Vanessa Wheeler

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. […]
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

Women accept Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail 250 mile challenge and ask cities to prioritize safety along the way

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) aims to encourage more women to ride bicycles by helping address barriers specific to women, such as safety concerns and a lack of tailored resources. “We are dedicated to encouraging, supporting, and making bicycling accessible to women of all backgrounds,” said Julie Bond, BWTB program director. The Sunflower Bicycle Tour is […]
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 […]