October 11, 2017

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay coalition gears up for Fall Summit in St. Petersburg

On Friday, October 20, 2017, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) will host its Fall Regional Summit at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Education and Conference Center in St. Petersburg to celebrate recent accomplishments and plan next steps. The event kicks off at 4pm with a bicycle ride led by Lucas Cruse, Bicyclist and Pedestrian Coordinator […]
October 27, 2017

Public engagement, investment in community propels Complete Streets St. Pete Implementation Plan progress in 2017

Lucas Cruse, Bicyclist and Pedestrian Coordinator for the City of St. Petersburg, spoke at the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay Fall Summit at the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Education and Conference Center to report on the city’s Complete Streets program and its current progress. The October 20 event took place in Cruse’s city where Complete Streets […]
November 13, 2017

Sidewalk Stompers empower community via school-based walking program, public engagement

The Roosevelt Elementary Sidewalk Stompers is a volunteer organization founded in early 2016 by a group of parents committed to encouraging children to walk to school and providing them safe pedestrian pathways to walk on. The goal is to build a larger community commitment to pedestrian traffic and safety, says Emily Hinsdale, the Stompers’ Co-Founder. […]
November 20, 2017

Largo Police Department celebrates 5th annual Family Safety Day event with bicycle, helmet giveaways

On November 18, 2017, the Largo Police Department held their 5th annual Family Safety Day. Attendees received information from the Bike/Walk Tampa Bay exhibit on pedestrian and bicycle safety. Other exhibits included water safety, gun safety, fire safety, and more. There was also an opportunity to participate in a bike rodeo, where they were taught hands-on safety strategies by the police. Bikes were provided for […]
November 27, 2017

Illegal passing of school buses becomes dangerous local trend, spurs education efforts to keep children safe

In 2016, sixteen year-old Cameron Mayhew was walking to his school bus when he was hit by a motorist illegally passing the stopped bus. Mayhew died the next day. To avoid more tragedies like this one, the Cameron Mayhew Act took effect in Florida on July 1, 2017. This legislation increases the minimum penalty for […]