Florida has had trouble with pedestrian deaths as of late, with the entire state having a fatality rate twice as high as the national average. And Tampa Bay’s stats are particularly troubling; if the city were a state, it would rank #16 in overall pedestrian deaths. That’s why $2 million was recently made available to the city by the Florida Department of Transportation. Various pedestrian improvements were made, including an expansion of available sidewalks and a surge in walk signals that count down instead of just flashing. Improvements to visibility are also being put in place.
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