All posts tagged Green ARTery

Tampa Walk-Bike Plan Phase V

Focus on a Central Trail Loop The first four City of Tampa Walk-Bike Plans focused on identifying gaps and constructing sidewalks and bikeways in different areas of the city. Even small gaps can pose significant challenges to safely completing a walking or cycling trip. These plans are adding to a growing network of facilities and…


Executive Director message

Twenty years ago, planners floated the idea of a greenway trail connecting Tampa’s central neighborhoods with parks along the Hillsborough River. The proposal was shelved as a result of neighborhood opposition. The concern I remember hearing was a fear of outsiders cutting through residential areas, on two wheels. Today, the story could not be more…


One trail to connect 20 Tampa neighborhoods

More great coverage of a project near and dear to our heart, the Green ARTery, a 20+ mile multi-use trail, will offer connections for people who walk, bicycle, jog or skate between major parks and 20 different Tampa neighborhoods. To read the article and view the video by Leigh Spann, visit


Walk Bike Plan extends to New Tampa & Green ARTery

Phase III of Tampa’s Walk Bike Plan was approved by the MPO on October 1, 2013. This phase has two major objectives. The first objective is to complete a city-wide grid by identifying sidewalk and bikeway connections in the New Tampa area.  Intended for experienced commuters, this includes enhanced road crossings, marked lanes, and side…


Green Artery Celebration Day & Workshop

Mark your calendar for September 28, 2013 for the Green Artery Celebration Day 2013! Join the Green Artery & Mayor Bob Buckhorn for a fun morning of biking, walking, stroller pushing, skateboarding. Special routes will be dedicated for wheelchairs & persons with disabilities. Four Green Artery Perimeter Trail Celebration Travel Routes are planned: Fair Oaks Community…


Q: What’s the easiest way to connect 20 Tampa neighborhoods?

A: The Green ARTery The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the City of Tampa partnered to develop the Tampa Walk-Bike Plan. Two phases of the Tampa Walk-Bike Plan have been completed:  Phase I identified candidate projects to connect the surrounding neighborhoods to each of the City’s three major business centers (Downtown, Westshore, and USF) and…

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