City of Largo, Florida
Moving Largo is a mobility campaign designed by the City of Largo to promote the various transportation initiatives that are upcoming or currently underway. Through innovative programs and planning efforts, the City is working to expand transportation options for members of the community and encourage walking, biking, and other forms of transit. This work is intended to move Largo towards a safer, healthier, and more sustainable future.
The City of Largo's Strategic Plan calls for a network of Community Streets throughout the City to connect local destinations. Community Streets are designed to encourage bicycle and pedestrian activity. The update to the Strategic Plan will feature a defined multimodal transportation plan. As part of implementation of the Strategic Plan, the City is currently developing the City of Largo Multimodal Plan. This plan will provide an evaluation of the existing multimodal level-of-service, establish consistent multimodal design standards and develop a phased implementation schedule for future network improvements.
The West Bay Drive Trail Head Project will connect the Pinellas Trail with the Downtown Largo neighborhoods and commercial center. The project is intended to add seven (7) access points to the study area. In addition to the access, the capital improvement project will provide landscaping and amenities to areas in and around the Pinellas Trail and West Bay Drive. Concept design for the project is underway with construction on the project to begin in FY 2015-2016.
In July 2009, the City Commission adopted a Citywide Sidewalk Master Plan, which outlines goals, priorities, and policies regarding location, selection, and construction standards for installation of a citywide sidewalk network. The plan includes a detailed methodology to identify future sidewalk installation. The methodology provides a basis for proactive selection of sidewalk expansion projects based on Strategic Plan principles and public safety. As part of the update to the Strategic Plan, the Sidewalk Master Plan Map was incorporated into the City of Largo Multimodal Plan Map in order to create a comprehensive, integrated planning tool to guide multimodal investments across the City.
As part of implementation of the Strategic Plan, the City of Largo is developing an Urban Trails Master Plan with design standards for trail construction and a phased implementation program. The Plan will be based on community goals and priorities and will be coordinated with plans for the regional trail network (Pinellas Trail and Progress Energy Trail). The Citywide Urban Trail network will be designed to connect neighborhoods to local parks, shopping destinations, schools, and recreational opportunities. The Trails Master Plan will be coordinated with the City's Community Street network in order to create a comprehensive transportation network for pedestrians and bicyclists.
In February 2011, the Largo City Commission adopted the Downtown Largo Multimodal Plan. The plan designates the Community Redevelopment Districts (the city's historic downtown area) as a Multimodal Transportation District (MMTD). The plan includes strategies for creating a complete bicycle and pedestrian network throughout the area, connecting the network to transit services, and establishing land use and land development regulations to support a walkable environment. More...
A Walking School Bus is a group of children walking to school with one or more adults. That may sound simple, and that is part of the appeal. It can be as informal as two families taking turns walking their children to school or as structured as a planned route with meeting points, a timetable and a schedule of trained volunteers. Visit the Walking School Bus web page to download a Walking School Bus Toolkit. More...
The City of Largo is working to create a transportation network that is safe and efficient, as well as supportive of transit. Through implementation of the Strategic Plan, we are compiling land development and street design strategies to create quality urban environments where people want to live, work, shop, and play. In 2010, the Largo City Commission adopted Activity Center Urban Design Guidelines in support of this initiative. Currently, the City is preparing amendments to the Comprehensive Plan to establish a Multimodal Activity Center designation.
The City of Largo's mobility projects are planned and implemented in the context of County, Regional, and State transportation plans. The City participates in the planning efforts of Pinellas County's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA), the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA), and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
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