Vanessa Wheeler

April 2, 2020

Walking, biking, and COVID-19: A regional resource guide

Being diligent during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Following a few basic guidelines, like avoiding group rides and making sure to leave a minimum of six feet when next to or when passing another person, means you can enjoy walks and bike rides while still protecting yourself and others […]
February 18, 2020

Pedestrian Safety: What is a Temple Terrace Curb?

In today’s technology-driven environment, drivers are more distracted due to their attachment to smart devices. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in reported crashes involving a distracted driver every day in the United States. In 2016, almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed by distracted […]
February 18, 2020

Fourth grader’s green bike lane project wins top prize at Hillsborough Regional STEM Fair

Fourth grader, Teagan, often rides her bike to school. When arriving and departing from school, she noticed that parents were often idling their vehicles in the bike lane while waiting to pick up or drop off their children. She had an idea: what if the bike lane was painted? Would it be more noticeable to […]
February 18, 2020

Local Bicycle Friendly Business awardees celebrate designations

Local businesses continue to step up and add to the list of reasons why Tampa is receiving attention for improving its bike friendliness. The League of American Bicyclists (The League) announced in January 2020 that Tampa has maintained its position for having the second most Bicycle Friendly BusinessesSM (BFBs) in the nation. The following are […]
February 18, 2020

Teen Traffic Safety Education reaches over 4,500 students during Fall Semester

During the 2019 Fall semester, over 4,500 students attending high schools throughout Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties participated in the Teen Traffic Safety Education program. Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) presenters delivered 213 presentations in 40 different high schools. The in-classroom curriculum covers Florida traffic laws for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists beginning […]