Platt Street resurfacing may include bike lane

Platt StreetThe City of Tampa is scheduled to start resurfacing Platt Street within the next six weeks. Plans show Platt Street with three lanes with a bicycle lane going westbound. The plan for Brorein/Cleveland Street is also near completion for three lanes with a buffered bicycle lane in the eastbound direction.

Platt Street is not wide enough to accommodate the travel lanes with buffering for a bicycle lane. A speed study has been requested to see if it is possible to reduce the speed limit from 40 mph to 35 mph, which would allow the City to reduce the travel lane width to 10 feet and add the 2 feet buffer. For more information, contact Calvin Thornton with the City of Tampa.