Enforcement

December 1, 2016

University of South Florida named Silver Bicycle Friendly University by League of American Bicyclists

On November 29, 2016, the League of American Bicyclists designated the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa campus as a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly University. USF made the announcement at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR). There are numerous programs and amenities on campus such as on-site bicycle registration, a network of bicycle repair stations, […]
January 18, 2017

New round of grants boosts local law enforcement efforts to keep streets safe for pedestrians and bicyclists

For the past few years, High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) grants have assisted area law enforcement agencies in their efforts to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe on the streets. The grant funds come from the Florida Department of Transportation and are managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. The […]
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 13, 2017

Operation Blindspot event raises awareness for pedestrian safety issues with group walk

On March 9, the first Operation Blindspot event was held in Treasure Island and Madeira Beach. Participants walked from the Treasure Island Community Center to the St. Petersburg Lions Club Beach House to raise awareness about pedestrian safety, especially regarding pedestrians who are blind. Steve Yost is a retired civil engineer and a member of […]
March 24, 2017

Kenneth City’s “Biking with a Badge” event brings residents and law enforcement together

For this year’s Florida Bike Month, the Kenneth City Police Department wanted to do more than simply give bikes away, says Community Policing Officer Brittani Berg. On Wednesday, March 15, the police department held its second “Biking with a Badge” event. “We want to encourage that sense of fun and accomplishment that comes with group […]