Tampa is known for it's drivers . . . and their "creative" driving. Pedestrians are just as likely to be roadkill her as raccoons. If you are visiting Tampa, make sure that you're extra careful crossing the streets.
Transportation problem. Unfortunately there is almost no public transportation in Tampa. For those who drive a car: be careful, there are lots of old people in Florida, especially Tampa Bay, and they can't concentrate any longer... It is very dangerous to cycle or walk on Tampa streets. I recommend using sidewalks instead.