Work has already begun on the latest enhancements to the City of St. Pete’s infrastructure in support of bicyclists and pedestrians. (Here’s how we felt about new bike lanes being installed outside our St. Pete warehouse at 20th St and 2nd Ave S.)
Workers will be installing even more bike lanes along the 30th Avenue corridor from 58th Street E to Dr. MLK Jr. (9th) Street from now through May, 2018, as part of St. Petersburg’s CityTrails Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan.
This 4.75 mile development will help connect bicyclists to both the Pinellas Trail and North Bay Trail when completed by next spring.
The overall plan includes minor widening to the roadway, minor drainage improvements, resetting and raising of granite curbs, resurfacing and sidewalk expansion. The $3.1 million dollar project is primarily funded by a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant. While a “ceremonial groundbreaking” is scheduled for September 12, the work has already commenced.
PS – The location and date for Open Streets St. Pete 2017 has been announced, too!