Tampa Convention Center Sunset Part 2

City of Tampa Launches a Pilot Sidewalk and Variable-Message Sign Public Messaging Campaign with Public Art Project Designed for Social Distancing Safety Awareness

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The City is Tampa is launching a pilot public messaging campaign reminding people to practice social distancing in high-density public pedestrian right-of-ways. The messages will reflect the stay calm, stay kind, and stay safe theme, these messages will be painted on city sidewalks and trails using a temporary spray chalk. Variable-Message Signs will also be placed along Bayshore Boulevard, the Riverwalk, on Howard Avenue, and on New Tampa Boulevard. While people can still take a walk, ride a bike, hike, jog and be in nature for exercise, the City wants to remind everyone to just keep at least six (6) feet between others in the community.


Messages thanking our health heroes: our doctors, nurses, and all medical staff, will also be spray painted in front of City hospitals.


The sidewalk messaging will begin as a pilot at 7 am on Saturday, April 4th in the following locations:

  • Bayshore Boulevard & Knights Avenue
  • Bayshore Boulevard & Waverly Avenue
  • Bayshore Boulevard & El Prado Boulevard
  • Bayshore Boulevard & W Santiago Street
  • Bayshore Boulevard, north of Bay to Bay Boulevard
  • Bayshore Boulevard, south of Howard Avenue
  • Bayshore Boulevard, north of Howard Avenue
  • Bayshore Boulevard & Rome Avenue
  • Bayshore Boulevard & Oregon Avenue
  • Bayshore Boulevard & Newport Avenue
  • Bayshore Boulevard & Edison Avenue
  • Bayshore Boulevard, south of Inman Avenue
  • Bayshore Boulevard, south of Swann Avenue
  • Columbia Drive sidewalk in front of Tampa General Hospital
  • Swann Avenue sidewalk in front of Memorial Hospital
  • Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard sidewalk in front of St. Joseph’s Hospital


The Variable-Message Signs will be put in place on Friday, April 3rd in the following locations:

  • Bayshore Boulevard & Stovall Street
  • Bayshore Boulevard & Rubideaux Street
  • Bayshore Boulevard & De Soto Avenue
  • Bayshore Boulevard & Orleans Avenue
  • Bayshore Boulevard & Inman Avenue
  • Riverwalk near the Convention Center
  • River Walk near Curtis Hixon Park
  • River Walk near Water Works Park
  • Howard Avenue, north of Morrison Avenue
  • New Tampa Boulevard


For more information, visit contact Danni Jorgenson at (813) 417-0218 or danni.jorgenson@tampagov.net