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Miami Is Testing a Half-Mile of Red, Green and Slower

​In recent years, Miami has regularly ranked high among U.S. cities with the most cyclist and pedestrian fatalities. City officials want to move beyond that dubious honor. To help them do so, Miami-Dade County adopted the Safer People, Safer Streets Local Action Plan in June 2016. Last week, the city celebrated its first complete streets pilot project. Read more... Read more

What Pensacola is Doing to Make Downtown More Pedestrian Friendly

Pensacola is one of thousands of cities across the U.S. that created ordinances after World War II requiring developers to build parking spaces based on the square footage of their buildings. Now, officials in Pensacola, Florida are working to move downtown into the 21st century, forcing spacious parking lots to take a backseat to a pedestrian friendly environment. Read more... Read more

Road Diets Make for Skinnier Streets that are Safer for Pedestrians

A decade ago, when Riverside Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida was widened to six lanes, there wasn’t much reason for anyone to walk across it. But in recent years, that stretch of Riverside has seen a construction boomlet. Now the Downtown Investment Authority is exploring a concept called a road diet that would result in fewer lanes for automobiles, making it easier for people on foot and bicycle to cross the the street. Read more... Read more

St. Pete Envisions a Future Free of Traffic Snags

Imagine a city in which bicycles travel from place to place with the same ease as cars and other motorized traffic. That’s the idea behind St. Petersburg’s Complete Streets program. It’s the local edition of a national push by Smart Growth America to make sure everyone – pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities – can safely get where they want to go. Read more... Read more

Tampa Dreams of Turning Novelty Streetcar Into Transit Solution

​ With the Tampa Bay region stalled on meaningful public transit investment, the city of Tampa is asking residents whether expanding an existing tourist-centric streetcar might help alleviate their transportation woes. Currently, the novelty line runs 2.7 miles, a short stretch that doesn’t reach downtown’s highest job concentrations and runs infrequently. Now, with $1 million from the Florida DOT, and another $677,390 from the city’s own coffers, Tampa is considering what an expanded streetcar system might look like, and engaging... Read more
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