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 […]
July 29, 2016

Community partners come together to improve pedestrian safety on Palm Avenue in Ybor City

Many students, tourists, and Tampa residents regularly visit the Historic Ybor City District in Tampa for school, work, and play. Hillsborough Community College (HCC) students and staff, along with local residents, expressed safety concerns for pedestrians walking near the college and Centro Ybor. In response to these concerns, the City of Tampa assembled a Road […]
August 29, 2016

Joanne “Cookie” Kennedy advocates cooperative approach with “Good n Plenty” speech

Joanne “Cookie” Kennedy recently spoke at FDOT’s 2016 Local Agency Safety Summit on January 20th. Kennedy is a Commissioner in Indian Rocks Beach and secretary on the Pinellas County MPO, representing the 10 beach communities along Gulf Boulevard.  According to Kennedy, prioritizing walking and biking at the human level means speaking to people in the […]
September 2, 2016

Forward Pinellas partners with FDOT to create green bike lanes on Gulf Boulevard

The beach communities in Pinellas County are beautiful places to vacation, live, and work, but travel along Gulf Boulevard, the main road leading to the beaches, is notoriously congested and often considered dangerous, especially for bicyclists and pedestrians. Over recent years, targeted efforts in engineering, education and enforcement have contributed to a decline in pedestrian […]
September 12, 2016

WalkWise Tampa Bay presenters teach safety at Middleton High School

At the beginning of the school year, Middleton High School students gathered in the school’s auditorium for a WalkWise Tampa Bay presentation, to learn about ways to safely walk or bike to and from school. The high school is located just off Hillsborough Avenue in Tampa, a busy corridor that many Middleton students must cross […]