Mayor Buckhorn Announces Tampa Streets to Get Pedestrian, Cyclist Friendly Redesign

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Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced today that four streets are set to get a pedestrian and cyclist friendly makeover with new installations of sidewalks and bike lanes or shared use pathways.

The four streets to be redone are Palm Avenue, Willow Avenue, Bougainvillea Avenue, and Cypress Street.

"Projects like this are part of our strategy to make Tampa more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. These improvements will make these streets safer for everyone, and provide both residents and visitors more options to get around," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn. "This is just the beginning of how we will reshape our center city."

The four projects are currently in the design phase, and costs for design are estimated to be $400,000. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will reimburse the City of Tampa for those design costs.

Two weeks ago, Mayor Buckhorn announced that new bike lanes will also be installed along parts of Doyle Carlton Drive, Palm Avenue, and Laurel Street as well as additional downtown on-street parking spaces. Construction on these projects is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2013.