Vanessa Wheeler

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 […]
December 9, 2020

Workplaces recognized for encouraging staff to ride during 2020 bike challenges

Throughout 2020, BWTB has hosted various bike challenges using the Love to Ride platform to encourage people around the Tampa Bay region to ride bicycles to work, recreation or exercise. Tampa General Hospital took first prize in the large employer category (2,000+ staff) for encouraging employees to bicycle during the Cycle September 2020 regional challenge, […]
December 9, 2020

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) education on Busch & Park Boulevards

An education initiative was recently launched for pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHBs) located on Park Boulevard in Pinellas County and on Busch Boulevard in Hillsborough County. Ginger Regalado, FDOT District Seven, shared details from the Walk Bike Drive PHB safety education campaign at the BWTB Forum. Some key strategies for reaching diverse audiences include roadside billboards, […]
December 9, 2020

Pauline Dockins named 2020 Michael R. Schwaid Bicyclist of the Year

Pauline Dockins received the 2020 Michael R. Schwaid Bicyclist of the Year award for her outstanding bike advocacy, including inspiring others to just get out and ride, at whatever pace they could, even when not feeling at their best. In spring 2019, Pauline was diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Her cancer diagnosis came weeks after competing […]