St. Petersburg, FL: City continues work on road diet along Martin Luther King Street North

Big changes could be coming to more than a dozen St Pete streets. The city hopes by adding bike lanes, decreasing driving lanes and reducing some speed limits, it will cut down on the number of walkers and bikers getting hit by cars.

Tuesday afternoon St. Pete crews started building five new crosswalks along Martin Luther King Street N. It’s the same street where the city eliminated one lane of traffic and added a wide bike lane.