February 28, 2017

Florida Bicycle Association (FBA) advocates for legislative change to ensure safety, rights for bicyclists

WHEREAS, the Legislature recognizes that everyone must share the road. The above sentence is written in Florida Senate Bill 408: Highway Safety. The bill is currently under review by the Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, as subcommittee members examine amendments designed to make sharing the road safer for both bicyclists and motorists. The […]
March 6, 2017

Pedestrian and bicyclist safety, accessibility are public health priorities in St. Petersburg

City staff have been working with the Pinellas County Florida Department of Health on the Partnerships to Improve Community Health (PICH) program. The purpose of the program is to improve access and awareness of healthy activity options in Pinellas County. The City of St. Petersburg is moving forward with a plan to improve both knowledge […]
March 10, 2017

ShiftStPete works to improve transportation infrastructure at the community level

ShiftStPete is a grassroots organization seeking structural change and improvements to mobility conditions for all bicyclists and pedestrians in St. Petersburg. The St. Pete community is a vibrant and progressive one, and ShiftStPete is one of many examples of people coming together to advocate for what matters to them. For the folks at ShiftStPete, what […]
March 13, 2017

Operation Blindspot event raises awareness for pedestrian safety issues with group walk

On March 9, the first Operation Blindspot event was held in Treasure Island and Madeira Beach. Participants walked from the Treasure Island Community Center to the St. Petersburg Lions Club Beach House to raise awareness about pedestrian safety, especially regarding pedestrians who are blind. Steve Yost is a retired civil engineer and a member of […]
March 16, 2017

Upcoming Complete Streets Workshops in St. Petersburg seek public input on bike/walk projects, priorities

Monday, March 20, 2017 kicks off a series of public workshops in St. Petersburg as the city moves forward with its Complete Streets Implementation Plan. According to Smart Growth America, “Complete Streets” are streets for everyone. They are designed and operated to enable safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders […]