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Tampa city leaders to hear new ways to reduce speeding on Bayshore Boulevard

TAMPA, Fla. — There is a renewed effort to stop speeding and deadly crashes on Bayshore Boulevard.

In a report city leaders will receive on Thursday, September 3, ABC Action News has learned the Tampa Police Department’s Traffic Unit has spent more than 400 extra hours patrolling Bayshore Boulevard looking for speeders and issuing citations.

This is all in addition to new road upgrades, such as reducing the width of lanes to slow cars, adding more pedestrian crossings and new bike lane barriers and posts.

Drivers also may have already seen new traffic signals at Bayshore and Rome, and Bayshore and Euclid Avenue.

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There is a traffic signal at Bayshore Blvd. and Euclid Ave. in Tampa.

In addition, within the next year, the City of Tampa is planning on purchasing a street sweeper to ensure bike lanes and road shoulders are clean for pedestrians and cyclists.

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A new street sweeper is designed to keep Bayshore Blvd. clear for those who walk and bike.

Transportation leaders are also adding 114 new pedestrian push button signs, all to be installed before the end of the year.

This all comes as city leaders say they are also considering removing one lane of Bayshore Boulevard in each direction.

They say that has the potential to shift more than three thousand more trips onto the Selmon Expressway.

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