Hillsborough

June 19, 2017

Panel of local bicyclists share their experiences about riding in the Tampa Bay region.

At the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay “People, Places and Perspectives” event on June 14, 2017, four bicyclists from different backgrounds were invited to participate in a speaker panel to tell their stories about bicycling in the Tampa Bay region. The panel was moderated by BWTB Vice Chair Kent McWaters. Each bicyclist took a few minutes to […]
June 20, 2017

Local “Vision Zero” leaders discuss efforts to make streets safer

The “People, Places and Perspectives” event on June 14, 2017 kicked off with a conversation between Beth Alden, Executive Director of the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Whit Blanton, Executive Director of Forward Pinellas (formerly Pinellas MPO). The conversation was moderated by Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Board Chair Jane Castor, and centered around Vision Zero, […]
July 1, 2017

“Lights on Bikes” pop-up pilot experiment held on Busch Boulevard

On June 22, 2017, staff at the Center for Urban Transportation Research piloted a pop-up bicycle light and safety information on Busch Blvd. in Tampa at the intersection of Hyaleah Road. The purpose of the pop-up is to reach bicyclists as they are travelling on a high crash corridor to provide education about bicycle traffic […]
July 5, 2017

Police cruisers and other local agency vehicles to display “3 Feet Law” decals prominently on rear windshields

Law enforcement cruisers and other agency vehicles in the region will display the message “Share the Road – 3 Feet, It’s the Law” on their vehicles. The decals extend along the width of the vehicles’ rear windshields where they are easy for other drivers to see. The message reminds drivers they are required by law […]
July 17, 2017

South Seminole Heights residents come together to paint mandala in intersection

“If Portland can do it, why can’t we?” That was the question Carla Gorman asked her fellow board members of the South Seminole Heights Civic Association almost a year ago. “Why can’t we paint our intersections?” Turns out we can. William Porth, Traffic Studies and Safety Coordinator for the City of Tampa, and a founding […]