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Tampa City Council wants more solutions for pedestrian safety listen

02/28/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa is consistently ranked in the top five most dangerous metropolitan areas for bicycle and pedestrian deaths.

A recent accident where a child was killed crossing a section of Busch Boulevard that lacks crosswalks prompted a discussion on safety at Tampa City Council Thursday morning.

Tampa City Council member Mary Mulhern questioned Debbie Hunt from the Florida Department of Transportation.

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Proposed Sarasota bicycle and pedestrian plan listen

02/25/13 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This month Sarasota County is holding several meetings to present a draft plan for bicycle and pedestrian routes. People who attend can comment on the new draft plan.

It’s part of an initiative for Sarasota to have a safer, more effective transportation system. Beth Rozansky, Sarasota County transportation planner says community safety is the number one topic on everyone's mind.

“Similar to what a lot of other communities identified when they went out for outreach on plans, the nu...

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Florida Department of Transportation in the midst of pedestrian awareness campaign listen

08/13/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The Florida Department of Transportation recently launched a new awareness campaign to improve pedestrian safety. The Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow campaign aims to reduce pedestrian and bicycle fatalities in Hillsborough and Miami-Dade Counties.

For the next four weeks, the Florida Department of Transportation is partnering with local law enforcement to raise public awareness about pedestrian safety. Kris Carson, Florida Department of Transportation spokesperson, says nearly a quarter of ...

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Lighting, safety on Hillsborough Commission agenda listen

09/04/08 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners met today in Tampa and covered a range of issues including park lighting, road safety in front of Plant High School, affordable housing, street flooding, the Confederate flag, and the county’s animal shelter.

Commissioner Jim Norman pressed his fellow board members and county staff to fix an ordinance that makes it difficult to get approval for construction of lights at sports fields and parks.

“Our parks have been put on hold for month...

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