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1 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III: New Tampa & Green ARTery Perimeter Trail

2 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Walk/Bike Plan Overview Implement Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan o Business Centers o Urban Villages o Mixed-Use Corridor Villages o Primary Transit Corridors/Facilities Develop Multimodal Grid Identify Constructible Projects

3 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Three Phases Phase I Focus: o Downtown o USF Area o Westshore Phase II Focus: o South Tampa o Central Tampa Phase III: o New Tampa o GreenARTery

4 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Phased Projects Phase I Projects Phase II Projects

5 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Phased I & II Focus on Commuters Generally Adults More Confident Cyclists Preference for On-Street Bike Facilities Preference for Travel along Collector and Minor Arterial Roadways e.g.: o North Boulevard o Columbus Drive o 34th Street o Etc… Develop City-wide Grid

6 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Candidate Project Types Complete Sidewalk Connections Enhance Major Roadway Crossings Off-Road Trails Marked Bike Lanes Shared Lane Arrows Side paths Road Diets Roadway Enhancements

7 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Walk/Bike III: New Tampa New Tampa: Review Network Identify Opportunities Consider Trail Connections

8 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Walk/Bike III: New Tampa

9 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Walk/Bike III: Green ARTery Green Artery Perimeter Trail: Central Tampa Loop Recreational and Novice Users Connect Neighborhood Assets Methods include: o Bike Boulevards o Linear Parks o Multi-Use Paths

10 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Green ARTery Alignment

11 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Facility Types Multi-Use Path Neighborhood Greenway Park TrailTrailheads

12 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Multi-Use Path For all users including pedestrians, cyclists, dog-walkers, families, etc. Appropriate along routes with higher traffic volumes and speeds Provide physical barrier between path and vehicular traffic

13 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Park Trail Wide pathway that goes through city parks or other green spaces Will connect Central Tampas natural resources (especially Hillsborough River) Create awareness to green assets Create unique recreational experience

14 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Neighborhood Greenway Also known as a bike boulevard Typical neighborhood street with appropriate safety and traffic conditions for cyclists Marked by sign postings and traffic calming treatments Drivers slow down and have a greater awareness for cyclists, or choose a different route

15 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Trailheads Identify the trail and provide public access Include park structures, kayak launches, bike parking facilities, outdoor seating, public art and water taxi facilities. Strategically located so the trail is highly visible throughout the city. Provide a community hub for neighborhoods throughout Central Tampa.

16 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Facility Types Multi-Use Path Neighborhood Greenway Advantages Lower cost Reduced thru traffic and speeds on neighborhood streets 2-way stop signs allow bikes to continue along trail at minor intersections Aligns trail along lower-speed/lower- volume neighborhood streets Challenges Traffic may need to be diverted at intersections Traffic calming treatments may reduce convenience for residents Bikes in roadway must share space with cars driving to/from homes NIMBY concerns since trail uses neighborhood streets Advantages Bikes and pedestrians out of the roadway Lessens NIMBY concerns (allows for trail to be aligned along larger roads rather than neighborhood streets) Does not impact neighborhood traffic patterns Challenges Cost of 8 – 12ft pathway construction (including potential drainage impacts) Does not help to implement neighborhood traffic Calming Bikes riding against traffic along trail are at higher risk of side-street/driveway traffic conflicts

17 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Access to Central Tampa Parks

18 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Green ARTery Proposed Alignment Undercrossing at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Park Trail at Ignacio Haya Linear Park Trail Head at Hillsborough Avenue Multi-Use Path at North 30th Street Multi-Use Path at Bermuda Boulevard

19 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III POLLING QUESTIONS

20 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Green ARTery Public Workshops Four workshops (February, March, April, May) Study area neighborhoods are mixed February 27 th workshop complete – hosted at Tampa Prep Next workshop is March 27 th 6:30 – 8:00 at the Rogers Park Club House

21 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Your Polling Device Use these buttons to make your selections…

22 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Polling Questions How would you use the Green ARTery Trail? (Choose three). 1.Access Downtown amenities/events 2.Access Transit 3.Commute to work 4.Exercise 5.Access neighborhood and City parks 6.Daily shopping trips 7.Taking the kids to school 8.Visiting neighbors

23 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Polling Questions How would you use the Green ARTery Trail most often? (Choose One). 1.Walking 2.Jogging 3.Cycling

24 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Polling Questions How often would you use the Green ARTery Trail? (Choose one). 1.Never 2.A few times a year 3.Monthly 4.Weekly 5.Daily

25 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Polling Questions Several additional loops are proposed for incorporation in the Trail. Which would be top priority? (Choose one). 1.Inner loop through Seminole Heights to Lowry Park 2.Outer loop through Rowlett Park and Temple Crest 3.Boardwalk along river in Rogers Park 4.MacKay Bay trail loop

26 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Polling Questions When we have the option to use either a Multi-Use Path or a Neighborhood Greenway to complete a section of the trail, the following questions will help determine which option may be preferred. Multi-Use Path Neighborhood Greenway

27 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Polling Questions You feel most comfortable riding your bike on… (Choose two). 1.The sidewalk along any street 2.A wide trail next to a major road 3.A wide trail next to a neighborhood street 4.A dead end neighborhood street 5.A bike lane on a neighborhood street 6.A bike lane on a major road

28 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Polling Questions You feel most comfortable walking, running, or participating in other recreation on… (Choose two). 1.The sidewalk along any street 2.A wide trail next to a major road 3.A wide trail next to a local street 4.The street on a dead end neighborhood street 5.The shoulder of a low speed local street 6.The shoulder of a higher speed highway

29 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Polling Questions Which of the following effort is most important? (Choose one). 1.Keeping bikes and pedestrians out of traffic in high speed streets. 2.Keeping bikes and pedestrians out of traffic in local neighborhood streets (lower speed). 3.Keeping bikes and pedestrians out of traffic on any street. 4.Making streets safe for bikes and pedestrians to be in the street.

30 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Polling Questions At existing City parks or new trail heads, what are the most important features/amenities to provide (Choose five). 1.Parking 2.Transit Connections 3.Picnic Tables/BBQ Grills, etc. 4.Restrooms 5.Wi-Fi 6.Canoe/Kayak Launch 7.Water Taxi Stop 8.Bike Rental 9.Vendor Opportunities (hot dog stand, etc.) 10.Playground Equipment

31 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Polling Questions What are the greatest hurdles to implementation of the Green ARTery Perimeter Trail? (Choose three). 1.Neighborhood Support 2.Political Support 3.Funding 4.Safety crossing major roads 5.Safety along busy roads 6.Security

32 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III GROUP ACTIVITIES

33 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Group Activity PART I: Assets and Issues On your table maps you will mark: o Assets: places that you love and feel should be highlights of the Perimeter Trail o Issues: places that could cause problems for users of the Perimeter Trail PART II: Prioritization As a group, identify your top 5 assets and your top 5 issues on the flip charts provided. Present these to the entire group

34 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Assets/Opportunities Trails Daycares Dog parks YMCA (teenage hangout) Connects parks Water taxi, Downtown/Riverwalk/Waterworks Park Seminole heights commercial Zoo (family oriented) Ybor and Channelside Nice waterfront areas Connect to Bayshore

35 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Issues/Challenges Traffic safety More people in quiet neighborhoods Personal security Industrial land uses Getting people invovled Funding

36 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Question? Contact: Michele OgilvieDemian Miller or Chris Keller Hillsborough MPOTindale-Oliver & Associates Inc. (813) x317(813) or Links: studies/walk-bike-plan/

37 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Undercrossing at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

38 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Park Trail at Ignacio Haya Linear Park

39 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Trail Head at Hillsborough Avenue

40 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Multi-Use Path at North 30th Street

41 Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III Multi-Use Path at Bermuda Boulevard


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