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Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III: New Tampa & Green ARTery “Perimeter” Trail. Walk/Bike Plan Overview. Implement Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan Business Centers Urban Villages Mixed-Use Corridor Villages Primary Transit Corridors/Facilities

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Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase III:

New Tampa &Green ARTery “Perimeter” Trail

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Walk/Bike Plan Overview
  • Implement Comprehensive Plan and Long Range Transportation Plan
    • Business Centers
    • Urban Villages
    • Mixed-Use Corridor Villages
    • Primary Transit Corridors/Facilities
  • Develop Multimodal “Grid”
  • Identify Constructible Projects
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Three Phases
  • Phase I Focus:
    • Downtown
    • USF Area
    • Westshore
  • Phase II Focus:
    • South Tampa
    • Central Tampa
  • Phase III:
    • New Tampa
    • GreenARTery
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Phased Projects

Phase I Projects

Phase II Projects

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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.:
    • North Boulevard
    • Columbus Drive
    • 34th Street
    • Etc…
  • Develop City-wide Grid
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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
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Walk/Bike III: New Tampa
  • New Tampa:
  • Review Network
  • Identify Opportunities
  • Consider Trail Connections
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Walk/Bike III: Green ARTery
  • Green Artery “Perimeter” Trail:
  • Central Tampa Loop
  • Recreational and Novice Users
  • Connect Neighborhood Assets
  • Methods include:
    • Bike Boulevards
    • Linear Parks
    • Multi-Use Paths
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Facility Types

Multi-Use Path

Neighborhood Greenway

Park Trail

Trailheads

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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
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Park Trail
  • Wide pathway that goes through city parks or other green spaces
  • Will connect Central Tampa’s natural resources (especially Hillsborough River)
  • Create awareness to green assets
  • Create unique recreational experience
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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
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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.
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Facility Types

Multi-Use Path

Neighborhood Greenway

  • 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
  • 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
green artery proposed alignment
Green ARTery Proposed Alignment

Undercrossing at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

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Park Trail at Ignacio Haya Linear Park

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Trail Head at Hillsborough Avenue

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Multi-Use Path at North 30th Street

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Multi-Use Path at Bermuda Boulevard

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Green ARTery Public Workshops
  • Four workshops (February, March, April, May)
  • Study area neighborhoods are mixed
  • February 27th workshop complete – hosted at Tampa Prep
  • Next workshop is March 27th 6:30 – 8:00 at the Rogers Park Club House
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Your Polling Device

Use these buttons to make your selections…

how would you use the green artery trail choose three
Polling QuestionsHow would you use the Green ARTery Trail? (Choose three).
  • Access Downtown amenities/events
  • Access Transit
  • Commute to work
  • Exercise
  • Access neighborhood and City parks
  • Daily shopping trips
  • Taking the kids to school
  • Visiting neighbors
how would you use the green artery trail most often choose one
Polling QuestionsHow would you use the Green ARTeryTrail most often? (Choose One).
  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Cycling
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Polling QuestionsSeveral additional loops are proposed for incorporation in the Trail. Which would be top priority? (Choose one).

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  • Inner loop through Seminole Heights to Lowry Park
  • Outer loop through Rowlett Park and Temple Crest
  • Boardwalk along river in Rogers Park
  • MacKay Bay trail loop

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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.

Neighborhood Greenway

Multi-Use Path

you feel most comfortable riding your bike on choose two
Polling QuestionsYou feel most comfortable riding your bike on… (Choose two).
  • The sidewalk along any street
  • A wide trail next to a major road
  • A wide trail next to a neighborhood street
  • A dead end neighborhood street
  • A bike lane on a neighborhood street
  • A bike lane on a major road
you feel most comfortable walking running or participating in other recreation on choose two
Polling QuestionsYou feel most comfortable walking, running, or participating in other recreation on… (Choose two).
  • The sidewalk along any street
  • A wide trail next to a major road
  • A wide trail next to a local street
  • The street on a dead end neighborhood street
  • The shoulder of a low speed local street
  • The shoulder of a higher speed highway
which of the following effort is most important choose one
Polling QuestionsWhich of the following effort is most important? (Choose one).
  • Keeping bikes and pedestrians out of traffic in high speed streets.
  • Keeping bikes and pedestrians out of traffic in local neighborhood streets (lower speed).
  • Keeping bikes and pedestrians out of traffic on any street.
  • Making streets safe for bikes and pedestrians to be in the street.
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Polling QuestionsAt existing City parks or new trail heads, what are the most important features/amenities to provide (Choose five).
  • Parking
  • Transit Connections
  • Picnic Tables/BBQ Grills, etc.
  • Restrooms
  • Wi-Fi
  • Canoe/Kayak Launch
  • Water Taxi Stop
  • Bike Rental
  • Vendor Opportunities (hot dog stand, etc.)
  • Playground Equipment
what are the greatest hurdles to implementation of the green artery perimeter trail choose three
Polling QuestionsWhat are the greatest hurdles to implementation of the Green ARTery Perimeter Trail? (Choose three).
  • Neighborhood Support
  • Political Support
  • Funding
  • Safety crossing major roads
  • Safety along busy roads
  • Security
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Group Activity
  • PART I: Assets and Issues
  • On your table maps you will mark:
    • Assets: places that you love and feel should be highlights of the Perimeter Trail
    • 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
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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
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Issues/Challenges
  • Traffic safety
  • More people in quiet neighborhoods
  • Personal security
  • Industrial land uses
  • Getting people invovled
  • Funding
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Question?

Contact:

Michele Ogilvie Demian Milleror Chris Keller

Hillsborough MPO Tindale-Oliver & Associates Inc.

(813) 273-3774 x317 (813) 224-8862

[email protected]@tindaleoliver.com or

[email protected]

Links:

http://www.hillsboroughmpo.org/pubmaps/pubmaps_folders/walk-bike-plans-studies/walk-bike-plan/

http://www.greenartery.com/

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