Tampa Bay RPC Sponsors the 2018 Gulf Coast Safe Street Summit

The Tampa Bay RPC was a premier sponsor at the first ever Gulf Coast Safe Street Summit located at the Glazer Children’s Museum in Tampa. The Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit is a collaborative effort of the Hernando/Citrus, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organizations, the Polk County Transportation Planning Organization, the Florida Department of Transportation, the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research, and Walk Bike Tampa. This partnership provides a regional approach to prioritize the Complete Streets initiative throughout the local jurisdictions along the Gulf Coast of Florida. This is West Central Florida’s preeminent educational event aimed at encouraging the implementation of Complete Streets that are safe and accessible for all. As we work to elevate our individual efforts, cohesive linkages across to sister counties will lead to regionally significant transportation facilities and safety programs for all modes of transportation and for all ages and abilities. Anyone in the region who wanted to help create healthier and safer communities have the option to come hear energizing and informed speakers, engage with public officials, and mingle with community partners. Keynote speakers included Mayor Rick Kriseman of St Petersburg, Ryan Gravel of Sixpitch, along with FDOT Secretaries of District 1 and 7. The Tampa Bay RPC remains devoted to staying on the cutting edge of complete streets and transportation planning.