Narrow lanes will slow traffic and bring more attention to local business, St. Pete Beach Public Services Director Steve Hallock said. It will also, he added, make the area safer for pedestrians.
“This is, quote-unquote, right out of the comp plan,” Mr. Hallock said. The changes, which will impact Blind Pass road from Gulf Boulevard to 73rd Avenue, include the following:
• Multi-modal: new six-foot wide sidewalks
• Bicycle-friendly streets
• Narrower streets to slow traffic
• Enhanced existing lighting
• Upgraded landscaping
• New drainage systems under Blind Pass Road
Construction would start early next year. The commission included these improvements in its budget.