The Livable Roadways Committee is an interdisciplinary group of volunteers from the public and private sectors who represent local governments, government agencies, companies, citizen groups and professional organizations. The committee strives to create a transportation system that balances design and aesthetics with issues of roadway safety and function. It reviews transportation and roadway plans and policies, making recommendations for improvement. The committee discusses topics related to transit, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure and roadway design, safety and function. Focused on streetscape beautification, site and building design, landscape, environmental protection, preservation and signage, the committee is committed to considering all modes of transportation in the recommendations it makes.
The Livable Roadways Committee originally was formed under the name Community Appearance Committee in 1989. The comprehensive plans for Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa had already included policies for establishing and protecting a system of scenic corridors throughout the county. The MPO added a goal to include landscaping in roadway projects and formed the committee to provide guidance to the public and private sectors to protect scenic roadways and improve the appearance and function of existing and future roadways.