Enforcement

October 3, 2017

For Florida Bicycle Association (FBA), hard work to change the Move Over law starts to pay off

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, “SB 116 – Operation of Vehicles” was filed in the Florida Senate. The bill supports the Florida Bicycle Association’s (FBA) goal to amend the “Move Over Law” as part of the organization’s “Move Over for People” legislative platform. If signed into law, the bill will require Florida drivers to “vacate […]
October 11, 2017

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay coalition gears up for Fall Summit in St. Petersburg

On Friday, October 20, 2017, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) will host its Fall Regional Summit at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Education and Conference Center in St. Petersburg to celebrate recent accomplishments and plan next steps. The event kicks off at 4pm with a bicycle ride led by Lucas Cruse, Bicyclist and Pedestrian Coordinator […]
November 20, 2017

Largo Police Department celebrates 5th annual Family Safety Day event with bicycle, helmet giveaways

On November 18, 2017, the Largo Police Department held their 5th annual Family Safety Day. Attendees received information from the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay exhibit on pedestrian and bicycle safety. Other exhibits included water safety, gun safety, fire safety, and more. There was also an opportunity to participate in a bike rodeo, where they were taught hands-on safety strategies by the police. Bikes were provided for […]
November 27, 2017

Illegal passing of school buses becomes dangerous local trend, spurs education efforts to keep children safe

In 2016, sixteen year-old Cameron Mayhew was walking to his school bus when he was hit by a motorist illegally passing the stopped bus. Mayhew died the next day. To avoid more tragedies like this one, the Cameron Mayhew Act took effect in Florida on July 1, 2017. This legislation increases the minimum penalty for […]
January 25, 2018

Kenneth City Police Department provides bicycles to those in need at Pinellas Hope

Community partnerships are the key to success as citizens and leaders of the Tampa Bay region work to make bicycling an accessible mode of transportation throughout the area. The Bike/Walk Tampa Bay coalition’s connection to the Kenneth City Police Department is one of these valued and important partnerships, and we want to recognize the work […]