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Philip Levine: State should identify, protect pedestrian terrorism targets

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Faced with the growing worldwide trend of terrorists using vehicles to mow down pedestrians, Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine is asking Gov. Rick Scott to identify and help protect high-volume pedestrian corridors in Florida’s cities and towns.

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Tampa’s vehicles will soon be able to talk to each other

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Buses, streetcars and private vehicles in Tampa will soon be able to talk to each other. Officials said last week that Tampa is one of three places selected for a pilot program that allows vehicles to communicate with each other, as well as with traffic signals, crosswalks and pedestrians. The other places are New York City and Wyoming. It will start later this year. Vehicles participating in the program will have antennas and radio communication devices that allow them to…

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St. Pete City Council agrees to hire consultant to help develop ‘complete streets’

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St. Petersburg City Council members unanimously voted Thursday to spend up to $194,700 for consultants Kimley-Horn and Associates to help develop the complete streets program. Among Kimley-Horn’s duties will be to provide design guidance in developing St. Petersburg’s complete streets program and to update the city trails master plan. Council members adopted the concept of complete streets last year. “Complete streets” is a design concept that requires roads to be designed with an eye to safety and to ease of…

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City sues, but Christmas light show goes on in South Florida

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A South Florida city is suing to shut down a massive annual Christmas display in a South Florida couple’s front yard. But with the lawsuit stalled in the legal system, the light show in a Plantation suburb will go on this holiday season. The Sun Sentinel reports the city has declared the Kathy and Mark Hyatt‘s display a nuisance since it draws hundreds of people each night. A hearing was postponed during the summer and hasn’t been rescheduled. So, for…

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