October 13, 2020

Nominations open for Michael R. Schwaid Bicyclist of the Year

The nomination period has now closed. Sign up for our Fall Forum to hear from the winner! Each year the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) Advisory Board selects a local citizen bicycle advocate to receive the Michael R. Schwaid Bicyclist of the Year award. BWTB invites readers to submit nominations for the 2020 Michael R. Schwaid […]
December 9, 2020

Introducing our new Advisory Board Chair Dave Andreychuk

Dave Andreychuk was nominated and confirmed as Bike/Walk Tampa Bay’s advisory board chair in October 2020. He is the second person to fill this position, following Mayor Jane Castor, who served as the inaugural Chair from 2015-2019, before being elected mayor of the City of Tampa in 2019. Mr. Andreychuk is a former National Hockey […]
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 […]
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

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, […]