Livable Transportation – Our Fourth Knowledge Exchange
Since the launch of InVision Tampa in April, one of hottest topics for residents has been transportation. This coming Wednesday (June 20, 6 p.m., Convention Center, free parking!), our speakers will examine this issue through examples of what’s worked in other cities and what are the best options for Tampa.
The photo above is a word cloud of resident feedback from our first Knowledge Exchange.
It’s not surprising the most-mentioned to-do (invest in mass transit) and to-don’t (keep widening roads) are both transit related.
Even from our MindMixer, the cries for a more livable transportation system are overwhelming:
- “I would like NOT to have to own a car. In my idealized Tampa, I would walk to the end of my block to sit at a covered bus station, and catch a bus in 10 minutes or less to downtown where local circulators (trolleys, light rail, monorail… whatever) would make it possible to get anywhere without a concern for parking, traffic and so forth.”
- “I live in Ybor City. If I want to take my family to Curtis Hixon Park, Seminole Heights, Bayshore or Hyde Park, I have to hop in the car despite it only being a few miles away.”
- “If people are going to start riding public transit, they need to be able to get where they’re going in a reasonable amount of time.”
- “We need to add more hours of service for second and third shift workers.”
- “Encourage more bicycle safety measures, encourage businesses to promote bicycle use to/from their businesses, develop and fund the bicycle safety plan. “
This final Knowledge Exchange is your chance to show how important transportation is to you and to the future of Tampa. We hope to see you there!
…and if you can’t be, please watch the live event at http://www.invisiontampa.com/live.html or share your thoughts on the transportation section of our I-Town Hall.