March 1, 2017

Florida Bike Month events span the region, encourage bicycling

March is the perfect time of year to ride a bicycle in Florida, so much so that the Florida Bicycle Association designates March as Florida Bike Month due to the wonderful weather. March is also a great time to try cycling; there will be plenty of events celebrating bicycling and providing opportunities to participate in […]
March 3, 2017

St. Petersburg Bike Share program launched, full program implementation underway

The Coast Bike Share Program is now extended from Tampa to St. Petersburg. In November, the soft launch (Phase 1) of the program included the installation of 10 Bike Share hub locations, where bikes can be picked up and dropped off, and 100 demo bikes. A launch event for Phase I of the program was […]
March 6, 2017

Pedestrian and bicyclist safety, accessibility are public health priorities in St. Petersburg

City staff have been working with the Pinellas County Florida Department of Health on the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) program. The purpose of the program is to improve access and awareness of healthy activity options in Pinellas County. The City of St. Petersburg is moving forward with a plan to improve both knowledge […]
March 10, 2017

ShiftStPete works to improve transportation infrastructure at the community level

ShiftStPete is a grassroots organization seeking structural change and improvements to mobility conditions for all bicyclists and pedestrians in St. Petersburg. The St. Pete community is a vibrant and progressive one, and ShiftStPete is one of many examples of people coming together to advocate for what matters to them. For the folks at ShiftStPete, what […]
March 13, 2017

Operation Blindspot event raises awareness for pedestrian safety issues with group walk

On March 9, the first Operation Blindspot event was held in Treasure Island and Madeira Beach. Participants walked from the Treasure Island Community Center to the St. Petersburg Lions Club Beach House to raise awareness about pedestrian safety, especially regarding pedestrians who are blind. Steve Yost is a retired civil engineer and a member of […]