Safe Routes to School

October 8, 2015

Safe Routes to School programs encourage children and parents to walk, bike to school

Safe Routes to School currently funds a variety education programs to encourage parents and children to walk or bike to school. The programs, led by USF/CUTR, All Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and More Health Inc., cover the following counties: Polk, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco. Community events, like bike rodeos, help […]
December 9, 2015

Safe Routes to School encourages safe travel to school year round

On October 7, 2015, parents, school children, faculty, staff, law enforcement, pedestrian safety experts, and volunteers of all kinds gathered for International Walk to School Day. Participating elementary schools included Hunter’s Green Elementary, with 120 kids and 35 adults participating, Turner Bartels k-8, with 150 kids and 25 adults participating, Fish Hawk Creek Elementary, with […]
February 3, 2016

Florida Department of Transportation Announces Crossing Guard Appreciation Day and Award Winners

In 2015, Governor Rick Scott signed a proclamation for Crossing Guard Appreciation Day. The first line of the proclamation reads: “Every school day, thousands of dedicated crossing guards assist our children across busy streets as they arrive and depart from school.” School crossing guards contribute to the health and well-being of our communities in many […]
February 17, 2016

Congratulations, Winners of the High School Video Contest!

UPDATE Congratulations to the winners of our High School Student Walk/Bike Safety Video contest! The winners were announced at the February 16 Hillsborough County Public Schools Board Meeting and will also be recognized at the MPO’s March 1st Board Meeting. A huge congratulations goes to… 1st Place! Pedestrian Safety: https://youtu.be/2Zht4WWl0ds by Ethan Huggins and Zuriel Cousins Howard […]
March 30, 2016

Local volunteers receive training, help children bike and walk to school safely

On March 17, 2016, a group of local citizens and professionals gathered at the University Area Community Development Center to train staff to fit children with bicycle helmets. Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay, WalkWise Tampa Bay, the Center for Urban Transportation Research, and the Florida Department of Transportation worked together to provide safety tips […]