June 3, 2020

Tampa Bay bicyclists log more than 63,000 miles during National Bike Month

May is designated as National Bike Month. To celebrate, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) encouraged riders to log rides and share photos on Love To Ride Tampa Bay, which tracks local participation in the National Bike Challenge. As with the Tampa Bay Bike Challenge held during March, participants logged bicycle trips during May and encouraged others […]
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 HAWK (High-intensity Activated crossWalK) beacons. Officially called “Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons,” but often referred to as “HAWKs” for short, these crosswalks are becoming a mainstream solution across Tampa Bay and throughout the U.S. for helping people […]
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

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 4, 2020

Teen Traffic Safety Education program moves online after schools close

The Teen Traffic Safety Education program is offered to high school students enrolled in driver’s education and health classes in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties in Florida. After schools closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety program temporarily transitioned to an online format. During the 2019-20 school year, 372 in-class presentations […]