Mobility Market

On February 19, 2010, The Urban Charrette, in coordination with the Tampa Downtown Market hosted a special transportation event called the Mobility Market, which included a Complete Streets demonstration on a portion of Madison Street in Downtown Tampa.

The event allowed for downtown residents and commuters alike to experience the difference that thoughtful street design can make to the urban environment. The Urban Charrette, with help from partners and sponsors, temporarily turned Madison Street into a complete street (for a good definition, visit www.completestreets.org), with bike lanes, landscape islands, reverse angle parking, and an electric car charging station.

The demonstration included exhibits by a number of local organizations and private companies including the following:

  • City of Tampa
  • Tampa Downtown Partnership
  • Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • The Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission
  • Hillsborough Area Regional Transit
  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
  • Bay Area Commuter Services
  • Tampa  Bay Area Regional Transit Authority
  • Tampa Bay Cycle
  • HOK Architects
  • Valley Crest
  • Nova Charge
  • We Car
  • Each agency/organization set up exhibits or “storefronts” to engage with the public and to disseminate information about their organization and current projects.   The event educated and informed all those who visited about the possibilities of alternative approaches to roadway design.

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    Download the Mobility Market Project Info Sheet (PDF)