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 […]
December 21, 2015

Pinellas Park awarded pedestrian safety grant

Pinellas Park Police Officers recently began a high visibility traffic enforcement campaign aimed at increasing awareness and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.   The police department recently received a grant of more than $24,816 from the Florida Department of Transportation aimed at improving pedestrian and bicycle safety. The grant funding is being utilized to […]
January 5, 2016

FDOT Purchases Property for Future Intermodal Center

For Immediate Release January 5, 2016 Kris Carson 813-975-6060 Kristen.Carson@dot.state.fl.us       The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is pleased to announce FDOT closed on the Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport and Charley’s Steakhouse property.  The vision for this property is a public private partnership with facilities and amenities to complement the growth in […]
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 8, 2016

WalkBright app helps make pedestrians visible at night

image courtesy of seefloridago.org Did you know that 83% of pedestrian fatalities happen after dark? According to crash data from 2010-2014, this statistic is true for Pinellas and Hillsborough counties combined. Low visibility makes it difficult for motorists to see pedestrians and for pedestrians to be seen at night. Collaborators at USF’s Center for Urban […]