July 1, 2017

“Lights on Bikes” pop-up pilot experiment held on Busch Boulevard

On June 22, 2017, staff at the Center for Urban Transportation Research piloted a pop-up bicycle light and safety information on Busch Blvd. in Tampa at the intersection of Hyaleah Road. The purpose of the pop-up is to reach bicyclists as they are travelling on a high crash corridor to provide education about bicycle traffic […]
July 5, 2017

Police cruisers and other local agency vehicles to display “3 Feet Law” decals prominently on rear windshields

Law enforcement cruisers and other agency vehicles in the region will display the message “Share the Road – 3 Feet, It’s the Law” on their vehicles. The decals extend along the width of the vehicles’ rear windshields where they are easy for other drivers to see. The message reminds drivers they are required by law […]
July 6, 2017

Local author Chip Haynes reminds readers that bicycling is both practical and fun

Remember when you learned to ride a bicycle? After days, maybe weeks of practice, it “clicks.” Suddenly, you work well with gravity. You balance effortlessly, feel the wind on your face as you pick up speed, no longer wobbly. But as we grow older we often forget that feeling. Instead of remaining young and free, […]
July 17, 2017

South Seminole Heights residents come together to paint mandala in intersection

“If Portland can do it, why can’t we?” That was the question Carla Gorman asked her fellow board members of the South Seminole Heights Civic Association almost a year ago. “Why can’t we paint our intersections?” Turns out we can. William Porth, Traffic Studies and Safety Coordinator for the City of Tampa, and a founding […]
August 1, 2017

St. Petersburg collaborators work to reduce health disparities and emphasize the importance of exercise, community safety

On July 8, 2017, a Community Health Awareness Event commenced at the University of South Florida’s St. Petersburg campus with a focus on health equity, both on and off the streets. The event is a result of community partnerships between Healthy St. Petersburg, the Cultural and Linguistic Competence Initiative, the Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative, the […]