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WMNF | New Pedestrian and Bike paths in Tampa funded by $24 Million in Federal Grants

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WMNF | New Pedestrian and Bike paths in Tampa funded by $24 Million in Federal Grants

Current View of West River

Deliberate view of West River path

Tampa will add 12 miles of pedestrian and bicycle paths due to a $24 million BUILD grant. In line with a press launch from the workplace of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor (D), the grant will allow development of pedestrian and bicycle paths alongside the West River space from Cass Avenue to Columbus Avenue, and hook up with Tampa’s Inexperienced Backbone Challenge at Cass Avenue. (https://www.wmnf.org/tampas-green-spine-bicycle-trail/)

The venture plans to develop “a contiguous multi-modal path separated from automobile site visitors, with full streets and site visitors calming enhancements,” in line with a press launch from U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor (D-Tampa). The trail will join West Tampa, to Downtown, Tampa Heights, Bayshore, Hyde Park, Ybor and East Tampa, and can embrace landscaping, seawall restore, and different wanted street enhancements. All paths can be separated from automobile site visitors to supply secure mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists.

“This can be a transformative venture for the Metropolis of Tampa that may result in vital investments in West Tampa and the West River,” stated Mayor Castor. “Not solely will the continuation of the Riverwalk on the West aspect of the river present secure multimodal transportation decisions for pedestrians and commuting cyclists, however it should create a world-class vacation spot for the encircling new and current neighborhoods.

“Tampa’s strategic development and high quality of life are fueled partly by the Hillsborough River. A venture like this can spur development and result in new enterprise alternatives, jobs, inexpensive housing developments, and extra methods for out residents and guests to take pleasure in our waterfront as we Remodel Tampa’s Tomorrow.”

As well as, U.S. Rep. Castor introduced that Hillsborough County was additionally awarded a grant of $25 million.

“The practically $50 million in federal BUILD (Higher Using Investments to Leverage Growth) grants which might be on the best way to Tampa and Hillsborough County will carry our neighborhoods, construct mobility, improve connectivity all through the county, and supply wanted enhancements to our streets,” acknowledged Rep. Castor. “Mayor Castor, Commissioner Miller, and different native leaders, have been great companions in serving to to safe these infrastructure {dollars} and construct on our shared imaginative and prescient for a safer, friendlier, and related group.”

In line with the press launch, the County grant can be used to widen and reconstruct the prevailing interchange at Massive Bend Street and I-75, together with further bicycle lanes, multi-use paths, and a roundabout on the intersection of Previous Massive Ben Street and Bullfrog Creek Street.

“Immediately’s announcement of a $25 million BUILD (Higher Using Investments to Leverage Growth) grant for Hillsborough County is essential as our inhabitants grows and addressing the infrastructure wants of our group to make sure our area’s financial competitiveness whereas enhancing mobility.” stated County Commissioner (D) Les Miller.

The $49 million grant to Hillsborough County and Tampa, was the one BUILD award recipient in Florida.

 

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