Tennessee Street/US 90 Traffic Mobility and Alternatives Study

The Tennessee Street/U.S. 90 corridor is a vital east-west corridor which dissects the City of
Tallahassee through the downtown area. It is a critical corridor for many transportation modes. For
autos and trucks, it serves as a high traffic volume designated U.S. highway. The corridor also serves
the downtown area and cuts through the Florida State University (FSU) Main Campus. These land uses
foster high pedestrian and bicycle use, as well as needs for student parking. In addition, since the
corridor provides important linkages to the downtown area and access to major generators and
attractions, it also serves as a major corridor for transit. With many competing transportation modes
utilizing the Tennessee Street/U.S. 90 corridor, it is not surprising that it is an important corridor to
the local community and the region as a whole and has been extensively studied.

The Tennessee Street/U.S. 90 corridor between Ocala Road and Monroe Street in Tallahassee has been
experiencing high incidents of pedestrian and bicycle crashes over the last few years. In 2011, a Road
Safety Assessment (RSA) was conducted by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District
3 to review the corridor for immediate safety enhancements for pedestrians and bicycles and possible
long term improvements to incorporate into a resurfacing project recently initiated within the study
limits. The RSA identified operational- and safety-related issues related to recorded crash experience
or observation of operational conditions in the field. Special emphasis was placed on pedestrian and
bicycle issues. It was indicated in the RSA that some suggestions presented in the report may warrant
further study before a decision is made by FDOT whether to implement the suggestions based on
operational considerations.

Tennessee Street/US 90 Traffic Mobility and Alternatives Study