Vanessa Wheeler

December 9, 2019

St. Petersburg Bicycle Friendly Businesses learn about Vision Zero Network’s approach to safety

On Tuesday, November 19, 2019 the City of St. Petersburg, in collaboration with Pedal Power Promoters, hosted an invitation-only luncheon featuring keynote, Leah Shahum, Founder and Director of Vision Zero Network. The city invited local businesses who have been certified as Bicycle FriendlyTM by the League of American Bicyclists as well as Complete Streets Committee members. […]
December 9, 2019

Walk Bike Drive highlights safety challenges and asks drivers to take a pledge

Every city has challenging travel corridors where vehicles traveling at higher speeds mingle with people trying to get where they need to go on foot and by bike. It can be a dangerous combination. The Walk Bike Drive awareness campaign is striving to change that by not only calling attention to safer driving behaviors on […]
December 9, 2019

Winter Wheelers encourages more people to ride bikes in month of December

December is a fantastic time to ride a bike in Florida. To encourage more people to bicycle, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB), in partnership with the Love to Ride organization, is hosting “Winter Wheelers,” a fun ride challenge. Participating bicyclists log their bike rides on the Love to Ride website and are automatically entered into daily […]
October 30, 2019

Open Streets St. Pete gets people out of their cars and onto the streets

The fourth annual Open Streets St. Pete event was held on Sunday, October 20. The streets were closed to traffic along Bayshore Drive SE and Dan Wheldon Way in Downtown St. Petersburg, allowing attendees to bike, walk, hula hoop, skate, and otherwise enjoy these roadways free of cars. Dan Wheldon way runs along Albert Whitted […]
September 25, 2019

Educating the next generation of drivers

The Teen Traffic Safety Education Program is provided annually to Tampa Bay high school students enrolled in Driver’s Education.  During the 2019/20 school year, the program will impact 48 high schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus and Hernando counties. Students are taught important laws for driving appropriately alongside vulnerable road users, and  for walking and bicycling.   First, students take a pre-test to establish baseline knowledge […]