May 27, 2016

FDOT approves 40th Street lane elimination plan

On May 18, 2016, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) approved the 40th Street Lane Elimination Plan. The project, which includes the stretch of 40th Street south of Hillsborough Avenue to Columbus Avenue, will reduce the number of travel lanes from six to four, and install buffered bike lines in each direction. Lane eliminations repurpose […]
June 1, 2016

Community partners repair bikes, talk safety, fit helmets at Mort Elementary

On May 26, 2016, a group of volunteers, parents, teachers, and children gathered at Mort Elementary to celebrate Walk & Roll to School Day in honor of National Bike Month. Bicycle and pedestrian safety presentations were provided and 75 children were fitted with helmets. Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay partnered with University Area Community […]
June 3, 2016

Local Girl Scouts raise funds for bike rack, learn about safety

A Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. It requires Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 to organize a plan that makes a difference in their communities. The Girl Scouts of Troop 966 at Tampa Palms Elementary decided that they wanted to do something for kids to earn their Bronze Award, […]
June 6, 2016

Gulf Blvd. visitors receive Key to Safety cards from local hotels

Key to Safety cards are friendly reminders to pedestrians to play it safe while exploring the streets by the beach. Each card includes pocket-sized safety tips. WalkWise Tampa Bay distributed 60,000 of the cards prior to this year. This year, an additional 50,000 cards have been provided to be included in hotel key card packages, […]
June 13, 2016

Cycle the City event in Downtown Tampa makes history

“All the best days have yet to come, we have not written the final chapter of Downtown Tampa,” Mayor Bob Buckhorn said to the crowd of cyclists on the morning of Saturday, June 11 in Perry Harvey, Sr. Park at 1201 N Orange St. “A big thanks to the engineers and city staff and most […]