Enforcement

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, […]
October 8, 2015

Pedestrian safety efforts create ongoing positive change on Gulf Boulevard

According to a 2015 report by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), crashes have decreased on Gulf Boulevard/SR699, between Florida State Road 682 and 5th Avenue/Walsingham Road. Overall, crashes have decreased since efforts to improve pedestrian safety were initiated in 2010. The report concludes that fatalities within crosswalks have decreased with the installation of flashing […]
December 4, 2015

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay kicks off with inaugural summit

On December 2, 2015, a passionate group of citizens, professionals, and allied organizations gathered at the John F. Germany Downtown Tampa Library to launch the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay coalition. “In Tampa, a bicyclist or pedestrian is killed every week, on average,” stated Retired Police Chief Jane Castor, one of the coalition’s advisory board members, kicking […]
December 21, 2015

Pinellas Park awarded pedestrian safety grant

Pinellas Park Police Officers recently began a high visibility traffic enforcement campaign aimed at increasing awareness and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.   The police department recently received a grant of more than $24,816 from the Florida Department of Transportation aimed at improving pedestrian and bicycle safety. The grant funding is being utilized to […]