City Expands Bike Trails Along 30th Avenue

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If you’re a two-wheel enthusiast, St. Pete is the place to be. In addition to Coast Bikes and bike paths, the city supports bicyclists and pedestrians with dozens of projects– From the Pinellas Trail to the Preservation Society’s bike tours, it’s a bicyclist’s world in the Sunshine City.

Work Continues on 30th Avenue Bike Trails: Started in August 2017, work continues on installing bike lanes along the 30th Avenue corridor from 58th Street east to Dr. MLK Jr. (Ninth) Street through May, 2018 as part of St. Petersburg’s CityTrails Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan. This 4.75 mile development will connect bicyclists to both the Pinellas Trail and North Bay Trail when completed this 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. The project work started at the west end of the project and is working its way to the east end of the project.

(Photos courtesy of City of St. Petersburg)

Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal.