Vanessa Wheeler

January 17, 2019

UACDC prioritizes walking in Neighborhood Transformation Strategy

By guest author, Sara J. Hendricks, AICP, Senior Research Associate with the Center for Urban Transportation Research at University of South Florida The University Area Community Development Corporation (UACDC) recently presented its Neighborhood Transformation Strategy to the members of the New North Transportation Alliance. The UACDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public/private partnership that focuses upon the […]
December 18, 2018

Elementary school students receive new bikes and learn new safety skills

December 10, 2018 was a very special day for 46 students at Miles Elementary school in Tampa. That Monday morning, the students at Miles Elementary with the best attendance in kindergarten through grade five, in each respective class, were awarded certificates for free bicycles from WellBuilt Bikes. The University Area CDC provided free bicycle helmets […]
December 18, 2018

More than 60 pedestrian projects featured in Westshore Alliance Action Plan

By Michael Maurino, Westshore Alliance Bicycle boulevards, trails, sidewalks, and linear parks are topping the list of transportation priorities included in Westshore Alliance’s newly published Transportation Action Plan. More than 100 transportation improvements that Westshore residents and businesses will need in the next 25 years are identified in the plan. Pedestrian improvements throughout Westshore account […]
December 18, 2018

Bike Build 2018 brings bikes and smiles to local children

On Saturday, November 29, 2018 more than 1,000 volunteers gathered at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL to build bikes for Tampa Bay kids in need. Bike Build 2018, hosted by onbikes, a Tampa-based nonprofit organization, brings together volunteers each year to help carry out its mission: “every kid deserves a bike.” This year, 900 […]
December 18, 2018

Pinellas County declared a Bicycle Friendly Community

The results are in! Pinellas County has just been presented with a Bicycle Friendly Community award from the League of American Bicyclists (“The League”), joining a growing list of more than 400 other U.S. communities that have received an award. As a Bronze Level award recipient, Pinellas County is the fifth county in Florida, along […]