Complete Street Projects
Complete streets are designed to be safe and convenient for travel by automobiles, pedestrians, bicycles, and transit, by providing bike lanes or Shared Lane Markings, also known as sharrows, as well as sidewalks. Complete streets are designed so all modes of transportation can share the road safely. In the July 2011, Walk Bike News, the City of Tampa complete street projects were featured, as well as, how these new engineering innovations are used on the roadway. A Powerpoint summary of the Complete Street/Corridor Enhancement Project along 22nd Street highlights the improvements before and after the projects.
Hillsborough County has developed a Bicycle Safety Action Plan, or BSAP, which included the City of Tampa, Plant City, and Temple Terrace. The plan identifies projects and programs tailored to address the specific problems facing cyclists in Hillsborough County.
The City of Tampa recently finished the Walk-Bike Plan and the appendices, which establishes a grid of bicycle and pedestrian facilities, linking the University of South Florida, Downtown, and the Westshore District.
The City of Tampa has several complete street projects, which include:
The MPO has prioritized $400,000 for design of these projects below, which came from the Walk-Bike Plan, Phase 1. The MPO is trying to get these projects included in the FDOT's Five-Year Work Program: