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Advocacy For Residents, Education and Preservation


Islamorada Traffic - Yikes!

If you live in the Florida Keys, traffic is a sore subject. Traffic is bad and getting worse as the Keys continues to develop. Based on Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Monroe County standards, the “Level of Service” (LOS) used to rate traffic on US1 has fallen below an acceptable level and is not in compliance with the Monroe County Comprehensive Plan or the Islamorada Comprehensive Plan.

According to FDOT, Islamorada averages as many as 31,500 vehicles per day on US1 on an annual basis. The numbers are likely larger in season and lighter in the hot summer and fall months. Based on data provided by the Tourist Development Council, estimations are:

  • Tourists account for 42% of all traffic in Islamorada.
  • Day trippers account for 17% of all traffic in Islamorada
  • Tourists who spend one or more nights account for 25% of all traffic in Islamorada
  • Workers in the tourism industry account for 28% of all traffic in Islamorada

We all have our own personal experiences with local traffic, knowing first-hand how bad it is and how it negatively impacts our quality of life. And then there is the question of storm evacuations. Who do we hold accountable when problematic evacuations cost lives?

The purpose of this report is to help the residents better understand the problem and provide suggestion/solutions to our traffic problem.

Click here to read the detailed analysis

A sample of traffic data from one day,

courtesy of the Monroe County Sheriff Office traffic app

Click here to learn how to get this app

Our vision

To enhance the community of Islamorada by preserving the quality of life of the residents as well as the beauty and vitality of the native ecosystems and to stop any further degradation of our community from over-development.

Mission statement

To provide the Islamorada residents with information about events occurring in our community that will impact our quality of life, preservation of our native ecosystems, land development, lawful and transparent governance.


Your tax deductible donations allows the ICA to keep you informed about important events that will impact and help protect our quality of life, our neighborhoods, property values and native ecosystems. Your donations make this possible and are most appreciated.

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Islamorada Community Alliance

P.O. Box 1507

Tavernier, FL  33070-1507

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