Encouragement

June 19, 2017

Panel of local bicyclists share their experiences about riding in the Tampa Bay region.

At the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay “People, Places and Perspectives” event on June 14, 2017, four bicyclists from different backgrounds were invited to participate in a speaker panel to tell their stories about bicycling in the Tampa Bay region. The panel was moderated by BWTB Vice Chair Kent McWaters. Each bicyclist took a few minutes to […]
June 20, 2017

Local “Vision Zero” leaders discuss efforts to make streets safer

The “People, Places and Perspectives” event on June 14, 2017 kicked off with a conversation between Beth Alden, Executive Director of the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Whit Blanton, Executive Director of Forward Pinellas (formerly Pinellas MPO). The conversation was moderated by Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Board Chair Jane Castor, and centered around Vision Zero, […]
June 23, 2017

BlockbyBlock ride in St. Petersburg showcases completed and potential Complete Streets

On June 17, 2017, a group of fifty residents, business owners, and St. Petersburg City Council Vice-Chair Lisa Wheeler-Bowman gathered at Crescent Lake Park for the “BlockbyBlock” ride in St. Petersburg. The ride was a six mile tour of existing and proposed bike routes. Eventually, the routes will connect communities and open up travel opportunities, […]
July 1, 2017

“Lights on Bikes” pop-up pilot experiment held on Busch Boulevard

On June 22, 2017, staff at the Center for Urban Transportation Research piloted a pop-up bicycle light and safety information on Busch Blvd. in Tampa at the intersection of Hyaleah Road. The purpose of the pop-up is to reach bicyclists as they are travelling on a high crash corridor to provide education about bicycle traffic […]
July 6, 2017

Local author Chip Haynes reminds readers that bicycling is both practical and fun

Remember when you learned to ride a bicycle? After days, maybe weeks of practice, it “clicks.” Suddenly, you work well with gravity. You balance effortlessly, feel the wind on your face as you pick up speed, no longer wobbly. But as we grow older we often forget that feeling. Instead of remaining young and free, […]