June 18, 2015

Boy Scout Blvd. gets pedestrian-friendly facelift

Boy Scout Blvd. is new and improved thanks to new sidewalks, crosswalks, bike lanes and roadway resurfacing. This pedestrian-friendly face lift is all part of a newly completed $4.6 million transportation project. Resurfacing spread from O’Brien St. to Dale Mabry Hwy in Tampa’s Westshore district. Wider, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and enhanced crosswalks in the corridor were […]
August 5, 2015

Fletcher Avenue complete streets project wins award

When Fletcher Avenue was identified as an area of high pedestrian crash rates, our friends at Hillsborough County, Florida Department of Transportation, WalkWise Tampa Bay and the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization joined together in an effort to make the area safer – with award winning results! Construction of the $5 million Complete Streets project […]
September 25, 2015

Pedestrian Safety a Priority on 50th Street in Tampa

On September 16, 2015, WalkWise Tampa Bay Ambassadors, public officials, and local law enforcement gathered on 50th street in Tampa near the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa campus.   Thousands of USF students and residents cross this busy road to get to campus, transit stops or other destinations on foot each day. The crosswalks, newly outfitted with flashing beacons, […]
September 30, 2015

WalkWise gives “Key To Safety” to Florida Travelers

For the past three summers, guests at hotels along Gulf Boulevard in St. Petersburg walked safer on the streets thanks to a pedestrian safety tip card insert that came along with their room key card. Our friends at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) and the Tampa Bay Beaches […]
October 8, 2015

Safe Routes to School programs encourage children and parents to walk, bike to school

Safe Routes to School currently funds a variety education programs to encourage parents and children to walk or bike to school. The programs, led by USF/CUTR, All Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and More Health Inc., cover the following counties: Polk, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco. Community events, like bike rodeos, help […]