May 16, 2016

Cyclovia Temple Terrace takes back the street

Skateboarders, rollerbladers, unicyclers, stilt-wearers, tandem-bicyclists, and BMX tricksters rolled, spun, and strolled through 56th Street yesterday from Whiteway Drive to Busch Blvd. in Temple Terrace on Sunday, May 15, 2016. It seldom feels 100% free and easy to walk or ride a bicycle here. Typically, traffic flies by at high speeds, but Cyclovia is a […]
May 26, 2016

Local bicycle riders honor fallen cyclists during 2016 Ride of Silence

On May 18, 2016 at 7:00 PM, the 12th anniversary of the worldwide Ride of Silence took place in downtown Tampa. The ride is held during National Bike Month and is meant to “raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways.” The ride began […]
May 27, 2016

FDOT approves 40th Street lane elimination plan

On May 18, 2016, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) approved the 40th Street Lane Elimination Plan. The project, which includes the stretch of 40th Street south of Hillsborough Avenue to Columbus Avenue, will reduce the number of travel lanes from six to four, and install buffered bike lines in each direction. Lane eliminations repurpose […]
June 1, 2016

Community partners repair bikes, talk safety, fit helmets at Mort Elementary

On May 26, 2016, a group of volunteers, parents, teachers, and children gathered at Mort Elementary to celebrate Walk & Roll to School Day in honor of National Bike Month. Bicycle and pedestrian safety presentations were provided and 75 children were fitted with helmets. Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay partnered with University Area Community […]
June 3, 2016

Local Girl Scouts raise funds for bike rack, learn about safety

A Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. It requires Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 to organize a plan that makes a difference in their communities. The Girl Scouts of Troop 966 at Tampa Palms Elementary decided that they wanted to do something for kids to earn their Bronze Award, […]