If you’ve driven around Tampa, Florida, at any point, you’ve probably realized that traffic can be a bit less than savory, especially during rush hour or on weekends. Unfortunately, traffic in Tampa is expected to get even worse in the coming years.
If you’re wondering what exactly causes Tampa traffic to be this horrible, there are a few reasons.
1. Tampa is Growing
Tampa has been listed as one of the fastest growing U.S. metro areas by Forbes, and this growth has had a noticeable effect on traffic. While economic development in our city is fantastic and leads to numerous benefits for residents, it can sure make driving around the city a pain.
Along with economic growth comes increasing building and construction, and that can aggravate the problem of more traffic. In the specific case of new apartment buildings, bringing more people into the city without expanding roadways also poses a problem.
3. Tampa’s Geography
Because of the numerous business districts within Tampa, traffic can tend to backup quickly in many areas of the city. Additionally, the geography of the city can also cause bottlenecking. For example, the bay between St. Pete and Tampa only has a few ways to cross, so at the end of a busy workday it can quickly turn into a problem.
To read more about the issues facing the Tampa area, check out our blog. If you’ve been involved in a traffic accident in Tampa, don’t leave your compensation to chance. Contact the team at Lorenzo & Lorenzo for a free consultation and see how we can help.