Southwest Area Transportation Plan (SATP)

INTRODUCTION

The Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA) and Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency (BP) have partnered to conduct the Southwest Area Transportation Plan (SATP).  This Plan will assess several corridors in Southwest Tallahassee/Leon County to develop a coordinated transportation/land use plan that addresses future mobility needs and supports future development in a form that is consistent to the vision of surrounding communities.  The four corridors being assessed in the SATP include:

1.  Orange Avenue – Monroe Street to Capital Circle, Southwest
2.  Lake Bradford Road (North) – Stadium Drive to Orange Avenue
3.  Lake Bradford Road (South) – Orange Avenue to Capital Circle, Southwest
4.  Springhill Road – Lake Bradford Road (North) to Capital Circle, Southwest

A map of the area can be viewed here.

PROJECT BACKGROUND

  1. Began planning study in October 2017.
  2. Data Collection and Analysis related to:
  • Traffic Counts
  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Facilities
  • Environmental
  • Crash and Safety Data
  • Land Use
  • Transit

PROJECT CONSIDERATIONS

Blueprint Airport Gateway Project

  • Intergovernmental Agency approved amendment in March of 2018.
  • Blueprint dedicated funds to South Lake Bradford Road, Springhill Road, Orange Avenue and the new Florida State University Road.

Florida Department of Transportation – Project Development and Environment Study

  • Began the PD&E Study for Orange Avenue (CCSW to Monroe Street) in October 2018.
  • Anticipated completion in mid- 2020.

Public Outreach (to date – November 2018)

  • 12 Stakeholder Meetings
  • 4 Neighborhood Meetings
  • 2 District Forums (June 2018 and September 2018)
  • Upcoming District Forum Meetings for Springhill Road and South Lake Bradford Road in January 2019)

Stakeholder Feedback – What we’ve heard so far

  • Student crossing areas should be improved.
  • School bus access must be maintained.
  • Transit headway, signage, and shelter improvements needed within the project area.
  • Pedestrian and bicycle improvements are necessary to connect neighborhoods
    and businesses.
  • Wayfinding signage is needed.
  • Major improvements are planned for Innovation Park.
  • Lighting, landscaping, and trash receptacles will improve the character of the area.
  • Children are typically unaccompanied on neighborhood streets.
  • Access to businesses and curb cuts should be maintained.
  • Neighborhood connectivity is paramount.
  • StarMetro access concerns for users near N Lake Bradford Rd between Stuckey and Levy Ave.
  • Sidewalks, bike lanes, and trails are needed throughout project the area.
  • Traffic concerns and widening requested for Orange Ave.
  • Traffic noise can be a major concern.
  • Traffic calming methods should be considered to reduce speeds in neighborhoods.

The feedback that we have received is mapped here.

Check back for project updates and  opportunities for citizen participation.