September 25, 2019

Educating the next generation of drivers

The Teen Traffic Safety Education Program is provided annually to Tampa Bay high school students enrolled in Driver’s Education.  During the 2019/20 school year, the program will impact 48 high schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus and Hernando counties. Students are taught important laws for driving appropriately alongside vulnerable road users, and  for walking and bicycling.   First, students take a pre-test to establish baseline knowledge […]
October 23, 2019

Students across the region participate in Walk to School Day

On October 2, 2019, hundreds of kids from dozens of schools all across the Tampa Bay region participated in International Walk to School Day, along with family members, school personnel, and local advocates. One of the schools participating was Tampa Bay Boulevard Elementary School. City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor joined in the walk. The […]
October 30, 2019

Open Streets St. Pete gets people out of their cars and onto the streets

The fourth annual Open Streets St. Pete event was held on Sunday, October 20. The streets were closed to traffic along Bayshore Drive SE and Dan Wheldon Way in Downtown St. Petersburg, allowing attendees to bike, walk, hula hoop, skate, and otherwise enjoy these roadways free of cars. Dan Wheldon way runs along Albert Whitted […]
December 9, 2019

Holiday Lights Ride showcases Tampa infrastructure, Bicycle Friendly Businesses

On Friday, December 7, 2019 the Tampa Downtown Partnership, City of Tampa, Pedal Power Promoters, the Florida Department of Transportation and Bike/Walk Tampa Bay partnered to host the second annual Holiday Lights Ride. Before the ride, attendees signed up for the Love To Ride program, and participated in a “Best Decorated” contest. The winner received […]
December 9, 2019

Winter Wheelers encourages more people to ride bikes in month of December

December is a fantastic time to ride a bike in Florida. To encourage more people to bicycle, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB), in partnership with the Love to Ride organization, is hosting “Winter Wheelers,” a fun ride challenge. Participating bicyclists log their bike rides on the Love to Ride website and are automatically entered into daily […]