St. Pete​​​​​​​

Citizens Against

Lane-Loss + Parking-Loss

"Back To The Drawing Board​​​​​​​​​​​​​​"

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March 28 9:00 am  Rm 100 
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We are FOR:

City Council having a VOTE in Lane-Loss + Parking Loss


Bicycle/Ped. Safety, Bike Paths, Bike Lanes that DO NOT cause vehicle lanes loss or parking.


Keeping Vehicle Travel Lanes and Healthy Traffic Flow in our fast growing robust St. Pete.


Keeping Parking Places in fast growing city.

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​​​​​​​Healthy, Non-Loss ways to create Bicycle/Pedestrian travel.


REFERENDUM on Complete Streets and BRT so Citizens VOTE.


We are AGAINST:

72 MILES of Lane-Loss​​​​​​​


​​​​​​​“The reason Lincoln Property left Tampa:​​​​​​​

Tampa lost its view and vision of the car."

Scott Stahley,Executive VP of Lincoln Property Co. Helped develop failed Harbour Island. ​​​​​​​

https://stpetecatalyst.com/st-pete-office-construction-nears-inflection-point/​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

KEEPING Vehicle Flow + Parking is ESSENTIAL!

Example: 50 + 35 story buildings planned downtown create 525 Condos (start at $1 Million) + 200 Hotel Rooms + multiple retail stores. “ONE” just opened with 276 Condos + 175 Hotel Rooms, plus retail stores.


800+ NEW Condos + 375 Hotel Rooms + Multiple Stores bring thousands of high-level people and employees who want to move about in vehicles rather than bike, bus, or walk in heat, cold, rain and wind.


ALL St. Pete arterial roads have growing numbers of vehicles every year.


Concept for 1st Ave N and S

History: 4 Lanes

Lane~Loss to 3 Lanes, with Parking each side NOW Lane~Loss to 2 lanes

TOTAL Parking~Loss

NOT initiated by Council

NOT initiated by Citizen Referendum

The REALITIES

  • WIDE Right of Ways allow Bike Paths off the street.
  • Street Lanes only when needed, NO Lane~Loss or Parking Loss.
  • Creative alternate routes on residential streets, like 7th St N and 1st St N.
  • 26% Accidents: “a” factor was speed. NHSTA
  • 74% Accidents: speed not a factor.
  • CONGESTION is the biggest factor.
  • SAFETY is primary goal, more so than speed.
  • LOS – Level of Service – Time for vehicle to get from A to B.
  • Neighborhoods and Citizens favor “Back to the Drawing Board.”
  • City Council has no authority and no vote over Transportation Dept.!! Can only “Discuss.”
  • CS and BRT “pet projects” of Mayor. ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​

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  • Transportation Dept. “Sales Presentation” – Cherry Pick Data - How It Is – without working with Neighborhood Associations.
  • Walter Fuller Park “Bike Path” 12’ wide to Pinellas Trail is Positive Example (after threat of lawsuit). Save 23 Oak Trees, keep out of Park, multiple creative ideas.
  • County Positive Plan for Lealman's 54th Ave. N.                                                                                  4 Alternative Plans.    Bike Lanes = highest accident rating.     http://www.pinellascounty.org/plan/Linking%20Lealman/pdf/54th_ave_concept_plan_report.pdf​​​​​​​
  • “Imaginary Bicyclists” ~ Infinitely small compared to vehicle trips

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​​​​​​​ARTICLE sent by City Council Member


Is Bike-Lane Fever Breaking?

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​​​​​​​ARTICLE sent by 2nd City Council Member

Albuquerque’s BRT $133-million (10 miles) electric bus system is going nowhere fast

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