Brentin Mosher

February 26, 2016

The Cost of Crashes

Fact: Pedestrians make up 19% of Florida’s crash-related fatalities and bicyclists make up 5%, totaling $737 million dollars in medical and work loss costs. These numbers aside, the most devastating cost is the loss of the lives of children, parents, brothers, sisters, spouses, partners, and friends who die in crashes each year.   These crashes […]
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 […]
February 15, 2016

State of Florida introduces new driver’s handbook to improve driver education, safety

Photo: Cover of Florida Official Driver’s Handbook (Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) In 2015 Florida introduced a new driver’s test in an effort to improve the standards for driving safely on state roads. However, the new test proved to be much more difficult than the old test and failure rates increased dramatically. The expressed […]
February 10, 2016

Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation plans to connect the region’s bike/walk paths

On February 4th, 2016, The Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation held a board meeting to discuss the future of local and regional shared-use and non-motorized trails. The Foundation is Florida’s chief advocacy organization for non-motorized trails & greenways, and supports expanding public access for all Florida residents and visitors to enhance recreational opportunities, safety, livability, […]
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 […]