March 23, 2016

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay talks bicycling across the region on 88.5 WMNF Sustainable Living Program

On March 14th, 2016, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) Program Director Julie Bond, retired Police Chief and BWTB Chair Jane Castor, and BWTB Board Member Carrie Waite discussed bicycling  with WMNF radio host Jon Butts in honor of Florida Bike Month. The listener-supported talk show addresses sustainability issues, and this broadcast brought us together to discuss […]
March 30, 2016

Local volunteers receive training, help children bike and walk to school safely

On March 17, 2016, a group of local citizens and professionals gathered at the University Area Community Development Center to train staff to fit children with bicycle helmets. Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay, WalkWise Tampa Bay, the Center for Urban Transportation Research, and the Florida Department of Transportation worked together to provide safety tips […]
April 1, 2016

“Bikes on Buses” enhances mobility, increases options for Tampa riders

“Bikes on Buses” enhances mobility, increases options for Bay area riders Ever take the bus or trolley somewhere and wish you had your bicycle when you arrived at your destination? Maybe a park is nearby; perhaps a trail entrance or a bike route to the beach. Maybe you need your bike because you ride the […]
April 5, 2016

Bicycle Action Committee makes biking safe and easy for USF students, employees

The University of South Florida Bicycle Action Committee was founded by Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Program Director, Julie Bond. Since, the group has been working to make USF a bicycle friendly campus. “I wanted to bring everyone together to make biking a priority on USF’s campus,” she says.   Students at University of South Florida are […]
April 7, 2016

USF’s dedicated police officers increase campus safety through visibility, education, enforcement

The USF Bicycle Squad is a Special Deployment Unit of the USF Police Department. The squad is made up of 10 sworn officers who are bike certified. Officers complete 40 hours of training with the International Police Mountain Bike Association or the Law Enforcement Bicycle Association to become authorized to ride police bikes. Students and […]