Vanessa Wheeler

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 […]
January 11, 2021

21 women take on 2021 by bicycle

A Message from Julie Bond, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay’s Program Director Happy New Year! We begin 2021 by sharing the stories of 21 women who ride bicycles in the Tampa Bay area. During 2020, I logged over 6,000 miles, and crossed paths with many amazing women with diverse backgrounds and of all ages and abilities. For […]
December 9, 2020

Murals bring attention to bicycle/pedestrian space in Tampa

An initiative by the Tampa Downtown Partnership and the City of Tampa engaged artists and volunteers to create murals and other artwork for numerous roadway and parking garage surfaces around town.. Murals, like the ones installed in Tampa, are shown to help call attention to bicyclists and pedestrians as well as highlight related facilities, like […]
December 9, 2020

Celebrating International Walk/Bike to School Day 2020

By Emily Hinsdale, president of Sidewalk Stompers, Inc. a nonprofit promoting walking and bicycling to school. How do you celebrate International Walk/Bike to School Day during a pandemic? With enthusiasm! Students from all over Hillsborough County School District participated in this year’s event on Wednesday, October 7. For some, this meant walking or biking to […]