Vanessa Wheeler

July 8, 2020

Meet one of Tampa Bay’s youngest walking advocates

By Emily Hinsdale, president of Sidewalk Stompers, Inc., a nonprofit promoting walking and biking to school. Mikey is 10 and walks a quick quarter mile to school everyday. “It lets me have quality time with my family and I can exercise,” said Mikey. He walks with his parents and sister (who will be joining him […]
July 6, 2020

Tampa Unity Mural Day brings community together and calms traffic

By Austin Britt, Planning Coordinator Intern at Tampa Downtown Partnership The City of Tampa designated Saturday, June 27, 2020 as “Unity Mural Day.” In partnership with many Tampa-based organizations, including The Tampa Downtown Partnership, Greenman-Pedersen, the Children’s Board, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization, Tampa LGBT Chamber, Our Aim Foundation, the Westshore Alliance, and East Tampa […]
June 3, 2020

Telework certificate program launched to help remote workers improve key skills

One outcome of the pandemic has been a large increase in the number of Americans working from home. To help employers navigate this rapid shift, Best Workplaces for Commuters (BWC) has launched a Telework Certificate program. The program includes a series of five self-paced online courses to help employees and managers be successful in a […]
June 3, 2020

Bicyclist and pedestrian safety presentations now offered online to groups and individuals

As part of the Walk Bike Drive awareness campaign, virtual presentations with a live instructor are now available for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Like the in-person programs, the new online presentations are interactive and provide a fun way to test participant knowledge and hear the latest safety information. Presentations generally last one hour, including a […]
June 3, 2020

New pedestrian crossings installed in Tampa Bay region to improve pedestrian safety

You may have noticed new crosswalks while traveling on some of Tampa Bay’s busier roads. These crossings are equipped with “Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons,” (PHBs)  which are becoming a mainstream solution across Tampa Bay and throughout the U.S. for helping people cross busy roadways safely and efficiently. One of the many benefits of installing a PHB […]