo, scheduled for Friday February 6th and Saturday February 7thwill include automated vehicle rides from BEEP, who now operate active vehicles in Lake Nona, Florida. Also, to be illustrated are alternate modes of transportation, alternative fuels, environmentally friendly resources and road concepts for 30A that accommodate multi-modal forms of transportation. From walking to automated vehicles, bicycles to electric cars; all modes have been considered. Saturday will include luxury car clubs on display and engaging the public. The Expo will include an exhibit of the multiple models for the 30A corridor designed by Nue Urban Concepts, a consulting company retained by Walton County to help with the Mobility Plan.

The County has been working on a forward-looking Mobility Plan to alleviate the transportation challenges caused by significant growth of visitors and residents in South Walton County. The Workshop and Expo is the third segment in the efforts between Walton County and the Seaside Institute to engage the public in identifying the final solutions that will be presented to the County board sometime in the summer of 2020.

The County’s Mobility Plan investigates the needs of the workforce, the travel demands of visitors, and the importance of maintaining our community’s unique coastal appeal.

The final plan will serve as a basis to address transportation issues, funding sources and parking projects that will improve the quality of life for those who visit and those who live work and play in Walton County. County officials, as well as Nue Urban Concepts Consulting Firm who is collaborating with the County, will use the information and data collected from the summit to assist in finalizing the plan.


Workshop Location:

Seaside Institute™ Assembly Hall

168 Smolian Circle

Seaside, FL 32459

EXPO Location:

Central Square, Seaside, FL

Event Schedule

Thursday, February 6, 2020 Transportation Summit/Workshop 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

Friday, February 7, 2020 Transportation Summit/Wrap Up

EXPO Opens 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Automated Vehicle Rides 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Junior Tesla Rally 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, February 8, 2020 EXPO Opens 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Automated Vehicle Rides 10 a.m to 4 p.m.

Junior Tesla Rally 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Luxury Car Club Rally 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To learn more about the Walton County Mobility Plan please visit their website.

Seaside Institute™ Media Contact:

Beth Ann Carr, Executive Director



About the Seaside Institute

The Seaside Institute™ is the official nonprofit organization of Seaside that was founded by Robert and Daryl Davis in 1982. The purpose of the organization is to promote build able, sustainable places through design and education, using Seaside as a living laboratory. The Institute offers a wide variety of events that are open to the public or held exclusively for its’ members. To donate and/or join the Seaside Institute, please visit their website.