Welcome to InVision Tampa, our I-Town Hall. We are working on a strategy to connect and revitalize our downtown core and our central and west Tampa neighborhoods. Please share your thoughts, ideas, and experience, and be a part of shaping a vibrant, prosperous Center City. Help us do this right, and then help us make it happen!
Most Active Ideas
»Larger, attractive medians, crosswalks, slower traffic in residential areas and better maintenance on the brick wall and sidewalks.
»The farmer's market at the hillsborough high is fabulous--wonderful stands, artists and vendors...however, you have to be care of people zooming though to get to the library or using the street as a speed way and parking is a problem too...
»agrees with the above and you really need make it safe to ride at night and not have walkers or riders darting in and out of traffic.
»I agree with Joe and Wes. I think that Nebraska is much better as a one way, but Tampa Street which is three lanes is actually the better traffic pattern. I do not see how that could be done on Nebraska due to budget constraints. Maybe the city could use narrower buses.so they would fit in the so called bus lane. Just kidding about that last idea.
»I would add that if we do get a street car or direct bus to downtown, it would not be sufficient for it to stop at the usual bus park. In order to accomodate people who attend night time events, the bus would have to stop at various locations like the Forum, Tampa Theater, Curtis Hixon Park and other street corners where there are restaurants. Also, the service would have to run late on the weekends and at times when there are late night events.
»Landscaping YES......fewer lanes NO. Its already sad that Tampa, being the size that it is, only has a few streets with six lanes or more (I think St. Pete has more than us for goodness sake) and that is one reason we have the traffic issues we have and cannot add additional traffic features that other cities can due to the lack of room to expand
»I recommend this proposal. I would add that the City of Tampa is separating itself further and further away from beach access which is an important issue to many Generation Y professionals looking to move to Florida. This is an often overlooked issue. I would try to work with Pinellas County to create a US-19 like line that serves a purpose similar to the 528 (beach line expressway) in Orlando.I used to live in downtown Orlando, and because of toll 408, 417, and 528 (beach line) highways, I was able to make it to the beach in about the same amount of time it takes me to get from downtown Tampa to Clearwater or St. Petersburg, sometimes even quicker. The distance traveled was about 55 miles in Orlando compared to about 25-30 miles in Tampa!
»I recommend this course of action. I would add to this proposal that there is an existing Amtrak station at the south part of Nebraska that could create a mutually beneficial connection.
»Thanks for the link! However, I don't see anything on how to turn a 6 lane road into a transit depot. It would be difficult to downsize the road when they are currently planning on expanding the remaining 4 lane areas to 6 lanes. They are doing the opposite of Nebraska Ave. Which is fine, because Hillsborough is a major artery. I say focus on moving traffic on Hills Ave. and beautify / make more pedestrian friendly adjacent roadways.