Alternatives Virtual Meeting – May 20th

Watch the Video of the Whiting Street Alternatives Meeting

Questions and Answers

Question

Does alternative 2 remove the bicycle lane?

Answer

Alternative 2 does not provide a bicycle lane. Rather, it encourages bicycle travel on Cumberland, which is the planned City cycle track. Cumberland also ties into the Selmon Greenway. In exchange for the bike lane, 10 ft. sidewalks are provided in Alternative 2.

Question

Can you attempt to keep the trail (and width) flowing through the new crosswalks so it doesn’t lose the feel of an actual trail?

Answer

We will evaluate providing a crosswalk width that is compatible with the width of the trail.

Question

Why is an exit ramp from the Selmon Expressway onto Florida Ave. necessary?

Answer

To provide safe and efficient access into downtown Tampa and the northbound Florida Avenue major artery.

Question

What 4 properties are targeted for acquisition?

Answer

The four parcels are owned by two property owners, and THEA has been in communication with both owners.

Question

Will THEA be responsible for street trees along new sidewalks? If so, will THEA plant shade trees to provide pedestrians with a comfortable walking condition?

Answer

Yes, THEA will be responsible for meeting the City of Tampa’s landscaping and tree ordinances.

Question

Will new bike lanes be protected?

Answer

While they will not be buffered they will be similar to the Platt Street bike lanes.