April 19, 2016

Pinellas County envisions zero traffic deaths

Pinellas County is well known for the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail, one of the state’s first rail-to-trail projects, which extends nearly 50 miles from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg. As a compact, densely developed urban county with multiple cities and development centers, Pinellas has many walkable and bike-friendly communities.   Pinellas also has many fast, […]
April 20, 2016

Recent study suggests improvements to bike/walk facilities in Seminole Heights

On Tuesday, April 19th, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) presented the outcomes of a recent transportation study at the Old Seminole Heights Neighborhood Association (OSHNA) board meeting. The study was conducted in cooperation with FDOT and the City of Tampa and considered alternatives to the current configuration of Florida Avenue and Tampa Street/Highland Avenue, […]
April 26, 2016

Safe Routes to School’s “Walking School Bus” makes a difference at Mort Elementary, parent says

Lashonda Copeland is the lead “Walking School Bus” driver at Mort Elementary. She is a mother of four, and two of her children attend school at Mort. Lashonda and her co-leader Lou Anne Charles lead 22 children to school and back each day with the help of two other volunteers. On March 29, 2016 Lashonda […]
May 2, 2016

St. Pete’s current and future engineering projects improve trail conditions, bicycle facilities

The Mayor’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee in St. Petersburg recently reported its project summary for 2016. Bicycle projects include trail improvements and improvements to bicycle routes and facilities in general. The Pinellas Trail, Bayway Trail, Historic Booker Creek Trail Loop, and the Treasure Island Causeway Trail are all under construction or slated to begin […]
May 4, 2016

FDOT to analyze Strava data to understand traffic patterns of pedestrians and cyclists

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has recently purchased data from the Strava application, known as “the social network for athletes,” according to the application’s website. Strava data will help the FDOT to understand the activities of local walkers, runners, and cyclists. Data from Strava provides the FDOT with the opportunity to understand pedestrian and […]