All posts tagged pedestrian

Walk | Bike Plant City gets rolling

With a beautiful historic downtown, growing population, and newly developing areas, Plant City offers residents and visitors an abundance of activities. The MPO is working closely with the city to connect residents, businesses, and recreation areas with safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists. The project team shared their initial analysis at a well-attended Open House…

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A #VisionZero approach to speed limits

For decades, many states have only analyzed automobile traffic patterns when setting speed limits. Now, the City of Portland, Oregon, Bureau of Transportation is looking at more than just cars. The bureau is pioneering a new system where it considers the entire road – including how much foot traffic there is, and how closely bikes…

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MPO studies Florida Avenue, Tampa / Highland Streets

Working closely with the City of Tampa and FDOT, the MPO is evaluating various alternatives for the one-way pair of Florida Avenue (northbound) and Tampa/Highland Street (southbound). The study area is roughly from I-275 to Hillsborough Avenue, serving the historic Seminole Heights and Tampa Heights neighborhoods. The evaluation of the alternatives will consider: Safe access…

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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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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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Fletcher Avenue gets safer for people on foot

More than 1,400 pedestrians cross Fletcher Avenue each day. Between 2006 and 2010, the Sheriff’s Office reported 63 pedestrian accidents for the section of Fletcher from Nebraska Avenue to 50th Street. One of the highest pedestrian crash rates in unincorporated Hillsborough County, of these 63 crashes, three resulted in fatalities and 22 in incapacitating injuries….

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Collins Street Corridor Study honored

The Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) held its 22nd Annual Future of the Region Awards event on March 28th, 2014, at the Hilton St Petersburg Carillon Park. The Future of the Region Awards event highlights projects and programs that exemplify regionalism and recognizes outstanding achievements and contributions that benefit the regional community. The City…

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Temple Terrace CP : Mobility Element

The  Mobility Element plans for a coordinated, multi-modal transportation system including automobiles, bicycles, pedestrians, transit, etc.  It provides for the coordination between the Future Land Use Element and both the short and long term transportation needs for Temple Terrace. Temple Terrace Mobility Element

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