Mobility Placemaking: Implementing Urban Mobility Trails

What You'll Learn

  • Learn how the concept of mobility as placemaking can be intertwined in early-planning processes.
  • Explore various design components that can contribute to and reinforce an area's sense of place in a mobility context, and how to overcome challenges of urban trail design.
  • Gain an understanding of how economic development can be supported through aspects of mobility as placemaking.

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Urban trails and linear parks are increasingly being constructed, but challenges can include funding and contextual continuity.

In Tampa's central business district, the Lee Roy Selmon Greenway and Tampa Riverwalk are examples of trails and linear parks that have succeeded in providing alternative mobility options while contributing to a vibrant economic downtown that is experiencing a renaissance. Through a cooperative planning and development process, public and private stakeholders shaped mobility options for residents and workers, with agencies cooperatively driving the projects to success.

The Greenway and Riverwalk offer users separated corridors for bicyclists and pedestrians to safely access destinations. These corridors have supported diverse transportation choices and have enhanced the community sense of place. These public spaces have incorporated pocket parks, dog parks, public artwork, and educational features.

Learn how key project aspects integrated a sense of place into a mobility option. Speakers share experiences, challenges, and insights on the park planning and implementation and the economic benefits.