October 31, 2016

Rotary Club of the Gulf Beaches launches new pedestrian safety campaign

Moved to action by the high rate of pedestrian injuries and fatalities along Gulf Boulevard, the Rotary Club of the Gulf Beaches is launching a pedestrian safety campaign in the cities of Treasure Island and Madeira Beach. A press conference announcing the campaign was held Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at the Bilmar Beach Resort, 10650 […]
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 15, 2016

Oldsmar bike rack art aims to support sustainable communities, inspire healthy lifestyles

Cycling is good for the mind, body, and wallet—it is, in a word, sustainable. That is what collaborators in Oldsmar were thinking in February of 2016, when they came up with idea to install the city’s first public bike rack—with a twist.   Oldsmar’s Bike Rack Art Project was a collaboration between the City Fire […]
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, […]