Driving along the Courtney Campbell Causeway taking in the waterfront views of Tampa Bay is one of the perks to living in the region. Now bicyclists, walkers and runners can enjoy that same breathtaking view while commuting or visiting on a new separate trail that runs parallel to the Causeway.
If the city rolls out a bike share program next year, it will join Tampa on a growing list of communities that have such a service.
St. Petersburg officials are in initial stages of setting up one. They believe it will give people another transportation option and improve the city’s environmental health, said Evan Mory, St. Petersburg’s director of Transportation and Parking Management.
A Frisbee flew through the air over 56th Street on Sunday afternoon, as music pumped from the parking lot at the First Baptist Church of Temple Terrace.
Rather than being full of motorized traffic, 56th was closed from Whiteway Drive to Busch Boulevard for five hours Sunday for the municipality’s first Cyclovia event, meant to inspire people and families to engage in physical activity.
Coping with the constant flow of traffic on major roadways has become a way of life for people traveling in and around Hillsborough County.
The often nerve-frazzling issue, however, will not be a concern to residents living near one of Temple Terrace’s most heavily trafficked thoroughfares.