Hillsborough

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

USF unveils “Share-A-Bull” bike share program on campus

On September 28, 2015, students, faculty, staff, and administrators gathered at the Marshall Center amphitheater to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Share-A-Bull. Organizations like WalkWise, Alert Today Alive Tomorrow, and Student Government attended the event, their tables piled high with safety swag. Share-A-Bull t-shirts were given to students who downloaded the SocialBicycles app.   […]
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 […]
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 9, 2015

Bike Share programs take off in Tampa

Bike Share programs are becoming an increasingly popular public service, popping up in big cities across the nation. Here in Tampa, Coast Bike Share celebrates its first year in operation, offering a free day of riding. Starting Sunday morning, Pay As You Go riders will have one free hour of ride time on their Coast […]