October 22, 2018

Walk of Silence memorializes victims of traffic crashes

On the morning of October 6, 2015, 17-year-old Alexis Miranda was killed on Busch Boulevard while crossing the road to get to school. After her mother, Valerie Jones, received the terrible news, she turned her mourning into a mission to prevent more families from experiencing her tragedy. As an advocate for Vision Zero Hillsborough, Jones’s […]
November 1, 2018

Dignitaries and passersby Pop-up for Safety on Busch Boulevard

The morning of October 30, 2018 was cool and pleasant as the sun rose over Busch Blvd. in Temple Terrace. Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB), in collaboration with the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Temple Terrace, hosted Pop-up for Safety, an educational event demonstrating how BWTB connects community members with much needed safety […]
November 9, 2018

BWTB Fall Summit dives into making streets safer for everyone

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) held its 2018 Fall Summit on November 8. Approximately 60 stakeholders, business owners, and citizens gathered in a large meeting hall provided by the St. Petersburg College Clearwater campus. Kent McWaters, Vice Chair of BWTB, welcomed everyone then turned the stage over to Secretary David Gwynn, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) […]
December 18, 2018

Elementary school students receive new bikes and learn new safety skills

December 10, 2018 was a very special day for 46 students at Miles Elementary school in Tampa. That Monday morning, the students at Miles Elementary with the best attendance in kindergarten through grade five, in each respective class, were awarded certificates for free bicycles from WellBuilt Bikes. The University Area CDC provided free bicycle helmets […]
January 23, 2019

CUTR researchers analyze local news on bicyclist fatalities and offer guidance to journalists

What the media says matters when reporting news about bicyclists who are involved in fatal traffic crashes. On September 27, 2018, researchers at the University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) recorded a webcast to unveil research entitled, “Media Framing of Fatal Bicyclist Crashes in Hillsborough County: A Critical Discourse Analysis.” The […]