Tampa School Transportation Safety Study

Project Overview

School kids walking in newly painted crosswalk on the way to school

Photo of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor’s inaugural “Crosswalk to Classrooms” unveiled at a press conference to announce the City’s commitment to Vision Zero during the 2019 National Safe Routes to Schools Conference. Crosswalk is located at Rampello Magnet School. 

Scope of the Study

Tampa School Transportation Safety Study outlines strategies for a school safety study focused on advancing physical transportation system improvements around schools and developing a framework for encouraging walking, biking, and busing. This work builds on the previous Transportation Planning Organization’s (TPO) School Transportation Safety Study (2018). It will establish a library of Safe Routes to School (SRTS) resources that can support individual school programs in the future. Our initial project approach includes the following tasks:

  • Update School Prioritization List (all 274 schools)
  • Identify Stakeholder Group
  • Assess Existing Safe Routes to School Programs at Area Schools
  • Survey District Families
  • Survey Principals
  • Identification of physical transportation system improvements around and connecting to a set of schools
  • Development of school-specific education and encouragement strategies and a template/process that can be used for other schools in the district (Library of Educational and Encouragement Resources)

Final Draft for Action-Tampa School Transportation Safety Study_November_2022

Tampa School Transportation Safety Study 2022_Final_Presentation

School Transportation Safety Study Executive Summary 

Maps of Recommendations for Top 8 Schools:

Jefferson High School

Just Elem-Stewart Middle-Blake High

Orange Grove MIddle Magnet School

Shaw Elem

Potter Elem

West Tampa Elem

Orange Elem bus-and-car-lineShaw-drop-off-dirt parkingWest-Tampa-open-street-with bike

2022 Tampa School Study Documents:

Nov Draft for Comte Status Presentations – Tampa School Transportation Safety Study_Draft_October 25_2022

Stakeholder Meeting #3  Presentation 6-27-22

All Schools Ranking Summary 2022

School Selection Process_4-20-2022

Tampa School Transportation Safety Study_Draft_October 25_2022

2018 Previous TPO School Study Documents:

Final School Safety Study Sept 2018

Hillsborough MPO School Safety Study Methodology V2-Dec 2017

MPO School Safety Study Screening Data- TOP TEN

School Safety Data Summary

2019 School Transportation Working Group (STWG) succession plan (April 2016-Dec 2018)

Lisa Silva


Lisa Silva, AICP, PLA, Transportation Planning Organization