More than any other element of the Tyndall AFB rebuild, the mobility network will foster connections
opportunities within the different rebuild packages to find cost saving synergies. In addition to
connections, the integrated mobility framework must unite the various master plan components and
relationships for the vertical development.
The components of this plan must be designed and coordinated using a “systems thinking”
approach.This holistic approach will yield improved plan organization and function without necessarily adding
cost to short-term reconstruction efforts.
Proper integrated mobility planning, design, and implementation requires a holistic look at all modes
transportation both on base and regionally. To achieve the vision set forth by the rebuild program,
across the entire peninsula must be considered. Any plans or investments in mobility must be developed
alignment with the guiding principles.
When evaluating concept feasibility for mobility plans and designs special consideration will be
given to the
site constraints. Numerous environmental, cultural, and flooding constraints can impact everything
large-scale alignments to small-scale design solutions. Considering these constraints early and often
contribute to smart, sustainable, and cost- effective implementation solutions. The large number of
county-wide rebuild activities offer major opportunities to bolster regional connections by
redevelopment using coordinated mobility strategies. Some of these major redevelopment opportunities
the following projects.
Sabre Housing and Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) Integration
There is a plan to
housing within the Sabre District and a potential EUL development that would both require integrated
solutions to connect back to the installation.
City of Parker East Gateway Redevelopment Project
North of the Dupont Bridge,
regional developments are being planned or considered. Tyndall AFB will be an active stakeholder and
participant in these discussions to foster improved connections that will yield better mobility
activities for personnel and visitors to the base.
In addition to redevelopment activities nearby, there are opportunities for Tyndall AFB to become an
partner in improving regional mobility connections.
New Dupont Bridge
A replacement for the Dupont Bridge is being planned and
The anticipated start of construction is 2024. The new bridge will include pedestrian and bicycle
not currently provided for in the existing bridge.
Regional Bike-Ped Plans
SUN Trails and Bay County have plans governing regional
connections to support Tyndall AFB in growing its connectivity for recreation and commuting on the
Bike Connections on Existing Streets
Ammo, Drone, and Silver Flag are three of
remote districts for non-POV mobility. There are opportunities to safely and cost-effectively
bicycle connections to these and all districts using existing streets with shared-lane markings and a
Morale, Wellness, and Recreation (MWR)
Along with the mission and commuting
connectivity there are opportunities to establish an expansive MWR program providing access to the
natural resources of the Tyndall peninsula, such as Shell Island and Buck Beach.
Most of the trips within the installation start and end in two districts – Support and Flightline.
Relatively speaking, the greatest opportunities to make an immediate and lasting impact to integrated mobility
for the Tyndall Community will be in this central area of the base. Furthermore, within these two districts ,
plans and designs will refer to the National Association of Transportation Officials (NACTO) Urban Street
Design Guide and Urban Bikeway Design Guide for best practices relative to the alternative
mobility features of the integrated mobility framework. The primary integrated mobility connection
opportunities in these districts include the key features and considerations
The Multi-Modal Spine
The Multi-Modal Spine links these two districts from the
intersection of Beacon Beach Road and Suwannee Avenue in the west of the Support District to both ends of the
Flightline District. In addition to pedestrians, the Multi-Modal Spine accommodates bicycles, PRT/maintenance
vehicles, as well as a future AV system, that could quickly and efficiently allow Airmen to traverse the
Support District and connect to the Flightline District. As future growth opportunities are identified,
parcels along the spine will be the first choice for dense, urban campus development to occur.
Existing Mobility Facilities
Whether it’s the existing streets or certain
sidewalks, it is important to consider maintaining and/or repurpose existing, quality pavement where possible
to minimize costs while increasing overall connectivity.
Tyndall AFB’s streets must be planned and designed in accordance with the
guiding principles and follow the code guidelines established within the
Tyndall AFB Installation
Facilities Standards (IFS). In neighborhood or mixed-use areas, streets will be designed to Complete
Coordinated Parking Strategy
Parking areas can significantly diminish walkability on
base if they are oversupplied or are not coordinated to enhance (and not dilute) the Bike-Ped network. Parking
is to be shared between buildings and directly connected to surrounding sidewalks and paths.
Bike Share Programs
The ability for base personnel to access a bike-share program will
support non-POV mobility and contribute to the vision of an urban campus environment. Bike share hubs will be
considered for the primary trip generators and destinations.
More information on recommended mobility elements and typologies are provided in Section C, Site