All posts in Livable Roadways

Green Artery Neighborhoods Community Gardens (2015)

The Green Artery Neighborhoods Community Garden Initiative’s purpose is to increase community gardens in Tampa and Hillsborough County and to start the planning for the Annual Garden walk on Earth Day 2016. This report includes work done in finding new garden sites, interviewing communities to gauge residential interest, identifying intermediate and mentor gardens, and starting…

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Tampa Hillsborough Greenways and Trails Master Plan Update (2016)

The Tampa‐Hillsborough Greenways and Trails Plan Update has two major objectives. The first objective is to update the County’s Greenways Master Plan by integrating the various recent pedestrian, bicycle, and multi‐use trail projects and planning efforts into the Plan. The second objective is to identify trail and facility connection opportunities to further improve the region’s…

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Temple Terrace Low-Speed Electric Vehicle/Golf Cart Crossing Study

Temple Terrace’s existing network of local roadways already allow golf carts to operate according to the City’s guidelines. However, the City is divided by two major state roads, 56th St. and Fowler Ave. Therefore, the study focused on crossing these two major thoroughfares to allow all residents to have access to the golf course Temple…

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West Tampa Multi Modal Plan (2018)

Please click HERE to view the final report. As part of the “Livable City” vision for Tampa, a robust network of pedestrian and bicycle facilities is critical for both transportation and livability. The neighborhoods of West Tampa have been experiencing a wave of reinvestment, revitalization, and growth; with this there is a need to ensure…

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South Coast Greenway Trail Study – Symmes Road to Adamo Drive (2018)

Implementation of the South Coast Greenway Trail will assist in completing a major component of the greenways and trails system in eastern Hillsborough County, and provide additional mobility options for the Palm River, Clair Mel, Progress Village, and Gibsonton areas. The trail is included in the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail Network and will generally…

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Kennedy Blvd Multimodal Safety Review (2017)

The SR60-Kennedy Blvd Multimodal Safety Review was conducted by the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Tampa. The purpose of the study was to diagnose the most significant causes of conflict along the corridor and identify strategies to enhance multimodal safety and mobility. The…

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Morgan Street Complete Street Study (2017)

This report includes urban complete streets design concepts for Morgan Street in downtown Tampa that were prepared by University of South Florida, College of Engineering graduate students. The project was made possible by a grant from the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The design concepts are presented for consideration by the Hillsborough MPO, the City…

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Dale Mabry Pedestrian Overpass Feasibility Study (2017)

The Hillsborough County MPO is conducting a feasibility study of various alternatives that will connect the existing section of the I-275 trail which currently terminates at Church Avenue along the north side of I-275, across Dale Mabry Highway, to a proposed trail alignment along the south side of I-275 starting at Himes Avenue. The approximate study…

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Transportation Level of Service Report

In coordination with the Hillsborough County Development Services Department, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization has developed the 2014 Level of Service Report.  The report includes highway level of service for regulated roads within Unincorporated Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County 2019 Level of Service Report (posted May 6, 2020) City of Tampa 2015 Level of Service Report (posted…

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Hillsborough Avenue Multimodal Safety Review (2017)

The W Hillsborough Avenue Multimodal Safety Review was conducted jointly by the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization and The Planning Commission in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Tampa. The study has now been finalized and can be viewed here. The purpose of the study was to diagnose the most significant…

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Bullard Parkway Complete Streets Study (2017)

The Bullard Parkway Complete Streets Study was completed by the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the City of Temple Terrace and was approved by the MPO Board on August 1, 2017. Complete Streets is an approach to planning and design which prioritizes safe access, and comfortable and convenient travel. For this reason, the approach…

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Walk | Bike Plant City (2017)

With a beautiful historic downtown, growing population, and newly developing areas; Plant City offers residents and visitors an abundance of activities.  The goal of this project is to develop a bicycle and pedestrian network that connects residents, businesses, and recreation areas with safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists.  The study considers the feasibility of trails,…

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46th and 131st Avenue Complete Streets Study (2015)

131st Avenue and 46th Street / Skipper Road are major corridors in the vicinity of the University of South Florida (USF) in Hillsborough County. Both are currently two-lane roadways with relatively heavy pedestrian activity. 46th Street is identified in the Long Range Transportation Plan as a roadway needing to be widened to 4 lanes. Hillsborough County is studying both corridors for…

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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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