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Walkability in the University Area Community

Since locals are the experts when it comes to their neighborhoods, we reached out for their help to ask how walkable is your neighborhood?. The University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC) in conjunction with the Florida Department of Health – Hillsborough, Hillsborough MPO, and the Planning Commission developed an outreach plan to engage neighborhood residents…

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Critical Infrastructure Symposium Rescheduled

In an ironic turn of events, the originally-scheduled symposium was postponed due to inclement weather. The new date has been set for Wednesday, December 14, 2016 from . The symposium will focus on sharing information on the impacts of sea level rise, extreme precipitation and storm surge impacts, facilitating discussions regarding preparedness and resiliency. The…

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Safety concerns bringing much needed changes to University Area neighborhood

After several alarming fatal crashes in the University Area, the MPO and partner agencies focused on making improvements to the bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure. A significant improvement was the redesign of Fletcher Avenue to include several new pedestrian crossings. Now, the University Area District Community Development Corporation is working to get grant money and enlist…

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Our Next Info BBQ features Sam Schwartz

We are excited to announce that our next Info BBQ will be held on Friday, July 29th from noon to 1:00 p.m. in the Plan Hillsborough Room in the Planning Commission office. Sam Schwartz, P.E. – former Traffic Commissioner of New York City a.k.a. “Gridlock Sam” – returns to Tampa to continue the conversation in…

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Planning Commissioner Joseph & Pedro Parra earn CRED

Congratulations to Planning Commissioner Nigel Joseph and Principal Planner Pedro Parra on receiving their Certificate in Community Real Estate Development from the Florida Institute of Government at the University of South Florida. This local, grassroots program helps strengthen community partnerships and reinvigorate communities by developing versed practitioners in: Developing connections to local resources Learning the…

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APA Florida Sun Coast Section + USF MURP = MAPS

The Sun Coast Section of the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association and the USF MURP – Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning – program launched a new Mentor a Planning Student (MAPS) program. MAPS is an official program of APA Florida. The University of South Florida joins Florida State University as the second…

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Coast hits 10,000 and expands to USF

At 4:16 pm on July 4th, Coast Bike Share reached a milestone 10,000 members! To celebrate, Coast organized multiple events for the month of July with History Bike Tampa, Pedals and Pints at Ferg’s, and the Blazing Saddles Rolling Scavenger Hunt. Coast also recently rolled out it’s newly update smartphone app, Social Bicycles (for both…

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USF Bulls walk & talk safety

The Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) held the second annual “Bulls Walk and Bike” week, September 9-13. USF students learned about Florida’s bicycle and pedestrian laws. The event promoted awareness of bicycle and pedestrian safety. The week-long activities kicked off with a press conference and stroll around campus with USF President Judy Genshaft. MPO…

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