Engineering

February 18, 2020

Pedestrian Safety: What is a Temple Terrace Curb?

In today’s technology-driven environment, drivers are more distracted due to their attachment to smart devices. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in reported crashes involving a distracted driver every day in the United States. In 2016, almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed by distracted […]
April 2, 2020

Second annual USF Transportation Day showcases variety of multi-modal options

By Christina Van Allen, Marketing & Communications Officer, Center for Urban Transportation Research at USF The University of South Florida (USF) closed a campus street to motorists for the second annual USF Transportation Day. The transportation celebration focused on sustainable, multi-use, and non-car commuting options in the Tampa Bay region, including bicycles, scooters, and electric […]
June 3, 2020

New pedestrian crossings installed in Tampa Bay region to improve pedestrian safety

You may have noticed new crosswalks while traveling on some of Tampa Bay’s busier roads. These crossings are equipped with “Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons,” (PHBs)  which are becoming a mainstream solution across Tampa Bay and throughout the U.S. for helping people cross busy roadways safely and efficiently. One of the many benefits of installing a PHB […]
July 8, 2020

Work zone safety awareness is key during construction of new beacons on Busch Boulevard

Great things are happening on Busch Boulevard in Hillsborough County. Construction recently began to install three new crosswalks, equipped with Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons. To increase safely for both motorists and road construction workers, a proactive safety awareness campaign is launching to remind motorists to slow down and be aware in work zones. Motorists traveling along […]
July 9, 2020

Drive on Park Boulevard? New campaign launches to improve safety

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven recently installed three Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons, on Park Boulevard, providing more options for people walking to safely cross the busy roadway. Bike/Walk Tampa Bay is launching an education campaign as part of its Walk Bike Drive program for motorists driving along the corridor. An informational card about […]