February 17, 2016

Congratulations, Winners of the High School Video Contest!

UPDATE Congratulations to the winners of our High School Student Walk/Bike Safety Video contest! The winners were announced at the February 16 Hillsborough County Public Schools Board Meeting and will also be recognized at the MPO’s March 1st Board Meeting. A huge congratulations goes to… 1st Place! Pedestrian Safety: https://youtu.be/2Zht4WWl0ds by Ethan Huggins and Zuriel Cousins Howard […]
February 26, 2016

The Cost of Crashes

Fact: Pedestrians make up 19% of Florida’s crash-related fatalities and bicyclists make up 5%, totaling $737 million dollars in medical and work loss costs. These numbers aside, the most devastating cost is the loss of the lives of children, parents, brothers, sisters, spouses, partners, and friends who die in crashes each year.   These crashes […]
February 29, 2016

High Visibility Enforcement campaigns educate bicyclists/pedestrians across Tampa Bay region

Since November of 2015, High Visibility Enforcement Campaigns have given area police officers extra duties to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe on Tampa streets. Police departments that received High Visibility Enforcement funds from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) include the Clearwater Police Department, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, the Pinellas […]
March 9, 2016

Recent research recommends stronger connections between public transit and public trails in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties

On March 3, 2016, the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at the University of South Florida premiered a webcast entitled “Methodology for Linking Greenways and Trails with Public Transportation in Florida.” The webcast was presented by Sara J. Hendricks, AICP to announce the findings of her most recent research. Hendricks is a Senior Research […]
March 23, 2016

Bike/Walk Tampa Bay talks bicycling across the region on 88.5 WMNF Sustainable Living Program

On March 14th, 2016, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay (BWTB) Program Director Julie Bond, retired Police Chief and BWTB Chair Jane Castor, and BWTB Board Member Carrie Waite discussed bicycling  with WMNF radio host Jon Butts in honor of Florida Bike Month. The listener-supported talk show addresses sustainability issues, and this broadcast brought us together to discuss […]