Pedestrian Crash Analysis (2003)

In the past, it often took a tragic accident before a community would make improvements for pedestrians such as building sidewalks, installing safe pedestrian crossings, using traffic calming treatments, and providing safe routes to school. But that is changing, because people want to live in healthy neighborhoods where they can walk, bicycle, and socialize and…

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Design Treatments Pedestrian Crossing & Bike Striping (2004)

The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) considers the safety of its citizens paramount. In response to these safety concerns and the need to provide more efficient use of existing roadway rights-of-way, the MPO strives to provide an environment that encourages balance between conventional (single occupant private vehicles and other transportation modes) and non-conventional (walking,…

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2025 Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan (2004)

Tampa’s reputation as a dangerous environment for pedestrians is based on cold facts: the county’s pedestrian fatality rate is three times the national average for comparably sized cities. These statistics represent a challenge to Hillsborough County to rectify these problems and create a safer and more balanced transportation system. The Comprehensive Pedestrian Plan is a…

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Hillsborough County Bicycle & Pedestrian Counts (2005)

Gathering bicycle and pedestrian counts is much more difficult than methods used to count cars. This information, also refereed to as “exposure data”, can assist in determining specific improvement to increase safety, targeting areas for education programs, and even referring to the data as proof of the existence of cyclist and pedestrians along our roadways….

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Hillsborough County Comprehensive Bicycle Plan Update (2008)

The Hillsborough County MPO developed the first Comprehensive Bicycle Plan in 1978. Since then, new data has become available, new projects have been built, new laws and funding programs have been adopted, and land use and development patterns have evolved. For example, in 2005 new federal legislation known as the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient…

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Busch Boulevard Accessibility Evaluation (2006)

The purpose of this study was to evaluate specific areas on Busch Boulevard where the accessibility of sidewalks, intersections and transit stops can be improved. To inform  transportation agencies and local governments of Americans  with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other access issues important  to citizens with disabilities. To provide an example of how to institute…

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Busch Boulevard Mobility Management Plan (2000)

In November 1997, the Hillsborough County MPO, through the Congestion Management System (CMS), also known as the Mobility Management Process (MMP), completed an evaluation and identification of congested and constrained roadways. These are roadways that function at an unacceptable level of service and cannot be widened due to significant physical, economic, environmental, or social constraints….

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Kennedy Boulevard Corridor Study (2003)

If you suggested Kennedy Boulevard should be twice as wide as it is, or have half the driveways or a passenger rail line, chances are good that you would hear from some concerned neighbors. But would anything less dramatic really make a difference on this heavily traveled corridor? If the MPO’s Kennedy Boulevard Corridor Study…

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Regional Jobs Access Plan (2000)

Transportation has become a key barrier to those moving from welfare to work. Nationally, while two-thirds of all new jobs are now in the suburbs, three-quarters of welfare recipients live in rural areas or centra cities. Public transit tends to be available in the suburbs only on a limited basis, and even in the center…

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Cass & Tyler to become 2-way Streets

Tampa recently completed its InVision process that sets the blueprint for future development in the Central Business District and adjoining neighborhoods. One project recommended in the InVision plan is to make Cass and Tyler Streets two-way, restoring the street grid in downtown, and transforming Cass into a central spine FOR WALKING AND BICYCLING ACROSS THE…

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The Ride Guide

The local coordinating boards (LCB) operating in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties guide and coordinate transportation services with the goal of improving quality of life for those who are transportation disadvantaged, including the following: children who are at high risk the elderly those who have a physical or mental disabilities the economically disadvantaged In addition,…

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Florida Avenue & Tampa Street/Highland Avenue Corridor Study

At the City of Tampa’s request and working closely with FDOT, the MPO kicked off a study in February 2015 to evaluate various design options for the one way pair of Florida Avenue and Tampa/Highland Street. The study area is roughly from I-275 north to Hillsborough Avenue. The evaluation of the alternatives included how each…

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The Innovative MPO

Hillsborough MPO & Planning Commission recognized The Innovative MPO, released on December 10th by Transportation for America, is a new guidebook for the staff and board members of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). The guide showcases best practices from across the country illustrating ways MPOs can help their communities prosper. The Hillsborough MPO and Planning Commission are…

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Hillsborough River TAC Elects New Officers

The Hillsborough River Technical Advisory Council (TAC) is pleased to announce the re-election of Dr. Richard Brown as Chair and Mr. Peter Owens as Vice Chair. Also, we are sad to announce Mr. Ben Koplin, ex- officio City of Tampa Staff member, is departing the TAC. Mr. Koplin has been a valuable contributor to the…

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FDOT District 7 awards safety project grants

In 2014, Hillsborough County, Tampa and Plant City were the proud recipients of several grants to improve traffic safety. Plant City received $43,000 for traffic signals and signs. The City of Tampa received: $200,000 for a Himes Avenue project to add turn lanes, bike lanes and a separator island $300,000 for a 34th Street project…

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