City of Tampa Multimodal District Study (2007)

slider-city-of-tampa-multimodal-district-studyThe City of Tampa and its community members have expressed interest in providing welcoming conditions for walking, bicycling, and transit. Meanwhile, changes to Florida Statute require the City of Tampa to implement proportionate a “fair share” ordinance, clearly demonstrating the financial feasibility of it’s Capital Improvement Element (CIE) and update it’s Transportation Concurrency Exception Areas (TCEAs) to plan for future mobility.

As  the  City  of  Tampa  reviews  its  level  of  service  (LOS)  standards  to  update  its Comprehensive Plan, it is recommended that adopted standards support the City’s vision. Current transportation LOS standards are based on roadway capacity. However, with the escalating cost of roadway construction in urbanized areas, is it realistic to assume  that  transportation  needs  can  be  met  by  widening  roads  alone?  More importantly,  does  this  standard  place  value  on  the  characteristics  that  the  City’s members have identified for their community?

If the City of Tampa were to reshape its LOS standards, what guidance exists for measuring an adequate multimodal level-of-service for transit, walking, and bicycling infrastructure?

City of Tampa Multimodal District Study

Three Cities Multimodal District Studies Appendix