Vanessa Wheeler

April 12, 2021

Forward Pinellas hosts Bike Your City 2021 celebrating Florida Bike Month during March

By Angela Ryan, Principal Planner, Forward Pinellas  In March, Forward Pinellas celebrated Florida Bicycle Month through a multi-faceted approach designed to reach the widest audience and share information pertaining to biking, roadway safety and Safe Streets Pinellas. The events, which included a Bike Your City scavenger hunt, Tuesday Trivia, and a community art project, were […]
April 12, 2021

City of Temple Terrace celebrates Florida Bike Month with bicycle challenge and history tour

City of Temple Terrace Mayor, Andy Ross, proclaimed March as Bike Month in Temple Terrace at the City Council meeting on March 2, 2021. During the month, bicyclists participated in a virtual bike month challenge, logging their trips and taking photos along the way. An eight-mile history tour highlighted five historical markers in the City. […]
April 12, 2021

Inaugural Sunflower Bicycle Tour will take Tampa Bay women riders on Coast-to-Coast Trail this October

Brought to you by Bike Florida and Bike/Walk Tampa Bay  This inaugural tour is named after Florida’s Beach Sunflower, which grows only in Florida, blooms year-round, and requires an abundance of sun and salt to survive. Much like the Beach Sunflower, the brighter the sun, the greater the strength and beauty of our women cyclists. […]
February 4, 2021

Florida employers give Best Workplaces for Commuters 2021 List a boost, breaking all-time record

Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC), the national organization that recognizes and assists workplaces offering exceptional commuter benefits, is pleased to announce 450 U.S.-based employers have been named on its 2021 List. Of those listed, approximately a third are based in Florida, a notable increase from last year. Several new Florida employers joined the nearly 100 […]
February 4, 2021

Signal cabinet art increases pedestrian awareness and encourages crosswalk use

Placing colorful and engaging artwork near sidewalks and crosswalks is a great way to reach people walking and makes streets more inviting. Ginger Regalado, Bicyclist & Pedestrian Program Manager for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven, saw an opportunity to place artwork where people walking would see the art—on signal cabinets adjacent to […]