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 of Tampa and interested stakeholders. Students were engaged in the project through their course
work for the USF course, Sustainable Transportation, in the Spring 2017 Semester . They were asked to evaluate the existing
conditions of the route and identify conceptual design alternatives to enhance livability and provide safe operations for bicycles,
pedestrians and transit users.
Students were divided into three teams to ensure full participation, and asked to develop purpose and need statements,
existing conditions assessments, goals and objectives, and conceptual design concepts for 2020, as well as 2040 concepts
that addressed changes in land use and technology. The student concepts were presented to a project review panel on two
occasions – once midway through the project and again for the final project proposals. Panel comments were considered and
incorporated into the final student work.
Together the concepts offer a variety of ideas for Morgan Street for consideration by the City of Tampa and Hillsborough MPO.
The concepts were developed based on available right of way, engineering and design standards, traffic and safety analysis
and land use considerations. Each student team obtained design guidance from the National Association of City Transportation
Officials (NACTO) and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and also consulted City of
Tampa design standards.