January 19, 2015

WalkWise Tampa Bay provides innovative safety presentations

WalkWise Tampa Bay is a grassroots initiative that provides innovative pedestrian safety education to citizens. Pedestrian safety is an issue that affects everyone. We are all pedestrians at some point during our day. The WalkWise campaign provides a free interactive 30-minute presentation with time for discussion to anyone living or working in select Florida counties. Through […]
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 […]
September 25, 2015

Pedestrian Safety a Priority on 50th Street in Tampa

On September 16, 2015, WalkWise Tampa Bay Ambassadors, public officials, and local law enforcement gathered on 50th street in Tampa near the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa campus.   Thousands of USF students and residents cross this busy road to get to campus, transit stops or other destinations on foot each day. The crosswalks, newly outfitted with flashing beacons, […]