Hillsborough

May 25, 2018

Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit wins “Future of the Region” award

he Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) held their 26th Annual Future of the Region Awards program on Friday, May 19. The first-ever Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit held on February 27 received an award in the category of Transportation and Mobility. Beth Alden, Executive Director of the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization, accepted the award […]
June 4, 2018

Boy in wheelchair receives a very special bike from Tampa police

Do you remember your first bicycle? At any age, that feeling of empowerment, freedom, and fun all mingled together when feet pedal a bike into motion can be truly magical. What does it mean for a child who is a wheelchair user and can’t ride a bicycle, though? Fortunately for Alexi Martinez, a boy in […]
June 20, 2018

Remembering Sam Lougheed

Sam Lougheed, founder and owner of Sam’s Bike Worx, LLC, passed away on June 2, 2018. Educated as a plumber, he had a love for all things mechanical, especially bicycles and motorcycles. His dream was to own his own bike shop. As part of that dream, he started Sam’s Bike Worx, a mobile bicycle repair […]
June 26, 2018

Vision Zero Hillsborough shows what a difference a little paint can make

Vision Zero Hillsborough is an initiative of the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). A Vision Zero policy establishes a goal of reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero, typically by a target date. As part of the Vision Zero initiative, the MPO identified several high-crash corridors, and decided to showcase their “Paint Saves Lives” […]
July 20, 2018

Summer Summit brings community together to move region forward

On July 19, 2018, the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) Advisory Board  hosted its Summer Summit at the University Mall in Uptown Tampa. Nearly 100 regional stakeholders and members of the public gathered together to participate in conversations about bicycling and walking. Prior to the official start of the summit, some attendees took a tour of […]