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Changes May Be Coming Soon to Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa

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Known as the street with the longest continuous sidewalk in the world, with views of the beautiful bay, Bayshore Boulevard may have some changes coming. The city of Tampa wants traffic to slow down to make the boulevard more pedestrian friendly. These changes include narrowing streets, widening bike lanes and lowering the speed limit.

Proposed changes specifically include:

The hope is that these changes will improve safety on the crowded street. Proponents of the changes and updates sat that these safer pedestrian routes and improved recreational areas along Bayshore are important selling points in economic development.

The project, which would be funded by the Florida Department of Transportation, is in the design phase. This phase is expected to last until May.

What do you think of this project? Do you think it should move forward and is important to continue with? Or, do you think that the FDOT should spend money on more pressing projects? Let us know your thoughts!

Source: Tampa Business Journal