TAMPA, Fla. — This weekend's double fatal crash on Bayshore Boulevard is rekindling neighborhood conversations about the city stepping up safety efforts.
- Renewed calls for more safety on Bayshore Blvd.
- 2 killed after motorcycle collides with bicyclist
- Crash happened on Bayshore Blvd in Tampa saturday morning
- Officials have not released names of those involved
Two people were killed Saturday in a Bayshore crash near Rome Avenue that involved a motorcycle and a bicyclist.
Police said three motorcycles were headed northbound when a bicyclist attempted to cross the roadway at a cross walk near Rome Ave.
One of the motorcyclists struck a bicyclist and crashed.
The motorcyclist, in their 30s, died at the scene. The bicyclist, in their 50s, was transported to a nearby hospital and later died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Witnesses said the motorcyclist was speeding.
The crash is the latest in a string of deadly collisions on the scenic thoroughfare.
In 2018, a woman and her 21-month-old daughter were killed when they were struck crossing the street. Following that crash, the city did lower the speed limit to 35 miles per hour - down from 40.
But residents in the area say that move did little to improve safety.
"It doesn't matter what speed limit you put out there," said neighborhood resident Alexander Endleman. "There needs to be a physical separation of traffic and pedestrians."
Tampa Mayor Jane Castor released a statement on Saturday calling on residents to take personal responsibility while on the road and also directed police to slow reckless driving on Bayshore.
"I have directed our Chief of Police (Brian Dugan) to launch a citywide enforcement to crack down on speeding and dangerous driving behavior."