Walkability and connectivity are increasingly important attractors for major metropolitan areas. Tampa Bay’s existing infrastructure still heavily relies on streets and cars to help move residents and visitors to their destinations. South Florida leads in Walkability at 54.18%, and our region continues to rank 11th out of 20 with 9.54% of residents living in neighborhoods earning a walkability score of 70 or higher.
The value of Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatalities per 100,000 Residents has increased from 4.38 to 5.58, and our ranking has fallen to last place. This is in contrast to the U.S. average performance, which shrank from 2.25 fatalities per 100,000 residents to 1.62.
There were no data updates for Pavement Condition so the numbers reflected represent the 2020 data set: 71.86% of the region’s roadways are in good or fair condition, over 20% better than the U.S. Average.