January 19, 2015

WalkWise Tampa Bay provides innovative safety presentations

WalkWise Tampa Bay is a grassroots initiative that provides innovative pedestrian safety education to citizens. Pedestrian safety is an issue that affects everyone. We are all pedestrians at some point during our day. The WalkWise campaign provides a free interactive 30-minute presentation with time for discussion to anyone living or working in select Florida counties. Through […]
November 27, 2017

Illegal passing of school buses becomes dangerous local trend, spurs education efforts to keep children safe

In 2016, sixteen year-old Cameron Mayhew was walking to his school bus when he was hit by a motorist illegally passing the stopped bus. Mayhew died the next day. To avoid more tragedies like this one, the Cameron Mayhew Act took effect in Florida on July 1, 2017. This legislation increases the minimum penalty for […]
November 20, 2017

Largo Police Department celebrates 5th annual Family Safety Day event with bicycle, helmet giveaways

On November 18, 2017, the Largo Police Department held their 5th annual Family Safety Day. Attendees received information from the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay exhibit on pedestrian and bicycle safety. Other exhibits included water safety, gun safety, fire safety, and more. There was also an opportunity to participate in a bike rodeo, where they were taught hands-on safety strategies by the police. Bikes were provided for […]
November 13, 2017

Sidewalk Stompers empower community via school-based walking program, public engagement

The Roosevelt Elementary Sidewalk Stompers is a volunteer organization founded in early 2016 by a group of parents committed to encouraging children to walk to school and providing them safe pedestrian pathways to walk on. The goal is to build a larger community commitment to pedestrian traffic and safety, says Emily Hinsdale, the Stompers’ Co-Founder. […]
October 30, 2017

Traffic Skills 101 courses coming in December to prepare Tampa Bay bicyclists for riding on the road safely, confidently

In December, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) will host Traffic Skills 101 (TS101) courses in both Tampa and St. Petersburg. The course is taught by League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) and is also a prerequisite for becoming an LCI*, but is just as important for bicyclists who have experience riding on the roadways and want to improve […]
October 27, 2017

Public engagement, investment in community propels Complete Streets St. Pete Implementation Plan progress in 2017

Lucas Cruse, Bicyclist and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of St. Petersburg, spoke at the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Fall Summit at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Education and Conference Center to report on the city’s Complete Streets program and its current progress. The October 20 event took place in Cruse’s city where Complete Streets […]
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