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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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 Complete Street Redesign…a great SUCCESS!

The results are in. For as many years as crashes had been tracked, Fletcher Avenue was consistently near the top of the list for fatal and serious injury crashes. Even more concerning was that those impacted were often pedestrians and cyclists living in neighborhoods around Fletcher Avenue in what is now referred to as a…

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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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