Hillsborough

April 5, 2016

Bicycle Action Committee makes biking safe and easy for USF students, employees

The University of South Florida Bicycle Action Committee was founded by Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Program Director, Julie Bond. Since, the group has been working to make USF a bicycle friendly campus. “I wanted to bring everyone together to make biking a priority on USF’s campus,” she says.   Students at University of South Florida are […]
April 7, 2016

USF’s dedicated police officers increase campus safety through visibility, education, enforcement

The USF Bicycle Squad is a Special Deployment Unit of the USF Police Department. The squad is made up of 10 sworn officers who are bike certified. Officers complete 40 hours of training with the International Police Mountain Bike Association or the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association to become authorized to ride police bikes. Students and […]
April 8, 2016

OneBusAway app provides real-time transit info

Many of us are familiar with current transportation technologies like Uber and Lyft: download an application, enter your credit card information, find drivers, wait a few minutes, and get picked up. But what if you could pay much less and reap similar benefits by taking the bus? According to Dr. Sean Barbeau, you can. Barbeau […]
April 20, 2016

Recent study suggests improvements to bike/walk facilities in Seminole Heights

On Tuesday, April 19th, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) presented the outcomes of a recent transportation study at the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association (OSHNA) board meeting. The study was conducted in cooperation with FDOT and the City of Tampa and considered alternatives to the current configuration of Florida Avenue and Tampa Street/Highland Avenue, […]
April 26, 2016

Safe Routes to School’s “Walking School Bus” makes a difference at Mort Elementary, parent says

Lashonda Copeland is the lead “Walking School Bus” driver at Mort Elementary. She is a mother of four, and two of her children attend school at Mort. Lashonda and her co-leader Lou Anne Charles lead 22 children to school and back each day with the help of two other volunteers. On March 29, 2016 Lashonda […]