September 30, 2015

WalkWise gives “Key To Safety” to Florida Travelers

For the past three summers, guests at hotels along Gulf Boulevard in St. Petersburg walked safer on the streets thanks to a pedestrian safety tip card insert that came along with their room key card. Our friends at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and the Tampa Bay Beaches […]
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 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

FDOT work plans bundle of bike/walk projects in the next five years

In Fall of 2015, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) released the Tentative Five Year Work Program for District 7, listing roadway projects planned in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2021. Many exciting bike/walk projects were included in the program.   Bay Area residents can expect […]