Encouragement

February 24, 2017

Plant City seeks feedback from community in efforts to become bikeable, walkable

A Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is currently in the process of being developed for Plant City. The Hillsborough MPO is working to provide safe walking and bicycling routes that connect residents with local businesses and create links between recreation areas. On Thursday, February 2, an open-house format community meeting was held at the Bruton […]
February 28, 2017

Florida Bicycle Association (FBA) advocates for legislative change to ensure safety, rights for bicyclists

WHEREAS, the Legislature recognizes that everyone must share the road. The above sentence is written in Florida Senate Bill 408: Highway Safety. The bill is currently under review by the Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, as subcommittee members examine amendments designed to make sharing the road safer for both bicyclists and motorists. The […]
March 1, 2017

Florida Bike Month events span the region, encourage bicycling

March is the perfect time of year to ride a bicycle in Florida, so much so that the Florida Bicycle Association designates March as Florida Bike Month due to the wonderful weather. March is also a great time to try cycling; there will be plenty of events celebrating bicycling and providing opportunities to participate in […]
March 3, 2017

St. Petersburg Bike Share program launched, full program implementation underway

The Coast Bike Share Program is now extended from Tampa to St. Petersburg. In November, the soft launch (Phase 1) of the program included the installation of 10 Bike Share hub locations, where bikes can be picked up and dropped off, and 100 demo bikes. A launch event for Phase I of the program was […]
March 6, 2017

Pedestrian and bicyclist safety, accessibility are public health priorities in St. Petersburg

City staff have been working with the Pinellas County Florida Department of Health on the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) program. The purpose of the program is to improve access and awareness of healthy activity options in Pinellas County. The City of St. Petersburg is moving forward with a plan to improve both knowledge […]