Vanessa Wheeler

June 3, 2020

Telework certificate program launched to help remote workers improve key skills

One outcome of the pandemic has been a large increase in the number of Americans working from home. To help employers navigate this rapid shift, Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) has launched a Telework Certificate program. The program includes a series of five self-paced online courses to help employees and managers be successful in a […]
June 3, 2020

Bicyclist and pedestrian safety presentations now offered online to groups and individuals

As part of the Walk Bike Drive awareness campaign, virtual presentations with a live instructor are now available for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Like the in-person programs, the new online presentations are interactive and provide a fun way to test participant knowledge and hear the latest safety information. Presentations generally last one hour, including a […]
June 3, 2020

New pedestrian crossings installed in Tampa Bay region to improve pedestrian safety

You may have noticed new crosswalks while traveling on some of Tampa Bay’s busier roads. These crossings are equipped with HAWK (High-intensity Activated crossWalK) beacons. Officially called “Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons,” but often referred to as “HAWKs” for short, these crosswalks are becoming a mainstream solution across Tampa Bay and throughout the U.S. for helping people […]
June 3, 2020

Tampa Bay bicyclists log more than 63,000 miles during National Bike Month

May is designated as National Bike Month. To celebrate, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) encouraged riders to log rides and share photos on Love To Ride Tampa Bay, which tracks local participation in the National Bike Challenge. As with the Tampa Bay Bike Challenge held during March, participants logged bicycle trips during May and encouraged others […]
April 30, 2020

Take the Tampa Bay Bike Month Challenge – Ride More, Encourage Others

May is National Bike Month! To celebrate, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay is hosting the Tampa Bay Bike Month Challenge with Love to Ride and the League of American Bicyclists. Due to “Safer-At-Home” restrictions in place, bicycling is an especially great way to get exercise and fresh air. “Hosting bike challenges is one of the many fun […]