November 7, 2016

Hillsborough County MPO hosts first Vision Zero workshop to stop traffic deaths, prevent injuries

On October 26, 2016, the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) hosted its first Vision Zero workshop at Ragan Park Community Center in Tampa. “We want people to know what Vision Zero is and recognize it,” said Gena Torres, an Executive Planner for the MPO. The Vision Zero movement began in Sweden and has since […]
January 13, 2017

“Paint the Intersection” transforms public spaces into art

Speeding vehicles, excessive traffic, and frustrated commuters have become pressing safety issues in Tampa’s residential areas. Many engineering efforts to build better roadways and implement traffic treatments are underway, however this work takes time. Quick road fixes that only require a little paint can often be implemented to improve safety in the interim–the “Paint Saves […]
January 18, 2017

New round of grants boosts local law enforcement efforts to keep streets safe for pedestrians and bicyclists

For the past few years, High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) grants have assisted area law enforcement agencies in their efforts to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe on the streets. The grant funds come from the Florida Department of Transportation and are managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida. The […]
January 25, 2017

Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals opens new Tampa Bay Chapter

The Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals (APBP) has just opened a new chapter in the Tampa Bay Region. The mission of APBP “is to grow the pedestrian and bicycle profession and its influence by facilitating the exchange of professional and technical knowledge, elevating practitioners’ skills and defining the field.” Chapter members are given access to […]
January 26, 2017

HART expands Fresh Food On-the-Go Farmers Market to second location

The Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART) has taken a step forward in its quest to empower the community to live healthier, longer and stronger lives. Local transit supports bicycling and walking by shortening commutes and transporting bicycles on buses, and HART considers healthy food necessary fuel for those activities. HART and their partner Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful launched […]