Tampa Has a New Protected Bike Lane
"Tampa is starting to make progress on safe bike infrastructure," according to an article by Angie Schmitt. "Last weekend, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn led a celebratory ride to mark the opening of the city’s first protected bike lane — a curb-protected two-way lane on Cass Street downtown."
The Cass Street bike lane runs for three-quarters of a mile, with extensions expected in either direction.
"The project also converted Cass Street from one-way to two-way car flow. While that introduces more potential motor vehicle turning movements across the bikeway, the project includes signals to reduce conflicts between drivers and cyclists," adds Schmitt.
The article includes more examples of Tampa's improving focus on planning for pedestrian and bike infrastructure.
ABC Action News posted this video of the project's construction back in January.