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Complete Streets Plan Approved in St. Petersburg, Florida

The city of St. Petersburg is intended to improve safety for all users of streets—bicyclists, pedestrians, transit users, and drivers.
May 7, 2019, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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St. Petersburg, Florida has approved a new complete streets plan to guide street design and engineering for the next 20 years.

Kate Pyzyk shares details of the city's Complete Streets Implementation Plan [pdf], which updates a 2015 plan and will receive additional updates every five years.

"St. Petersburg's plan addresses needs in the city's motor vehicle, transit, trail, sidewalk and bicycle infrastructure networks. It includes key steps such as adding bike lanes, crosswalks and a bus rapid transit line, as well as increasing the use of data to improve traffic safety," according to Pyzyk.

According to a press release from the city announcing the approval of the implementation plan, the city has recently completed a pair of projects under the complete streets umbrella: "resurfacing and reconfiguration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street and bike improvements along the 30thAve. corridor."

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Published on Monday, May 6, 2019 in Smart Cities Dive
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