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People living in Tampa's University area want more sidewalks, lighting and transportation

University Area Community Center
University CDC
Posted at 3:28 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 06:33:01-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The University Area CDC just collected results of a student from residents showing there's still a great need for more sidewalks, lighting and public transportation.

Officials conducted the survey to get a feel for what people in the area think is important and what's needed in the community.

"We found we have a 9% homeownership rate and that one of the biggest needs in the community is sidewalks and lighting in order to improve our community safety," said Sarah Combs, University Area CDC CEO.

Some feedback includes bringing the HART bus back to 22nd Street, crosswalk enforcement, and more rent-to-own programs.

Nine percent of people living in the University area own their own homes while nearly 65% of people who live in neighborhood actually work outside the area.

To read more about the survey, click here.