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  • Meeting of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m. County Center, 18th Floor Plan Hillsborough Committee Room

    I. Call to Order

    II. Public Comment - 3 minutes per speaker, please

    III. Approval of Minutes May 10, 2017

    IV. Action Items

    A. Dale Mabry Highway Pedestrian Crossing Study and Spruce Street Walk

    Bike Improvements (Danielle Joyce, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.)

    V. Status Reports

    A. Hillsborough Air Quality Update (Alain Watson, Hillsborough EPC)

    B. Old Tampa Bay Water Quality Report (Daniel Lauricello, FDOT)

    C. 2045 Plan: Issues for Exploration (Sarah McKinley, MPO Staff)

    VI. Old Business & New Business

    A. Adding Greenways & Trails to the BPAC (Wade Reynolds, MPO Staff)

    B. Letter from FDOT on Bike Lane Maintenance

    C. Letter from FDOT on US92 PD&E Study

    VII. Adjournment

    VIII. Addendum

    A. MPO Meeting Summary & Committee Report

    B. Tampa Bay Next Newsletter

    C. Penny for Pinellas website; sales tax renewal referendum is November 7

    The full agenda packet is available on the MPOs website,, or by calling (813) 272-5940. The MPO does not discriminate in any of its programs or services. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Learn more about our commitment to non-discrimination. Persons needing interpreter services or accommodations for a disability in order to participate in this meeting, free of charge, are encouraged to contact Michele Ogilvie, 813-273-3774 x317 or [email protected], three business days in advance of the

    Commissioner Lesley Les Miller, Jr.

    Hillsborough County MPO Chairman

    Councilman Harry Cohen City of Tampa

    MPO Vice Chairman

    Paul Anderson Tampa Port Authority

    Wallace Bowers HART

    Trent Green Planning Commission

    Commissioner Ken Hagan Hillsborough County

    Commissioner Pat Kemp

    Hillsborough County

    Mayor Kim Leinbach Temple Terrace

    Joe Lopano Hillsborough County

    Aviation Authority

    Mayor Rick A. Lott City of Plant City

    Councilman Guido Maniscalco

    City of Tampa

    Commissioner Sandra Murman

    Hillsborough County

    Cindy Stuart Hillsborough County

    School Board

    Councilman Luis Viera

    City of Tampa

    Joseph Waggoner Expressway Authority

    Commissioner Stacy R. White

    Hillsborough County

    Beth Alden, AICP Executive Director

    Plan Hillsborough

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    601 E. KENNEDY BLVD.

    MEETING OF MAY 10, 2017



    Chair Patrick Thorpe called the meeting to order at 5:38 pm and the meeting was held

    in the Plan Hillsborough Committee Room of the County Center Building.

    Members present: Linda Crescentini, Lucy Gonzalez-Barr, Mara Latorre, John Marsh,

    Faye Miller, Tony Monk, Allison Nguyen, David Pryor, Jim Shirk, JoAnna Swindell,

    Calvin Thornton, Patrick Thorpe, Alain Watson

    Others present: Beth Alden, Michelle Ogilvie, Wade Reynolds, Lisa Silva, Sarah

    McKinley - MPO Staff; Sharon Snyder, TPC Staff; Rochelle Garrett, FDOT; Kim Thorpe;

    Chris Fellerhoff, Sprinkle Consulting; Austin Petersen, FDOT; Jan Washington, City of

    Tampa; Andrew Williams, FDOT; Channing Brickford, AECOM; Julie Bond, USF;

    Reshawn Fields, Atkins; Chris Speese, FDOT.


    Mara Latorre addressed the Committee as a resident of Hillsborough County. She

    presented on 78th Street, between Palm River and Causeway Blvd. in the Palm River/Clair

    Mel area. The corridor is not pedestrian or bicycle friendly due to limited crosswalks, bike

    paths and lighting. Ms. Latorre presented 2010 census demographics showing: 7800

    households in this area, median household income is $35,080, 17.4% below the poverty

    line and over 16,000 youth in the area. She presented findings from the MPOs 2012

    Pedestrian and Bicycle High Crash Areas Strategic Plan for Unincorporated Hillsborough

    County Roads and asked the Committee to urge the MPO to begin the process of

    implementing pedestrian and bicycle improvements for this corridor.

  • Discussion ensued regarding how to add the 78th Street project to the TIP and how to

    forward Ms. Latorres presentation to Hillsborough County staff and the School

    Transportation Working Group (STWG) Committee. Ms. Alden and Ms. Silva will do so,

    respectively. Mr. Monk asked Ms. Alden to remind everyone how priorities are set. Ms.

    Alden stated this will be explained during the TIP update, but the projects on the TIP

    update are ones that are ready to be bid.

    Ms. Miller commented that she attended a civic association meeting in Temple Crest last

    night. She heard that one traffic lane has been removed from 40th Street, its been repaved

    and bike lanes have been completed along one side. Bougainvillea Avenue is also getting

    8 10 sidewalks, which is good news.


    A quorum was reached at 6:10 pm.

    Motion: Approval of April 2017 minutes (Thornton-Shirk). The motion passed



    A. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Annual Update (Sarah McKinley,

    MPO staff)

    Ms. McKinley reviewed the transportation improvement program for FY18-22 and TIP

    Annual Priorities Update for FY19-23. Ms. McKinley explained these are the

    transportation projects programmed for the next five years and are the first five years of

    the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

    Discussion ensued about whether there is right-of-way purchase included, if there is still

    funding for TBX, and how priorities need to be shifted away from driving.

    Ms. McKinley is asking the Committee to recommend the MPO adopt the TIP for FY17/18

    21/22 and the TIP Priorities for FY18/19 22/23

    Motion: Mr. Thornton motioned to accept the TIP as presented. Mr. Watson

    seconded. Twelve members were in favor.

    Motion: Mr. Monk motioned to recommend the MPO make not driving the number

    one priority for our community. Mr. Payor seconded. Mr. Watson agreed more

  • funds need to be budgeted for the non-driving portion of the TIP. Mr. Monk

    accepted the amendment to the motion. Mr. Thorpe seconded. All members were

    in favor.


    A. FDOT Intersection Lighting Program (Rochelle Garrett, FDOT/Jan Washington,

    City of Tampa)

    Rochelle Garrett, FDOT District 7 Traffic Design Engineer, and Jan Washington, Lighting

    Engineer for the City of Tampa, presented on the Signalized Intersection Lighting project

    which is installing environmentally friendly cost effective LED lighting at 235 signalized

    intersections in Hillsborough County. Ms. Garrett also reviewed the successes of the

    program. Ms. Washington explained the Citys Bright Lights Safe Nights program for

    FY12-17 in which 70% of registered communities received new street lights and 30%

    more lamps were added to the system.

    Discussion ensued about the efficiency and the temperature of the LED lamps, as well as

    adjusting the temperature levels in certain neighborhoods.

    B. I-275/Busch and Fowler Innovation Gateway Phase 2 (Lisa Silva, MPO

    Staff/Wiatt Bowers, MPO Consultant)

    Mr. Bowers presented the Innovation Gateway concept, explaining how it will give a sense

    of arrival to the Innovation District, which includes USF, Moffitt Cancer Center, the old

    University Mall site, Busch Gardens and Florida Hospital. Mr. Bowers and Ms. Silva are

    working with Innovation Place, FDOT and the City of Tampa on this project. Ms. Silva

    asked the Committee and guests to complete the visual preference survey.

    Discussion ensued r