Hillsborough

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, […]
June 13, 2016

Cycle the City event in Downtown Tampa makes history

“All the best days have yet to come, we have not written the final chapter of Downtown Tampa,” Mayor Bob Buckhorn said to the crowd of cyclists on the morning of Saturday, June 11 in Perry Harvey, Sr. Park at 1201 N Orange St. “A big thanks to the engineers and city staff and most […]
July 11, 2016

TBARTA provides Emergency Ride Home for commuters, supports cycling and walking

Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) offers a free (or low cost) Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program to commuters in the Tampa Bay Area who carpool, vanpool, ride the bus, bicycle or walk to work or school two or more days a week. The program works by providing vouchers to individuals registered in the […]
July 29, 2016

Community partners come together to improve pedestrian safety on Palm Avenue in Ybor City

Many students, tourists, and Tampa residents regularly visit the Historic Ybor City District in Tampa for school, work, and play. Hillsborough Community College (HCC) students and staff, along with local residents, expressed safety concerns for pedestrians walking near the college and Centro Ybor. In response to these concerns, the City of Tampa assembled a Road […]