June 15, 2017

Leo Rodgers delivers inspirational keynote speech at People, Places, Perspectives event

On December 1, 2007, local bicyclist Leo Rodgers was in a motorcycle crash that cost him his leg. On June 14, 2017, he gave a speech about what his injury taught him, one of many ways he has come to inspire others since he started riding a bicycle for transportation, exercise, and athletic achievement, riding […]
June 19, 2017

Inaugural Bike/Walk Tampa Bay award ceremony celebrates the local bicycle community.

On June 14, 2017, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay hosted its inaugural Awards Ceremony at the “People, Places, and Perspectives” event. The purpose of the event was to bring the conversation about bicycling and walking to the public. “People, Places, and Perspectives” featured equal input from experts and local bicyclists, and the Awards celebrated community members for […]
June 19, 2017

Panel of local bicyclists share their experiences about riding in the Tampa Bay region.

At the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay “People, Places and Perspectives” event on June 14, 2017, four bicyclists from different backgrounds were invited to participate in a speaker panel to tell their stories about bicycling in the Tampa Bay region. The panel was moderated by BWTB Vice Chair Kent McWaters. Each bicyclist took a few minutes to […]
June 20, 2017

Local “Vision Zero” leaders discuss efforts to make streets safer

The “People, Places and Perspectives” event on June 14, 2017 kicked off with a conversation between Beth Alden, Executive Director of the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Whit Blanton, Executive Director of Forward Pinellas (formerly Pinellas MPO). The conversation was moderated by Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Board Chair Jane Castor, and centered around Vision Zero, […]
June 23, 2017

BlockbyBlock ride in St. Petersburg showcases completed and potential Complete Streets

On June 17, 2017, a group of fifty residents, business owners, and St. Petersburg City Council Vice-Chair Lisa Wheeler-Bowman gathered at Crescent Lake Park for the “BlockbyBlock” ride in St. Petersburg. The ride was a six mile tour of existing and proposed bike routes. Eventually, the routes will connect communities and open up travel opportunities, […]