Congratulations to Bob Frey for his Vision Zero Award Win!

This week, our Director of Innovation and Planning, Bob Frey, was recognized at the 2022 Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit (GCSSS) as a leader in helping the city reach its Vision Zero goals. Under Bob’s leadership, every THEA project has the direction to go above and beyond the standard walkability and pedestrian safety guidelines. For his outstanding efforts with his Vision Zero projects, Bob has won the “Bob the Builder” award at the GCSSS. 

The GCSSS recognizes community leaders, elected officials, and/or local activists committed to improving pedestrian road safety. Bob has significantly impacted our Tampa community with improvement projects on our THEA properties that make walking, biking, and commuting safer for all. 

Meridian Avenue and Twiggs Street

Improvements to Meridian Avenue have been an immense contributor to the success of the Channelside neighborhood. On Meridian Avenue, you will find enhanced high-visibility crosswalks, pedestrian refuge islands, raised medians, landscaping, an extra-wide 15-foot shared-use path/sidewalk, and upgraded pedestrian lighting for safer night walks to local businesses and parks.

Our project at Twiggs Street in downtown Tampa included extended sidewalks to improve walking and biking safety for pedestrians, pedestrian countdown heads at every signalized crosswalk, protected right-turn phasing, expanded signage to warn drivers of pedestrians, along with high-visibility striped crosswalks and also patterned pavement crosswalks to further increase visibility.

Brandon Parkway and Selmon Greenway

The Brandon Parkway and the Selmon Greenway both feature high-visibility crosswalks and safe connections to popular destinations. Soon, the Selmon Greenway will expand with more connection opportunities under Bob’s leadership and coordination to enhance multi-modal travel in the region.

Thank you for the recognition of this well-earned honor! We appreciate Bob’s leadership and efforts to include Vision Zero priorities in our projects. Safer communities are the goal!