Community Events

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September 7, 2016

“State of Transit” event emphasizes need for transportation alternatives

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) held a special State of Transit event with the theme “Beyond the Bus” on Tuesday, August 16, 2016. A wide cross section of the traveling public, including representatives of local and state elected offices, business leaders, university and government partners, and community activists attended. The venue was standing room only as […]
October 10, 2016

Open Streets St. Pete celebrates motorless motion

St. Petersburg hosted its first Open Streets event on Sunday, October 9, 2016 in the Downtown EDGE District to celebrate new and different ways of thinking about transportation. People gathered in the streets around Mirror Lake to participate in a variety of activities including group hula-hoop lessons, roller-skating, cycling, yoga, running, skateboarding, scooting, walking, and […]
October 19, 2016

International Walk to School Day 2016 at Chiles Elementary keeps kids, parents moving

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Lawton Chiles Elementary in Tampa invited students, parents, and teachers to walk and bike to school. International Walk to School Day is a global celebration that has been working to encourage alternative modes of transportation that are good for our children since 1997. Chiles Elementary has participated in International Walk […]
November 7, 2016

Hillsborough County MPO hosts first Vision Zero workshop to stop traffic deaths, prevent injuries

On October 26, 2016, the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) hosted its first Vision Zero workshop at Ragan Park Community Center in Tampa. “We want people to know what Vision Zero is and recognize it,” said Gena Torres, an Executive Planner for the MPO. The Vision Zero movement began in Sweden and has since […]
December 1, 2016

University of South Florida named Silver Bicycle Friendly University by League of American Bicyclists

On November 29, 2016, the League of American Bicyclists designated the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa campus as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly University. USF made the announcement at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). There are numerous programs and amenities on campus such as on-site bicycle registration, a network of bicycle repair stations, […]