February 18, 2020

Pedestrian Safety: What is a Temple Terrace Curb?

In today’s technology-driven environment, drivers are more distracted due to their attachment to smart devices. According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately nine people are killed and more than 1,000 are injured in reported crashes involving a distracted driver every day in the United States. In 2016, almost 6,000 pedestrians were killed by distracted […]
April 2, 2020

Walking, biking, and COVID-19: A regional resource guide

Being diligent during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors. Following a few basic guidelines, like avoiding group rides and making sure to leave a minimum of six feet when next to or when passing another person, means you can enjoy walks and bike rides while still protecting yourself and others […]
April 2, 2020

“Shifting Media Narratives” workshops make headway, move online amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Erin Scheffels, PhD On March 9, 2020, a group of dedicated professionals of various backgrounds and expertise met in St. Petersburg to discuss a new age of bicyclist and pedestrian safety. The workshop was part of a “Road to Zero” grant-funded series provided by the Center for Urban Transportation Research at University of South […]
April 2, 2020

Second annual USF Transportation Day showcases variety of multi-modal options

By Christina Van Allen, Marketing & Communications Officer, Center for Urban Transportation Research at USF The University of South Florida (USF) closed a campus street to motorists for the second annual USF Transportation Day. The transportation celebration focused on sustainable, multi-use, and non-car commuting options in the Tampa Bay region, including bicycles, scooters, and electric […]
June 3, 2020

New pedestrian crossings installed in Tampa Bay region to improve pedestrian safety

You may have noticed new crosswalks while traveling on some of Tampa Bay’s busier roads. These crossings are equipped with HAWK (High-intensity Activated crossWalK) beacons. Officially called “Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons,” but often referred to as “HAWKs” for short, these crosswalks are becoming a mainstream solution across Tampa Bay and throughout the U.S. for helping people […]