October 14, 2016

Teen traffic safety education program expands to cover entire Tampa Bay region

The Florida Department of Transportation’s Teen Traffic Safety Education program started in January of 2013. Since then, the program has expanded to all five counties in District 7 (Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus, and Hernando). Traffic safety education gives teens the information they need to be safer on the streets of the Tampa Bay Area.   […]
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 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 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, […]
January 12, 2017

Local agencies and organizations seek to increase and improve bicycle parking facilities for Tampa Bay Area commuters

In recent years, many organizations in the Tampa Bay Area have increased the availability of bicycle parking facilities for employees, students, and customers. These organizations want to encourage bicycle commuting as a measure that bolsters the health and productivity of communities. In Pinellas County, St. Petersburg recently obtained 325 bicycle racks to be distributed throughout […]