At our final Knowledge Exchange, residents and business owners lined up to hear our panel of experts talk about transportation for Tampa’s future. The main message = Transportation isn’t a silver bullet solution, but a necessary pillar for planning that must balance with community safety, housing development and land use.
Attendees also heard Danny Pleasant, the City of Charlotte director of transportation, speak about how Charlotte invested in complete streets and integrated a light rail system into its urban core.
"We can’t keep widening our roads, so we must broaden our thinking,” Pleasant said.
Do you have thoughts about your neighborhood and transportation? Well, now it’s your turn. With the recently launched “What’s Your Vision?” video contest, we want you to share your thoughts, insights, hopes and dreams for Tampa’s future. If your video gets the most views, you could win some great prizes, like lunch with Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
Here are a couple sample videos to get you started:
InVision Ybor - http://youtu.be/vanPXZCfTPw
InVision Seminole Heights - http://youtu.be/IGRYkElfGAE
And… ACTION. You have until July 31st to show us what you think makes Tampa special. Full details on how to submit your video and contest rules can be found here: http://on.fb.me/MJETv9