February 1, 2018

Safety Harbor Walkability Audit Provides Future Solutions

BY ALICIA PARINELLO, AICP PLANNER, FORWARD PINELLAS For communities looking to become safer and more accessible to all modes of travel, a walkability audit can be part of the answer. Recently, the City of Safety Harbor and Forward Pinellas conducted a walkability audit. Prior to the audit, Forward Pinellas staff reviewed the concept of 20-minute […]
February 12, 2018

New League Cycling Instructors certified to teach in Tampa Bay region

On Sunday, February 11, 2018, 10 candidates completed a three-day seminar at the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) on the University of South Florida’s Tampa campus in Hillsborough County, to become League Cycling Instructors (LCIs). Julie Bond, Senior Researcher at the Center for Urban Transportation Research and Program Director for Bike/Walk Tampa Bay, organized and hosted […]
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 […]
February 28, 2018

Regional and national leaders speak at Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit

On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, regional and nationally-renowned transportation experts came together for the first-ever Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit, held at the Glazer Children’s Museum in downtown Tampa. The summit, hosted by the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) with support from four other Gulf Coast area MPOs, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay, the Florida Department of […]
March 1, 2018

Steve Brown named the 2018 Michael R. Schwaid Bicyclist of the Year

In early 2017, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) presented its first Bicyclist of the Year award to Michael R. Schwaid, who was known by many as “Michael on Bicycle.” Michael was honored for his passion for bicycling, and his courage and resilience in getting back on his bicycle after being rear-ended by a motorist with a […]