It's official: The U.S. DOT declares every transportation agency needs to integrate walking and bicycling into their transportation systems.
The policy -- "The DOT policy is to incorporate safe and convenient walking and bicycling facilities into transportation projects. Every transportation agency, including DOT, has the responsibility to improve conditions and opportunities for walking and bicycling and to integrate walking and bicycling into their transportation systems. Because of the numerous individual and community benefits that walking and bicycling provide — including health, safety, environmental, transportation, and quality of life — transportation agencies are encouraged to go beyond minimum standards to provide safe and convenient facilities for these modes."
Tampa, that means not doing bike lanes like this on Cross Creek Blvd.