October 8, 2015

Pedestrian safety efforts create ongoing positive change on Gulf Boulevard

According to a 2015 report by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), crashes have decreased on Gulf Boulevard/SR699, between Florida State Road 682 and 5th Avenue/Walsingham Road. Overall, crashes have decreased since efforts to improve pedestrian safety were initiated in 2010. The report concludes that fatalities within crosswalks have decreased with the installation of flashing […]
November 23, 2015

Vanpools making roads safer for bicyclists and pedestrians

Are you interested in creating a safer environment for pedestrians and bicyclists while also saving money on your daily commute? Look no further than the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) Vanpool program. Through the program, you’ll join a group of 5 to 15 people who all volunteer to participate in a ridesharing agreement […]
November 30, 2015

Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay successfully forms Walking School Buses and Bicycle Trains

Since 2008, Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay has provided pedestrian and bicycle safety programs for over 35 participating schools in Tampa, Florida. The program has been highly successful with school participation, school district support, parent trainings, and support from transportation agencies county-wide. Staff created ways for a more sustainable “walking school bus” program for […]
December 1, 2015

Teen Traffic Safety Program provides education to prevent traffic deaths

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U. S. (CDC, 2015). In Florida alone, there were more than 30,000 crashes involving teenagers in 2014 (FLHSMV, 2015). The Teen Traffic Safety Program gives presentations in high schools in the Tampa Area to reach all students enrolled in driver education or health […]
December 3, 2015

Univision covers pedestrian and bicycle efforts

Univision ran a news segment on our efforts to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety, and our kickoff summit! Check out the story below