Focus on a Central Trail Loop
The first four City of Tampa Walk-Bike Plans focused on identifying gaps and constructing sidewalks and bikeways in different areas of the city. Even small gaps can pose significant challenges to safely completing a walking or cycling trip. These plans are adding to a growing network of facilities and eliminating sidewalks that end abruptly and roadways that have no designation for cyclists sharing the lane. Now with Walk-Bike Phase V, the emphasis shifts away from roadways and focuses on the Green ARTery or Perimeter Trail. This plan offers a connected trail system from downtown Tampa, running east to Ybor City, north to the Hillsborough River, and west and south to the northern end of the Tampa Riverwalk. These areas are some of Tampa’s most historic neighborhoods, contain beautiful parks, and are booming with up and coming shopping districts. The Perimeter Trail will provide an option to driving to these destinations and instead provides a healthy way to safely stroll, skate, or cycle around the urban core.
The full plan includes excellent illustrations and graphics of the various segments planned for the Perimeter Trail.