Thanks in part to DOT's TIGER program, Lee County, Florida, is on the brink of transformation.
Twenty-two percent of recent roadway crashes in Lee County involve injuries or fatalities to pedestrians or bicyclists. That is more than twice the national average. Last spring, then-Secretary LaHood went to Tampa to host a summit on improving bike and pedestrian safety. He vowed to work with nearby Lee County to help reduce those numbers.
So I’m proud to announce that DOT is providing a $10.4 million TIGER grant to complete a safe, integrated bike and pedestrian network in Lee County. With this grant to Lee County, we’re addressing one of our top priorities – safety.