Tampa is known for its Bayshore Boulevard – a 4.5 mile uninterrupted sidewalk used by joggers, cyclists and walkers alike. But soon, Bayshore may have competition from the downtown Riverwalk.
It has taken 40 years and six mayors. Yet, by Thanksgiving 2014, Tampa’s downtown waterfront will be wrapped by a 2-mile continuous walkway.
Tampa’s Riverwalk was first conceived in the 1970s. It was a wooden, pier-like walk funded by people buying planks inscribed with their names.