May 21, 2015

Cyclovia Temple Terrace takes back the street

On Sunday, May  17th 2015, 56th street in Temple Terrace was closed for their first ever Cyclovia. Cyclovia (also referred to as Ciclovía or Open Streets) is based on the Spanish word for “cycle path” that started in Bogotá, Colombia. It’s an event which temporarily closes major city streets to car traffic and converts them […]
June 18, 2015

Westshore plans for walkers and bicycle riders

New and exciting things are happening for Tampa’s Westshore district! Representatives from Westshore alliance, City of Tampa and Hillsborough County, have teamed up with the University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design (USF SACD) to create a more walkable and pedestrian oriented area. It’s a team effort with local government agencies, business […]
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 […]
December 1, 2015

Teen Traffic Safety Program provides education to prevent traffic deaths

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U. S. (CDC, 2015). In Florida alone, there were more than 30,000 crashes involving teenagers in 2014 (FLHSMV, 2015). The Teen Traffic Safety Program gives presentations in high schools in the Tampa Area to reach all students enrolled in driver education or health […]