Safe Routes to School

November 27, 2017

Illegal passing of school buses becomes dangerous local trend, spurs education efforts to keep children safe

In 2016, sixteen year-old Cameron Mayhew was walking to his school bus when he was hit by a motorist illegally passing the stopped bus. Mayhew died the next day. To avoid more tragedies like this one, the Cameron Mayhew Act took effect in Florida on July 1, 2017. This legislation increases the minimum penalty for […]
February 15, 2018

MORE HEALTH seeks safety coordinators

MORE HEALTH, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, trains instructors to deliver interactive, exciting health education lessons to students, at no charge to school districts, through funding from local businesses, foundations, and state and federal grants. They are currently looking for adults in Pasco, Hillsborough, and Pinellas counties to become Coordinators in their “On the Road […]
May 21, 2018

Kenneth City Police Department hosts “Biking with a Badge” ride

The Kenneth City Police Department (KCPD) hosted a “Biking with a Badge” Event on Thursday, May 17, 2018. The officers truly led a ride around the town, supporting healthy activity for all ages and forming friendships with all who came out to pedal. They used the opportunity to go over cycling laws and rules of […]
October 26, 2018

National Interscholastic Cycling Association launches Florida League

No need to leave the state to go mountain biking now that the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) has launched a Florida chapter! The newly-formed Florida Interscholastic Cycling League (FL NICA) is a mountain biking league for children in grades 6-12 with the goal of encouraging more local children and families to ride bicycles. Florida’s […]
December 18, 2018

Elementary school students receive new bikes and learn new safety skills

December 10, 2018 was a very special day for 46 students at Miles Elementary school in Tampa. That Monday morning, the students at Miles Elementary with the best attendance in kindergarten through grade five, in each respective class, were awarded certificates for free bicycles from WellBuilt Bikes. The University Area CDC provided free bicycle helmets […]