City of Tampa

Downtown Safety Enhancements


City of Tampa, Florida


The City of Tampa has a comprehensive program to address system wide traffic safety improvements through a partnership with the Florida DOT. An updated review of downtown intersections was undertaken to identify and to prioritize opportunities for installing curb extensions. A variety of factors that influence safety and comfort for people crossing streets were documented for each intersection. The 129 intersections in the study area were prioritized to identify where curb extensions are currently feasible, or are feasible with minor revisions to lane alignments. The goal to meet the State’s Complete Streets Policy through continued development was implemented via this project and included the following activities:

  • Creation of custom priority evaluation
  • Development of proposal materials for grant funding
  • Evaluate design and construction factors
  • Benefit/Cost Analysis