January 6, 2017

Traffic Skills 101 courses prepare area cyclists for safe bicycling

On December 10th, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) hosted the final Traffic Skills 101 course of 2016 at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. The course is taught by League Cycling Instructors (LCIs) and is a prerequisite for becoming an LCI, but is just as important for […]
January 12, 2017

Local agencies and organizations seek to increase and improve bicycle parking facilities for Tampa Bay Area commuters

In recent years, many organizations in the Tampa Bay Area have increased the availability of bicycle parking facilities for employees, students, and customers. These organizations want to encourage bicycle commuting as a measure that bolsters the health and productivity of communities. In Pinellas County, St. Petersburg recently obtained 325 bicycle racks to be distributed throughout […]
January 13, 2017

“Paint the Intersection” transforms public spaces into art

Speeding vehicles, excessive traffic, and frustrated commuters have become pressing safety issues in Tampa’s residential areas. Many engineering efforts to build better roadways and implement traffic treatments are underway, however this work takes time. Quick road fixes that only require a little paint can often be implemented to improve safety in the interim–the “Paint Saves […]
January 18, 2017

New round of grants boosts local law enforcement efforts to keep streets safe for pedestrians and bicyclists

For the past few years, High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) grants have assisted area law enforcement agencies in their efforts to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe on the streets. The grant funds come from the Florida Department of Transportation and are managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. The […]
January 25, 2017

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals opens new Tampa Bay Chapter

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) has just opened a new chapter in the Tampa Bay Region. The mission of APBP “is to grow the pedestrian and bicycle profession and its influence by facilitating the exchange of professional and technical knowledge, elevating practitioners’ skills and defining the field.” Chapter members are given access to […]