June 18, 2015

Boy Scout Blvd. gets pedestrian-friendly facelift

Boy Scout Blvd. is new and improved thanks to new sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes and roadway resurfacing. This pedestrian-friendly face lift is all part of a newly completed $4.6 million transportation project. Resurfacing spread from O’Brien St. to Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa’s Westshore district. Wider, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and enhanced crosswalks in the corridor were […]
June 19, 2015

New perks for bicyclists and businesses in Downtown Tampa

  If you bike in Downtown Tampa you’re now eligible for special perks from some of the local businesses thanks to the Bike Friendly Tampa program from our founding partner Tampa Downtown Partnership. With 25 businesses already qualified and on board, bicyclists can cash in discounts and rewards in downtown Tampa just for riding their […]
June 19, 2015

BikeSmart classes teach cyclists rules of the road

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay offers a FREE 60 minute bicycle-focused safety presentation called BikeSmart. The presentation uses an interactive audience response system to quiz the audience and poll their opinions, making it fun and interactive. Presenters travel to your location and can accommodate your schedule! As part of each class, a certified instructor will walk participants […]
August 5, 2015

Fletcher Avenue complete streets project wins award

When Fletcher Avenue was identified as an area of high pedestrian crash rates, our friends at Hillsborough County, Florida Department of Transportation, WalkWise Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization joined together in an effort to make the area safer – with award winning results! Construction of the $5 million Complete Streets project […]
August 5, 2015

Pedestrians and Bicyclists receive safety gear from local law enforcement

While officers in the Tampa Bay area are out enforcing bicycle and pedestrian traffic laws, they often surprise those bikers and walkers stopped for a violation by providing them free bike lights or fluorescent backpacks. This action is part of a bigger program in the Tampa Bay area, FDOT’s High Visibility Enforcement (HVE), which in […]