September 30, 2015

WalkWise gives “Key To Safety” to Florida Travelers

For the past three summers, guests at hotels along Gulf Boulevard in St. Petersburg walked safer on the streets thanks to a pedestrian safety tip card insert that came along with their room key card. Our friends at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and the Tampa Bay Beaches […]
October 8, 2015

Pedestrian safety efforts create ongoing positive change on Gulf Boulevard

According to a 2015 report by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), crashes have decreased on Gulf Boulevard/SR699, between Florida State Road 682 and 5th Avenue/Walsingham Road. Overall, crashes have decreased since efforts to improve pedestrian safety were initiated in 2010. The report concludes that fatalities within crosswalks have decreased with the installation of flashing […]
October 8, 2015

Safe Routes to School programs encourage children and parents to walk, bike to school

Safe Routes to School currently funds a variety education programs to encourage parents and children to walk or bike to school. The programs, led by USF/CUTR, All Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and More Health Inc., cover the following counties: Polk, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco. Community events, like bike rodeos, help […]
November 30, 2015

Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay successfully forms Walking School Buses and Bicycle Trains

Since 2008, Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay has provided pedestrian and bicycle safety programs for over 35 participating schools in Tampa, Florida. The program has been highly successful with school participation, school district support, parent trainings, and support from transportation agencies county-wide. Staff created ways for a more sustainable “walking school bus” program for […]
December 1, 2015

Teen Traffic Safety Program provides education to prevent traffic deaths

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U. S. (CDC, 2015). In Florida alone, there were more than 30,000 crashes involving teenagers in 2014 (FLHSMV, 2015). The Teen Traffic Safety Program gives presentations in high schools in the Tampa Area to reach all students enrolled in driver education or health […]