July 1, 2017

“Lights on Bikes” pop-up pilot experiment held on Busch Boulevard

On June 22, 2017, staff at the Center for Urban Transportation Research piloted a pop-up bicycle light and safety information on Busch Blvd. in Tampa at the intersection of Hyaleah Road. The purpose of the pop-up is to reach bicyclists as they are travelling on a high crash corridor to provide education about bicycle traffic […]
July 5, 2017

Police cruisers and other local agency vehicles to display “3 Feet Law” decals prominently on rear windshields

Law enforcement cruisers and other agency vehicles in the region will display the message “Share the Road – 3 Feet, It’s the Law” on their vehicles. The decals extend along the width of the vehicles’ rear windshields where they are easy for other drivers to see. The message reminds drivers they are required by law […]
July 6, 2017

Local author Chip Haynes reminds readers that bicycling is both practical and fun

Remember when you learned to ride a bicycle? After days, maybe weeks of practice, it “clicks.” Suddenly, you work well with gravity. You balance effortlessly, feel the wind on your face as you pick up speed, no longer wobbly. But as we grow older we often forget that feeling. Instead of remaining young and free, […]
July 17, 2017

South Seminole Heights residents come together to paint mandala in intersection

“If Portland can do it, why can’t we?” That was the question Carla Gorman asked her fellow board members of the South Seminole Heights Civic Association almost a year ago. “Why can’t we paint our intersections?” Turns out we can. William Porth, Traffic Studies and Safety Coordinator for the City of Tampa, and a founding […]
July 20, 2017

Construction contract now in place for new protected cycle track coming to Jackson Street in Downtown Tampa

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is building the first-ever cycle track on a state roadway this year in Downtown Tampa. The project was awarded to a contractor in May, and a construction contract is now in place. The cycle track, which will run along the north side of Jackson Street (State Road 60) from […]