Vanessa Wheeler

October 8, 2021

Tampa Bay businesses lead the nation in bike friendliness

Tampa Bay is steadily progressing toward bicycle friendliness and businesses are playing a key role. This summer, the League of American Bicyclists (the “League”) released the latest list of certified Bicycle Friendly BusinessesSM (BFBs), adding up to 69 total BFBs in Tampa and 48 in St. Petersburg.   More great news for the Tampa Bay region: […]
October 8, 2021

October is Pedestrian Safety Month: Be ready to Sprint for Safety

Last fall, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) declared the month of October as the first-ever designated national Pedestrian Safety Month. As winter nears and daylight hours lessen, more people will be traveling in the dark, making October an ideal time to increase awareness about pedestrian safety. Bike/Walk Tampa Bay […]
October 8, 2021

New school creates opportunity for students to walk and bike in Pasco County

The Starkey Ranch K-8 School just opened in Odessa, Florida, providing the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) with a great opportunity to encourage walking and bicycling. The school is adjacent to a network of multiuse paths that connect to hundreds of homes and a multifamily complex, making it an ideal location for the 1,200 […]
October 8, 2021

Sunflower Sponsor: J. Steele Olmstead, P.A., FloridaBicycleLaw.com

J. Steele Olmstead is a personal injury lawyer who founded FloridaBicycleLaw.com, a legal firm that specializes in representing people injured while on bicycles. “I believe the people who ride bicycles are saving our planet and have every right to bicycle safely,” expressed Mr. Olmstead. “When they are injured, I am there to help.” FloridaBicycleLaw.com is […]
July 7, 2021

Virtual 5K challenge gets people moving & exploring pedestrian spaces

This past spring, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven to host Sprint for Safety, a virtual 5K challenge. The pilot project invited participants to engage in physical activity and think about safety from a pedestrian’s perspective. More than 200 people joined the challenge during the month of April. […]