City announces plans to enhance pedestrian safety on Bayshore Boulevard


Bayshore Boulevard is not only one of the most beautiful spots in Tampa, it’s one of the prettiest in the country. The near 5 mile pedestrian stretch is a runner’s paradise — and a premiere spot for residents and visitors to enjoy a leisurely walk.

City officials want to keep it that way. They’ve worked for the past few years to ensure Bayshore Boulevard is safe for both drivers and pedestrians. The latest step in this initiative includes the instillation of four additional Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (RRFBs) and enhanced crosswalks south of Howard Avenue by the end of the year.

These crosswalks will be located near the intersections of W. Alline Ave., W. Knights Ave., W. Euclid Ave., and S. Carolina Ave.

The four new RRFB locations are an extension of ongoing safety efforts by the City of Tampa, including work underway to install three RRFBs at S. Delaware Ave., S. Dakota Ave., and midblock between S. Brevard Ave. and W. Swann Ave. These three locations will be activated on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

What other safety measures would you like to see along Bayshore Boulevard?

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