18th Ave. S. Improvements

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18th ave. s. improvements

Project Overview

Neighborhoods surrounding 18th Ave. S. have low rates of motor vehicle ownership and high rates of transit use, making it even more important that walking, bicycling and accessing bus stops are safe, comfortable, and convenient options.

The Complete Streets Concept Planning Study builds on the work of the recently completed 18th Avenue South Health Impact Assessment  and will identify conceptual plans for the portion of 18th Ave. S. from 34th St. to 16th St. that reallocates the street space so that it is shared equitably among all users and all transportation modes.

The desired outcomes of the study are to:

  • Develop and analyze concepts to modify 18th Ave. S. in a manner that advances the goals of St. Pete’s Complete Streets Policy and Implementation Plan.
  • Identify safety, operational, and streetscape modifications that will foster an environment supportive of the many existing users of non-motorized transportation options and neighborhood-serving businesses.
  • Moderate excessive motor vehicle speeds while also maintaining travel time reliability.
  • Build understanding, consensus, and support among key community and City stakeholders around an achievable set of modifications for the corridor.
  • Define a set of priority projects that can move forward into engineering design and construction.
  • Potential improvements that the study will consider include lane reallocations and road diets, separated bikeways, and protected intersections.