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3 Florida Cities Named Least Walkable in America

Orlando is considered the worst in the nation, but Tampa came in a close third.

Tampa ranks No. 3 as the worst metro area for pedestrians. Do you agree? Patch File Photo
Tampa ranks No. 3 as the worst metro area for pedestrians. Do you agree? Patch File Photo

A new  study by George Washington University’s School of Business reveals what many Tampa residents already know: our metro area isn’t very pedestrian friendly.

Tampa ranked No. 3 among the nation’s least walkable cities in the report “Foot Traffic Ahead,” according to Bay News 9.  The study considered such things as population, the amount of retail and office space and the number of pedestrian friendly “walkup” areas. Orlando was named the worst area in the country and Miami ranked eighth.

The most pedestrian-friendly locations are Washington, D.C., New York and Boston, the report concluded.

Tampa is also one of the nation’s deadliest cities for pedestrians. The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ranked the second most dangerous in the country in a report issued by the National Complete Streets Coalition in May 2014, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

What would you do to make the Tampa Bay area more pedestrian friendly? Tell us by commenting below!

Richard Philip Blommaert June 23, 2014 at 07:26 AM
Duh! Sidewalks and pedestrian malls!
George Riggle June 24, 2014 at 06:54 AM
get rid of all the stupid niggas
Jeff Redding July 13, 2014 at 06:42 PM
I am a vision impaired vet who has been fighting to get 72 lamp posts relocated from the center of the sidewalk. The FDOT and Florida State does not care anything about Pedestrians. Pedestrians are just poor people who should die.
wm c barker July 19, 2014 at 07:47 AM
scared to walk anytime, anywhere. hit & run usually get away with murder, nobody cares
Nettle Greenman July 19, 2014 at 11:35 AM
Sidewalks, bike lanes..and a study on why drivers seem to be so bad at driving here.

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