October 13, 2020

October is National Pedestrian Safety Month – Videos highlight work zone and crosswalk safety

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven is in the process of installing four new Pedestrian Hybrid Beacons on Busch Boulevard in Tampa, providing more options for people walking to safely cross the busy roadway. To support this effort, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay, as part of its Walk Bike Drive program, produced two safety PSA […]
December 9, 2020

Introducing our new Advisory Board Chair Dave Andreychuk

Dave Andreychuk was nominated and confirmed as Bike/Walk Tampa Bay’s advisory board chair in October 2020. He is the second person to fill this position, following Mayor Jane Castor, who served as the inaugural Chair from 2015-2019, before being elected mayor of the City of Tampa in 2019. Mr. Andreychuk is a former National Hockey […]
December 9, 2020

Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon (PHB) education on Busch & Park Boulevards

An education initiative was recently launched for pedestrian hybrid beacons (PHBs) located on Park Boulevard in Pinellas County and on Busch Boulevard in Hillsborough County. Ginger Regalado, FDOT District Seven, shared details from the Walk Bike Drive PHB safety education campaign at the BWTB Forum. Some key strategies for reaching diverse audiences include roadside billboards, […]
December 9, 2020

Celebrating International Walk/Bike to School Day 2020

By Emily Hinsdale, president of Sidewalk Stompers, Inc. a nonprofit promoting walking and bicycling to school. How do you celebrate International Walk/Bike to School Day during a pandemic? With enthusiasm! Students from all over Hillsborough County School District participated in this year’s event on Wednesday, October 7. For some, this meant walking or biking to […]
December 9, 2020

Murals bring attention to bicycle/pedestrian space in Tampa

An initiative by the Tampa Downtown Partnership and the City of Tampa engaged artists and volunteers to create murals and other artwork for numerous roadway and parking garage surfaces around town.. Murals, like the ones installed in Tampa, are shown to help call attention to bicyclists and pedestrians as well as highlight related facilities, like […]