Safe Routes to School

April 26, 2016

Safe Routes to School’s “Walking School Bus” makes a difference at Mort Elementary, parent says

Lashonda Copeland is the lead “Walking School Bus” driver at Mort Elementary. She is a mother of four, and two of her children attend school at Mort. Lashonda and her co-leader Lou Anne Charles lead 22 children to school and back each day with the help of two other volunteers. On March 29, 2016 Lashonda […]
June 1, 2016

Community partners repair bikes, talk safety, fit helmets at Mort Elementary

On May 26, 2016, a group of volunteers, parents, teachers, and children gathered at Mort Elementary to celebrate Walk & Roll to School Day in honor of National Bike Month. Bicycle and pedestrian safety presentations were provided and 75 children were fitted with helmets. Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay partnered with University Area Community […]
June 3, 2016

Local Girl Scouts raise funds for bike rack, learn about safety

A Bronze Award is the highest honor a Junior Girl Scout can achieve. It requires Girl Scouts in grades 4-5 to organize a plan that makes a difference in their communities. The Girl Scouts of Troop 966 at Tampa Palms Elementary decided that they wanted to do something for kids to earn their Bronze Award, […]
July 26, 2016

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Summer Summit brings community together to discuss regional progress, initiatives

On July 21, 2016, a group of citizens, advocates, transportation professionals and members of allied organizations met at the John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Education and Conference Center in St. Petersburg to attend the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) Summer Summit. The goal of the summit was to discuss and evaluate the region’s bi-annual progress since […]
October 19, 2016

International Walk to School Day 2016 at Chiles Elementary keeps kids, parents moving

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Lawton Chiles Elementary in Tampa invited students, parents, and teachers to walk and bike to school. International Walk to School Day is a global celebration that has been working to encourage alternative modes of transportation that are good for our children since 1997. Chiles Elementary has participated in International Walk […]