April 2, 2020

Second annual USF Transportation Day showcases variety of multi-modal options

By Christina Van Allen, Marketing & Communications Officer, Center for Urban Transportation Research at USF The University of South Florida (USF) closed a campus street to motorists for the second annual USF Transportation Day. The transportation celebration focused on sustainable, multi-use, and non-car commuting options in the Tampa Bay region, including bicycles, scooters, and electric […]
June 3, 2020

New pedestrian crossings installed in Tampa Bay region to improve pedestrian safety

You may have noticed new crosswalks while traveling on some of Tampa Bay’s busier roads. These crossings are equipped with HAWK (High-intensity Activated crossWalK) beacons. Officially called “Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons,” but often referred to as “HAWKs” for short, these crosswalks are becoming a mainstream solution across Tampa Bay and throughout the U.S. for helping people […]
June 3, 2020

Bicyclist and pedestrian safety presentations now offered online to groups and individuals

As part of the Walk Bike Drive awareness campaign, virtual presentations with a live instructor are now available for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Like the in-person programs, the new online presentations are interactive and provide a fun way to test participant knowledge and hear the latest safety information. Presentations generally last one hour, including a […]
June 4, 2020

Teen Traffic Safety Education program moves online after schools close

The Teen Traffic Safety Education program is offered to high school students enrolled in driver’s education and health classes in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties in Florida. After schools closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the safety program temporarily transitioned to an online format. During the 2019-20 school year, 372 in-class presentations […]
July 6, 2020

Tampa Unity Mural Day brings community together and calms traffic

By Austin Britt, Planning Coordinator Intern at Tampa Downtown Partnership The City of Tampa designated Saturday, June 27, 2020 as “Unity Mural Day.” In partnership with many Tampa-based organizations, including The Tampa Downtown Partnership, Greenman-Pedersen, the Children’s Board, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization, Tampa LGBT Chamber, Our Aim Foundation, the Westshore Alliance, and East Tampa […]