Safe Routes to School

April 28, 2019

Florida Bicycle Association names Lucy Gonzalez Educator of the Year

Congratulations to Lucy Gonzalez, Safe Routes to School Coordinator, who has just been named the 2018 Educator of the Year by Florida Bicycle Association. In addition to coordinating Safe Routes to School programs for Marion, Lake, and Sumter counties in Florida, Lucy regularly assists Bike/Walk Tampa Bay with on-the-street education and other outreach activities. Lucy […]
October 23, 2019

Students across the region participate in Walk to School Day

On October 2, 2019, hundreds of kids from dozens of schools all across the Tampa Bay region participated in International Walk to School Day, along with family members, school personnel, and local advocates. One of the schools participating was Tampa Bay Boulevard Elementary School. City of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor joined in the walk. The […]
February 18, 2020

Fourth grader’s green bike lane project wins top prize at Hillsborough Regional STEM Fair

Fourth grader, Teagan, often rides her bike to school. When arriving and departing from school, she noticed that parents were often idling their vehicles in the bike lane while waiting to pick up or drop off their children. She had an idea: what if the bike lane was painted? Would it be more noticeable to […]
July 8, 2020

Meet one of Tampa Bay’s youngest walking advocates

By Emily Hinsdale, president of Sidewalk Stompers, Inc., a nonprofit promoting walking and biking to school. Mikey is 10 and walks a quick quarter mile to school everyday. “It lets me have quality time with my family and I can exercise,” said Mikey. He walks with his parents and sister (who will be joining him […]
December 9, 2020

Celebrating International Walk/Bike to School Day 2020

By Emily Hinsdale, president of Sidewalk Stompers, Inc. a nonprofit promoting walking and bicycling to school. How do you celebrate International Walk/Bike to School Day during a pandemic? With enthusiasm! Students from all over Hillsborough County School District participated in this year’s event on Wednesday, October 7. For some, this meant walking or biking to […]