Hillsborough

May 4, 2020

As more people ride bicycles, motorists are reminded to “give three feet” when passing

According to Florida state law, when a motorist overtakes and passes a bicyclist or other non-motorized vehicle on a roadway, the motorist must pass at a safe distance of not less than three feet between the vehicle and the bicycle or other non-motorized vehicle. To remind motorists of this law, decals with the message “Give […]
June 4, 2020

Teen Traffic Safety Education program moves online after schools close

The Teen Traffic Safety Education program is offered to high school students enrolled in driver’s education and health classes in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties in Florida. After schools closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety program temporarily transitioned to an online format. During the 2019-20 school year, 372 in-class presentations […]
July 6, 2020

Tampa Unity Mural Day brings community together and calms traffic

By Austin Britt, Planning Coordinator Intern at Tampa Downtown Partnership The City of Tampa designated Saturday, June 27, 2020 as “Unity Mural Day.” In partnership with many Tampa-based organizations, including The Tampa Downtown Partnership, Greenman-Pedersen, the Children’s Board, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization, Tampa LGBT Chamber, Our Aim Foundation, the Westshore Alliance, and East Tampa […]
July 8, 2020

Work zone safety awareness is key during construction of new HAWKS on Busch Boulevard

Great things are happening on Busch Boulevard in Hillsborough County. Construction recently began to install three new crosswalks, equipped with High-Intensity Activated crossWalK beacons, known as HAWKs. To increase safely for both motorists and road construction workers, a proactive safety awareness campaign is launching to remind motorists to slow down and be aware in work […]
July 9, 2020

Bike racks and fix-it stations installed in Westshore

By Michael Maurino, CNU-A, Director of Transportation and Planning, Westshore Alliance Three new bike racks and fix-it stations are now available for use, thanks to a partnership between the Westshore Alliance and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The racks at Avion Park, Lincoln Gardens Park, and Charles B. Williams Park were funded by FDOT. […]