Bayshore Blvd Pedestrian Improvements
The City of Tampa will be installing Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) and enhanced crosswalks to four additional locations on Bayshore Blvd. south of Howard Ave. to enhance pedestrian safety. These crosswalks will be located near the intersections of W. Alline Ave., W. Knights Ave., W. Euclid Ave., and S. Carolina Ave. Work on these installations is expected to be completed before the end of the year.
The four new RRFB locations are an extension of ongoing safety efforts by the City of Tampa, including work underway to install three RRFBs at S. Delaware Ave., S. Dakota Ave., and midblock between S. Brevard Ave. and W. Swann Ave. These three locations will be activated on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
The changes are being installed to make pedestrian crossings on Bayshore Blvd. safer and more conspicuous. When approaching a crosswalk equipped with an RRFB, pedestrians should push the button to activate the flashing lights, check for oncoming traffic, and proceed across the road only when safe to do so. As drivers approach pedestrians in crosswalks, they have an obligation to yield the right-of-way to them.
The is a new traffic pattern condition for Bayshore Blvd. so we recommend that pedestrians use the utmost care and exercise caution when crossing, and we ask for vigilance and defensive driving on the part of motorists.
For additional information about the City’s ongoing transportation projects, please visit https://www.tampagov.net/tss-transportation/info/projects/.
For additional information about Florida pedestrian laws, please see FS 316.130.