These programs use the Safe System Approach to proactively reduce serious and fatal injuries for all users of the Hillsborough County roadway system

The following Safe Travels Hillsborough programs aim to strategically improve roads to reduce crashes involving pedestrians, cyclists, and other vulnerable users.

Pedestrian Safety Program

The Pedestrian Safety Program is focused on improving safety, mobility, and accessibility for pedestrians. Emphasis is given to areas experiencing high crash rates and severe injuries or fatalities. Pedestrian facility improvements may include crosswalks, sidewalk extensions, raised crosswalks, and signal timing changes that allow more time to cross the road.

Safe Routes to School Program

The Safe Routes to Schools Program is focused on enhancing safety for students as they walk and bike to school. Utilizing community feedback and data from traffic engineering investigations, the County identifies student walking routes that need roadway safety improvements.

These improvements range from implementation of pedestrian signage, pavement markings, signal timing changes, and speed reduction treatments to complete street retrofits.

Corridor Safety Program

The Corridor Safety Program uses historical transportation data to identify patterns of frequent high injury and fatal crashes along roadway corridors. These corridors are labeled as High Injury Network (HIN) corridors. Some specific aspects of the program include:

Pedestrian and bicycle corridor retrofits

Improvements along these corridors include pedestrian signals at crossings, new sidewalk, pedestrian signage and markings, and signal timing adjustments.

Safety lighting

In coordination with TECO, Safe Travels Hillsborough has implemented a lighting program to evaluate and enhance lighting for roadway safety improvements throughout the County roadway network.

Speed management

Safe Travels Hillsborough is taking an aggressive approach to increase pedestrian and bicycle safety by adopting global speed management best practices. The County is also implementing speed management treatments on HIN corridors that include:

  • Elevated crosswalks
  • Additional street lighting
  • Roundabouts
  • Transit stop enhancements
  • New or upgraded signalization
  • Median and pedestrian refuge treatments
  • Traffic circles
  • Posted speed reductions
  • Context-appropriate design (Complete Streets)
  • Repurposing lanes

More information on speed management and best practices can be found at the FHWA Speed Management site.

Intersection and Lane Departure Safety Program

Using the Vision Zero Systemic Safety Approach, the County implements safety improvements to keep vehicles in their lanes, reduce the potential for crashes, and minimize crash severity.

Intersection safety improvements are for all users of the roadway and can include signage, pavement markings, lighting, and access modifications.

Complete Streets Program

Complete Streets are roadways that are designed to enable safe use and mobility for all roadway users. These roadways are built to promote community interaction and create sustainable and thriving streets that are safe for everyone.

Hillsborough County is implementing the Complete Streets Program and various other programs that promote more walkable and bikeable communities.

Last Modified: 1/2/2024, 4:08:07 PM

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