April 2, 2020

iCan Bike Tampa Bay to teach children with special needs how to ride bicycles

Learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage for most youth; a transition from backyard play to independence and neighborhood exploration. What about individuals with special needs who may require additional, differentiated instruction? Heidi Ferraro, a local advocate and mother of a son with special needs, is committed to helping special needs individuals […]
April 2, 2020

“Shifting Media Narratives” workshops make headway, move online amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Erin Scheffels, PhD On March 9, 2020, a group of dedicated professionals of various backgrounds and expertise met in St. Petersburg to discuss a new age of bicyclist and pedestrian safety. The workshop was part of a “Road to Zero” grant-funded series provided by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at University of South […]
April 2, 2020

Second annual USF Transportation Day showcases variety of multi-modal options

By Christina Van Allen, Marketing & Communications Officer, Center for Urban Transportation Research at USF The University of South Florida (USF) closed a campus street to motorists for the second annual USF Transportation Day. The transportation celebration focused on sustainable, multi-use, and non-car commuting options in the Tampa Bay region, including bicycles, scooters, and electric […]
May 4, 2020

As more people ride bicycles, motorists are reminded to “give three feet” when passing

According to Florida state law, when a motorist overtakes and passes a bicyclist or other non-motorized vehicle on a roadway, the motorist must pass at a safe distance of not less than three feet between the vehicle and the bicycle or other non-motorized vehicle. To remind motorists of this law, decals with the message “Give […]
June 3, 2020

New pedestrian crossings installed in Tampa Bay region to improve pedestrian safety

You may have noticed new crosswalks while traveling on some of Tampa Bay’s busier roads. These crossings are equipped with HAWK (High-intensity Activated crossWalK) beacons. Officially called “Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons,” but often referred to as “HAWKs” for short, these crosswalks are becoming a mainstream solution across Tampa Bay and throughout the U.S. for helping people […]