To provide safe and reliable mobility to, from, and within Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB) all
transportation elements must work together as a cohesive system. Oneof the
guiding principles for creating the “Installation of the Future” at
TyndallAFB is to encourage alternatives to privately owned vehicle (POV) travel
for short trips within the base. As with any system, its effectiveness is limited by its weakest
element. A balanced mobility system must encompass all modes of transportation both within and around
For Tyndall AFB, the integrated mobility system includes the following elements:
Regional access between Tyndall AFB and the neighboring communities via U.S. Highway 98 (US 98)
US 98 interchanges and intersections that facilitate access to Tyndall AFB
Entry Control Facilities that provide base security and access for personnel, commercial
deliveries, and visitors
Hierarchy of Complete Streets for efficient and safe travel for all modes, and direct access to
base parking areas and buildings
Hierarchy of intersections to allow efficient and safe movement for all modes
Multi-Modal Spine to encourage alternative transportation, largely separated from POV traffic, and
providing convenient access and mobility for all modes (bicycle, pedestrian, and driver-operated or
autonomous vehicle [AV] shuttles) between residential and mission areas on base
Driveways that are strategically spaced based on good access management principles to balance
convenience and safety
Shared parking areas located and connected to maximize the use of parking, while minimizing unused
When well-planned and designed, the above elements provide safe and reliable mobility for the entire
A primary outcome of the integrated mobility plan is to contribute to a walkable, healthy Tyndall
Community with less reliance on automobiles. This vision of a walkable and healthy installation
is justified through the current rebuild master plan and the Defense Department Form 1391 packages
that govern the reconstruction efforts. A main organizing element for the pedestrian circulation plan
is a central Multi-Modal Spine, stretching across the majority of the Support and Flightline
Districts. This tree-lined spine, in combination with a coherent, connected bikeway and pedestrian
network, provides safe efficient routes for the base population to travel between the dormitories,
Community Common, recreational amenities, base mission areas, and medical facilities. The result
reduces the reliance on using POVs for common errands.
Federal facilities and military installations such as Tyndall AFB must conform to a variety of
sources, and jurisdictions. The following guidance and compliance criteria apply to integrated
United States Code Title 10, Section 2864. Master plans for major
installations plans require the following characteristics relevant to mobility:
Plans Required.At a time interval prescribed by the Secretary
concerned (but not
less frequently than once every 10 years), the commander of each major military
installation under the jurisdiction of the Secretary shall ensure that an installation
is developed to address environmental planning, sustainable design and development, sustainable
planning, real property master planning, military installation resilience, and
To address the requirements under paragraph (1), each installation master plan shall include
planning for compact and infill development;
horizontal and vertical mixed-use development;
Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) 2-100-01, Installation Master
Planning. Tyndall AFB projects muct comply with the UFC.
of UFC 2-100-01 provides further definition and guidance relevant to integrated mobility. Pertinent
to integrated mobility planning are paraphased below:
2-2.6 Connected Transportation Networks. Planners will ensure
programming projects as appropriate) that uses within each district as well as the districts
are thoroughly connected by roads, sidewalks, and bikeways sized to support mission
connected network of streets is based on a modified grid pattern that affords multiple route
vehicles, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Air Force Instruction (AFI) 32-1015, Integrated Installation Planning. All
for Air Force installations must comply with the criteria set forth in the AFI. Pertinent sections to
integrated mobility planning are paraphased below:
6.4.5. Installation Development Plans must include Component Plans.
Component plans are topic specific installation-wide plans, which identify
management plans for the program or asset group. The Component Plans support the Installation
Development Plan by identifying areas or assets requiring investment, preservation, or special
management considerations. Individual program managers must maintain Component Plans in
program guidance to support the Integrated Installation Planning process. Component Plans
184.108.40.206. Transportation Network Plan
The federal installation guidance and instructions affecting transportation and mobility planning
set of unifying planning principles that optimize the coordination of the supportive planning
components of an
integrated mobility approach.
To realize the vision and achieve the goals and objectives of integrated mobility on Tyndall AFB, all
reconstruction and future projects will adhere to the following planning principles:
Build Safe, Universally Accessible Complete Streets. Throughout the base,
Streets,” as defined by the National Complete Streets Coalition. Streets, sidewalks, and
pathways will provide safe, accessible mobility options for all users, including pedestrians,
motorists, and transit riders of every age and every ability.
Orient Buildings to Streets and the Multi-Modal Spine. The organization and
of installation buildings to streets and a robust pedestrian/bicycle network and to each other
careful planning and design. This focus on supporting a truly multi-modal community reflects the
base’s commitment to integrated mobility.
Arrange Community Uses to Support Civic Activities. Mixing support, mission, and
residential uses encourages community interactions and fosters an increased sense of belonging for
Create a Coherent Fine-grained Pedestrian and Bike Network. Pedestrian and
is considered at all scales of the reconstruction and is networked to maximize clear, coherent
and instill resilience in the mobility system.
Screen and Place Parking Behind Buildings. Priority in site organization is given
streets and pedestrian facilities. Parking areas are placed behind buildings or screened from view.
Manage Local Climate Factors through Passive, Place-Based Design. Passive design
such as landscape or tensile structures are used to provide shelter and shade.
Address the Human Scale with Architecture and Landscape Details. Special detail
design emphasis are applied at the ground level where people interact with and experience the built
Numerous cost-saving and campus-forming synergies may be uncovered by integrating design efforts and
balancing these principles with programmatic requirements at the installation scale. For example, the
of a holistic planning approach are outlined Section B02, Coordinated Parking.
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 listed below.
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.
Streets 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
The installation-wide integrated mobility framework plan leverages regional investments in holistic mobility
and fosters connections through a range of mode typologies. These features are considered in reconstruction
activity and amplified for all future planning activities. Refer to Section C, Site Development
Criteria, for more information about the specific typologies and elements of the integrated
Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Connections On-base development will leverage state and
local investments and adhere to the intent and reflect the goals and objectives of regional mobility plan
Installation Streets Streets within Tyndall AFB have been planned and designed based
on the known mission elements within the base, and the resulting demand on those roads. All streets are to be
designed to accommodate all modes of transportation, with sidewalks and/or shared-use paths separated from the
motorized vehicle lanes by a landscape buffer and/or drainage swale. With US 98 serving as the principle
arterial through the base, the remainder of the streets function as local or collector streets, with design
elements congruent with their use, speeds, and anticipated volumes.
Sidewalks and shared-use paths are designed in accordance with guidelines from the American Association of
State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO). All streets and intersections are designed to provide Level
of Service D or better. For Tyndall AFB to have a higher level of resiliency the next time a significant storm
hits, traffic signals and other high-profile traffic control devices have been eliminated in favor of more
resilient choices (such as roundabouts and in-pavement lighting).
US 98 Bike Lanes and Sidewalks Bicycles travelling along US 98 currently use a striped
shoulder. In some areas, the shoulder includes pavement markings indicating its dedication to bicycle travel.
Florida Department of Transportation is implementing a program to provide for bicycle travel along US 98,
using shared-use paths separated from the US 98 vehicular lanes.
MWR –Coastal and Recreation Trails MWR will take advantage of Tyndall AFB’s
beautiful beaches, unique coastal features, and fire break trails to build a robust and varied trail network.
Directional signage and distance markers will be placed at trail heads and at regular intervals.
Most of the integrated mobility elements exist and/or are planned within the Flightline and Support
Districts. In addition to the installation-wide framework plan elements on the previous page, key features of
the system are listed below.
Multi-Modal Spine In order to provide a true alternative to POV travel within Tyndall
AFB, a Multi-Modal Spine is planned and designed. This Multi-Modal Spine provides an independent mobility
alternative to the street system, and includes:
An east-west spine connecting the majority of uses on the Support side of Tyndall AFB
A north-south spine connecting the Support and Flightline sides of Tyndall AFB, using the Louisiana
Avenue underpass at US 98
An east-west spine, aligned with the Utility Spine, serving multiple purposes including emergency access,
improved drainage and connecting the mission elements on the Flightline side of Tyndall AFB
10 shuttle stops serving the major origins and destinations at Tyndall AFB
The Multi-Modal Spine will initially be built with a 10-foot shared-use path for bicycles and pedestrians,
with an additional 22 feet of reserved width for future elements including a shuttle (with drivers or using
AVs) and additional pavement for increased pedestrian or bicycle capacity.
Fine-grained Path Network The fine-grained bike and pedestrian network is important to
connect the spine to all corners of the rebuild program and beyond. This network includes multi-use pathways,
shared-use pathways, primary walkways, sidewalks, and trails. Refer to Section C, Site Development
Criteria for the description of these facilities and supporting components.
Exhibit B02-6 lists recommended interventions to ensure the sidewalks, pathways, and trail components support
a walkable and bikeable installation – a critical aspect of the vision set forth for the Tyndall AFB
rebuild program. These interventions include policy, program, and project recommendations. Considering the
rebuild is step one of the long-term transformation of Tyndall AFB, it is important for the rebuild
designs and plans to coordinate with future policy, program, and project opportunities.
In Section C, Site Development Criteria, detailed typologies and element guidelines are
provided for the various components of the pedestrian and bicycle mobility network. This system is one part of
the larger integrated mobility framework. Each aspect of the master plan needs to be carefully considered and
orchestrated to support the mobility goals set forth by the current master plan, the IFS, and the rebuild
All primary roadways will feature sidewalks and trails, and shared lanes for bicycles. In its entirety, this
well-organized and safe pedestrian circulation network will place most primary Support District facilities
within a 10- to 15-minute walk for most of the District’s population, as reflected in the
Multi-Modal Connectivity Analysis.
Exhibit B02-7 shows the various mode types for the mobility features.
Exhibit B02-8 illustrates the mobility system considered part of the MILCON reconstruction, as well as long
range mobility investments to position Tyndall AFB as the Installation of the Future. A matrix of
stakeholders and funding opportunities for future phase elements is included in Section C05,
Sidewalks, Pathways, and Trails.
The renderings below show how the initial investment from MILCON can be enhanced in concert with mission
growth and increased investment in alternative mobility options.