Streets are a vital part of livable, attractive communities and Florida is determined to drive down fatalities and injuries on our streets and highways. In fact, FDOT has identified Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties as top priorities for improving bicycle and pedestrian safety. Everyone, regardless of age, ability, income, race, or ethnicity, ought to have safe, comfortable, and convenient access to community destinations and public places–whether walking, driving, bicycling, or taking public transportation.
Walking and bicycling are safe, healthy and enjoyable ways to travel to work or school. They also provide fitness and recreational activities to millions of Florida residents and visitors annually. It is the goal of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to maintain, operate and grow a regional roadway system that promote safety, mobility, and economic development in Florida. FDOT is working to ensure everyone has convenient and safe facilities for walking and biking. Below are a few examples of recent or ongoing FDOT projects.