Hillsborough

October 19, 2016

International Walk to School Day 2016 at Chiles Elementary keeps kids, parents moving

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Lawton Chiles Elementary in Tampa invited students, parents, and teachers to walk and bike to school. International Walk to School Day is a global celebration that has been working to encourage alternative modes of transportation that are good for our children since 1997. Chiles Elementary has participated in International Walk […]
October 20, 2016

Plan for shared use bike/walk path connecting USF to Temple Terrace garners local support

Temple Terrace has planned for future population growth since the city’s Mobility Element group was formed by Hillsborough County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in 2004. Since then, a comprehensive plan was developed to analyze current infrastructure and design bicycle/pedestrian improvements for the city to implement as it grows and changes with time. The plan was […]
November 7, 2016

Hillsborough County MPO hosts first Vision Zero workshop to stop traffic deaths, prevent injuries

On October 26, 2016, the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) hosted its first Vision Zero workshop at Ragan Park Community Center in Tampa. “We want people to know what Vision Zero is and recognize it,” said Gena Torres, an Executive Planner for the MPO. The Vision Zero movement began in Sweden and has since […]
November 21, 2016

City of Tampa recognized by League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Community

Over the past year, collective action to improve safety for both cyclists and pedestrians has increased significantly, and continues to increase, to accommodate Tampa’s rising population. Most importantly, the Bay Area’s recent efforts have helped keep our growing multi-modal community safe and connected. Community partners, government agencies, and grassroots organizations have worked together with citizens […]
November 22, 2016

Traffic Skills 101 teaches hands-on safety techniques for bicyclists

On Saturday, November 19, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) hosted a Traffic Skills 101 course. The course was organized by Julie Bond, Senior Research Associate at CUTR and Program Director of BWTB, and taught by local League Cycling Instructor Sharon Monahan. Craig Fox, a BWTB board member, who recently became a League Cycling Instructor back in June, […]