Engineering

July 9, 2020

Bike racks and fix-it stations installed in Westshore

By Michael Maurino, CNU-A, Director of Transportation and Planning, Westshore Alliance Three new bike racks and fix-it stations are now available for use, thanks to a partnership between the Westshore Alliance and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The racks at Avion Park, Lincoln Gardens Park, and Charles B. Williams Park were funded by FDOT. […]
October 13, 2020

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month – Videos highlight work zone and crosswalk safety

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven is in the process of installing four new Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons on Busch Boulevard in Tampa, providing more options for people walking to safely cross the busy roadway. To support this effort, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay, as part of its Walk Bike Drive program, produced two safety PSA […]
December 9, 2020

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) education on Busch & Park Boulevards

An education initiative was recently launched for pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHBs) located on Park Boulevard in Pinellas County and on Busch Boulevard in Hillsborough County. Ginger Regalado, FDOT District Seven, shared details from the Walk Bike Drive PHB safety education campaign at the BWTB Forum. Some key strategies for reaching diverse audiences include roadside billboards, […]
February 4, 2021

Signal cabinet art increases pedestrian awareness and encourages crosswalk use

Placing colorful and engaging artwork near sidewalks and crosswalks is a great way to reach people walking and makes streets more inviting. Ginger Regalado, Bicyclist & Pedestrian Program Manager for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven, saw an opportunity to place artwork where people walking would see the art—on signal cabinets adjacent to […]
April 12, 2021

University of South Florida recognized as Silver-Level Bicycle Friendly University by League of American Bicyclists

The University of South Florida (USF) Tampa campus named a Silver-level Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM in 2021 by the League of American Bicyclists, the premier grassroots advocacy organization encouraging better bicycling and protecting the rights of people who bike. The award recognizes USF’s achievement in providing safe, accessible bicycling on campus. USF St. Petersburg campus was previously […]