Encouragement

May 4, 2016

FDOT to analyze Strava data to understand traffic patterns of pedestrians and cyclists

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has recently purchased data from the Strava application, known as “the social network for athletes,” according to the application’s website. Strava data will help the FDOT to understand the activities of local walkers, runners, and cyclists. Data from Strava provides the FDOT with the opportunity to understand pedestrian and […]
May 16, 2016

Cyclovia Temple Terrace takes back the street

Skateboarders, rollerbladers, unicyclers, stilt-wearers, tandem-bicyclists, and BMX tricksters rolled, spun, and strolled through 56th Street yesterday from Whiteway Drive to Busch Blvd. in Temple Terrace on Sunday, May 15, 2016. It seldom feels 100% free and easy to walk or ride a bicycle here. Typically, traffic flies by at high speeds, but Cyclovia is a […]
June 1, 2016

Community partners repair bikes, talk safety, fit helmets at Mort Elementary

On May 26, 2016, a group of volunteers, parents, teachers, and children gathered at Mort Elementary to celebrate Walk & Roll to School Day in honor of National Bike Month. Bicycle and pedestrian safety presentations were provided and 75 children were fitted with helmets. Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay partnered with University Area Community […]
June 3, 2016

Local Girl Scouts raise funds for bike rack, learn about safety

A Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. It requires Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 to organize a plan that makes a difference in their communities. The Girl Scouts of Troop 966 at Tampa Palms Elementary decided that they wanted to do something for kids to earn their Bronze Award, […]
June 6, 2016

Gulf Blvd. visitors receive Key to Safety cards from local hotels

Key to Safety cards are friendly reminders to pedestrians to play it safe while exploring the streets by the beach. Each card includes pocket-sized safety tips. WalkWise Tampa Bay distributed 60,000 of the cards prior to this year. This year, an additional 50,000 cards have been provided to be included in hotel key card packages, […]