FDOT funds walk/bike safety projects

At the beginning of January, FDOT District 7 unveiled its five year work program and it contained many of the priorities listed in the MPO’s Imagine 2040 Transportation Plan. The MPO developed the long-range plan from listening to what people throughout the county see as our greatest transportation needs. Each year, after learning how much federal and state funding our area has to work with, the FDOT assigns the funds to MPO priorities and to other projects they see as important. Of interest to walking and cycling advocates, FDOT will provide money for:

  • new sidewalks and crosswalks around eight elementary schools using Transportation Alternatives and Safe Routes to Schools funds
  • transforming Floribraska Avenue into a roadway safe for bicycling, walking, and slower driving – welcoming news to residents in Tampa Heights who walk to transit, work, school, and shopping
  • extending the Cass Street Cycle Track from Doyle Carlton Drive to Willow Avenue benefiting cyclists in downtown Tampa and Hyde Park
  • planning, design, and environmental study of the Tampa Bypass Canal Trail
  • reconstructing the Maydell Drive Bridge to include a walking and cycling path
  • constructing a new trailhead for the Selmon Greenway
  • constructing the first segment of the South Coast Greenway in Ruskin
  • adding bike lanes and filling sidewalk gaps on segments of Morris Bridge Road, building new roundabouts at Davis Road, Primrose Street and 12th Avenue/Telecom Extension in Temple Terrace

Read more about these and other funded projects. Questions? Email Joe Price or call 813/273-3774 x362

 

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