December 4, 2015

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay kicks off with inaugural summit

On December 2, 2015, a passionate group of citizens, professionals, and allied organizations gathered at the John F. Germany Downtown Tampa Library to launch the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay coalition. “In Tampa, a bicyclist or pedestrian is killed every week, on average,” stated Retired Police Chief Jane Castor, one of the coalition’s advisory board members, kicking […]
December 9, 2015

Safe Routes to School encourages safe travel to school year round

On October 7, 2015, parents, school children, faculty, staff, law enforcement, pedestrian safety experts, and volunteers of all kinds gathered for International Walk to School Day. Participating elementary schools included Hunter’s Green Elementary, with 120 kids and 35 adults participating, Turner Bartels k-8, with 150 kids and 25 adults participating, Fish Hawk Creek Elementary, with […]
February 15, 2016

State of Florida introduces new driver’s handbook to improve driver education, safety

Photo: Cover of Florida Official Driver’s Handbook (Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) In 2015 Florida introduced a new driver’s test in an effort to improve the standards for driving safely on state roads. However, the new test proved to be much more difficult than the old test and failure rates increased dramatically. The expressed […]
February 17, 2016

Congratulations, Winners of the High School Video Contest!

UPDATE Congratulations to the winners of our High School Student Walk/Bike Safety Video contest! The winners were announced at the February 16 Hillsborough County Public Schools Board Meeting and will also be recognized at the MPO’s March 1st Board Meeting. A huge congratulations goes to… 1st Place! Pedestrian Safety: https://youtu.be/2Zht4WWl0ds by Ethan Huggins and Zuriel Cousins Howard […]
February 26, 2016

The Cost of Crashes

Fact: Pedestrians make up 19% of Florida’s crash-related fatalities and bicyclists make up 5%, totaling $737 million dollars in medical and work loss costs. These numbers aside, the most devastating cost is the loss of the lives of children, parents, brothers, sisters, spouses, partners, and friends who die in crashes each year.   These crashes […]