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May is National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling – and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. View all articles in our Plan Hillsborough publications archive.

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Rubber Meets the Road – April 2017 : How are we doing?

Its Federal Department of Transportation time for our Federal Certification Review, and we need you to weigh in on the transportation planning process! Please join our Federal Certification Review Team in evaluating how the MPO is doing at a public meeting scheduled on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 10:00a in the Planning Commission Boardroom on…

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Hillsborough Rides – March 2017 : Regional Transit Feasibility Plan

The three most populated counties in the seven-county Tampa Bay area are Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. County lines are blurred when you are traveling. That’s why transportation planning must take a more regional approach. This plan will build on decades of planning and bridge the gap between the vision for transit throughout the region….

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Walk Bike News – February 2017 : Trails Summit brings region together

Dozen of communities are coming together to create a continuous trail along the West Coast of Florida, which will connect to the new Coast-to-Coast Trail, and Hillsborough has an important role. As described by Hillsborough MPO Executive Planner Michele Ogilvie at the Gulf Coast Regional Trail Summit in Venice organized by the Tampa Bay Area…

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Rubber Meets the Road – October 2016

A roadway design concept envisioned by the MPO’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is on its way to becoming a reality. Several years ago, BPAC members asked whether there could be a separated bikeway along 40th Street in East Tampa. The questions was investigated by the MPO’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which noted that traffic…

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Hillsborough Rides – September 2016

FHWA released a new Performance-Based Planning and Programming through Scenario Planning Guidebook… and the Imagine 2040 was one of three case studies highlighting best practices from around the country. Imagine2040 was recognized for a land-use vision linked to transportation; offering a number of investment packages; and asking the public to weigh in “using performance metrics…

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Walk Bike News – August 2016 : Better Together

The MPO worked closely with the Tampa Greenways & Trails Committee, Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, and surrounding counties to prepare the new Tampa-Hillsborough Greenways and Trails Plan inclusive of Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City, and unincorporated Hillsborough. All of the amazing individual projects and trail and bikeway connections have been brought together and identified…

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Rubber Meets the Road – July 2016 : On the road to safe streets

Twenty years ago, planners floated the idea of a greenway trail connecting Tampa’s central neighborhoods with parks along the Hillsborough River. The proposal was shelved as a result of neighborhood opposition. The concern I remember hearing was a fear of outsiders cutting through residential areas, on two wheels. Today, the story could not be more…

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Walk Bike News – May 2016 : May is national bike month!

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.  

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Rubber Meets the Road – April 2016 : Spotlight on neighborhood impacts

Tampa’s Downtown Interchange is a source of congestion, frustration, and sometimes crashes, but unclogging the bottlenecks will impact neighborhoods like Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights, Ybor, and the Downtown Arts District. On Tuesday, March 22, engineers and planners took a bus and walking tour to view the areas where the Tampa Bay Express project is proposed…

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Walk Bike News – February 2016 : Statewide Trail sponsors come to Tampa

The Hillsborough MPO proudly hosted the Florida Greenways and Trails Foundation Board Meeting on February 4th and 5th. The Foundation’s Board raises and invests resources to promote a statewide system of greenways and trails that further economic benefits, offer safe transportation alternatives, improve access to parks, preserves, and scenic byways, and enhance healthy recreational opportunities…

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Rubber Meets the Road – January 2016 : Airport construction takes off

In the last issue of Rubber Meets the Road, the Tampa International Airport Master Plan was featured. Since that article, the new consolidated car rental center is well underway!  450 workers have been busy building the 2.6 million square foot center, and progress is obvious as seen above. The consolidated car rental center, relocates services…

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Walk Bike News – November 2015 : From a list on paper, to feet on pavement

The FDOT Tentative Work Program is the document listing transportation projects receiving state and federal funding in the coming five years (2016-20121). It includes some notable successes for walking and bicycling. Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa designed a number of sidewalk and bicycle facility improvements projects that were prioritized by the MPO Board…

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