Engineering

February 10, 2016

Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation plans to connect the region’s bike/walk paths

On February 4th, 2016, The Florida Greenways & Trails Foundation held a board meeting to discuss the future of local and regional shared-use and non-motorized trails. The Foundation is Florida’s chief advocacy organization for non-motorized trails & greenways, and supports expanding public access for all Florida residents and visitors to enhance recreational opportunities, safety, livability, […]
February 26, 2016

The Cost of Crashes

Fact: Pedestrians make up 19% of Florida’s crash-related fatalities and bicyclists make up 5%, totaling $737 million dollars in medical and work loss costs. These numbers aside, the most devastating cost is the loss of the lives of children, parents, brothers, sisters, spouses, partners, and friends who die in crashes each year.   These crashes […]
March 9, 2016

Recent research recommends stronger connections between public transit and public trails in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties

On March 3, 2016, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida premiered a webcast entitled “Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida.” The webcast was presented by Sara J. Hendricks, AICP to announce the findings of her most recent research. Hendricks is a Senior Research […]
March 23, 2016

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay talks bicycling across the region on 88.5 WMNF Sustainable Living Program

On March 14th, 2016, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) Program Director Julie Bond, retired Police Chief and BWTB Chair Jane Castor, and BWTB Board Member Carrie Waite discussed bicycling  with WMNF radio host Jon Butts in honor of Florida Bike Month. The listener-supported talk show addresses sustainability issues, and this broadcast brought us together to discuss […]
April 5, 2016

Bicycle Action Committee makes biking safe and easy for USF students, employees

The University of South Florida Bicycle Action Committee was founded by Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Program Director, Julie Bond. Since, the group has been working to make USF a bicycle friendly campus. “I wanted to bring everyone together to make biking a priority on USF’s campus,” she says.   Students at University of South Florida are […]