Enforcement

April 7, 2016

USF’s dedicated police officers increase campus safety through visibility, education, enforcement

The USF Bicycle Squad is a Special Deployment Unit of the USF Police Department. The squad is made up of 10 sworn officers who are bike certified. Officers complete 40 hours of training with the International Police Mountain Bike Association or the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association to become authorized to ride police bikes. Students and […]
May 26, 2016

Local bicycle riders honor fallen cyclists during 2016 Ride of Silence

On May 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM, the 12th anniversary of the worldwide Ride of Silence took place in downtown Tampa. The ride is held during National Bike Month and is meant to “raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways.” The ride began […]
July 26, 2016

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Summer Summit brings community together to discuss regional progress, initiatives

On July 21, 2016, a group of citizens, advocates, transportation professionals and members of allied organizations met at the John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Education and Conference Center in St. Petersburg to attend the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) Summer Summit. The goal of the summit was to discuss and evaluate the region’s bi-annual progress since […]
July 29, 2016

Community partners come together to improve pedestrian safety on Palm Avenue in Ybor City

Many students, tourists, and Tampa residents regularly visit the Historic Ybor City District in Tampa for school, work, and play. Hillsborough Community College (HCC) students and staff, along with local residents, expressed safety concerns for pedestrians walking near the college and Centro Ybor. In response to these concerns, the City of Tampa assembled a Road […]
August 29, 2016

Joanne “Cookie” Kennedy advocates cooperative approach with “Good n Plenty” speech

Joanne “Cookie” Kennedy recently spoke at FDOT’s 2016 Local Agency Safety Summit on January 20th. Kennedy is a Commissioner in Indian Rocks Beach and secretary on the Pinellas County MPO, representing the 10 beach communities along Gulf Boulevard.  According to Kennedy, prioritizing walking and biking at the human level means speaking to people in the […]