April 12, 2021

Forward Pinellas hosts Bike Your City 2021 celebrating Florida Bike Month during March

By Angela Ryan, Principal Planner, Forward Pinellas  In March, Forward Pinellas celebrated Florida Bicycle Month through a multi-faceted approach designed to reach the widest audience and share information pertaining to biking, roadway safety and Safe Streets Pinellas. The events, which included a Bike Your City scavenger hunt, Tuesday Trivia, and a community art project, were […]
July 7, 2021

Virtual 5K challenge gets people moving & exploring pedestrian spaces

This past spring, Bike/Walk Tampa Bay partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven to host Sprint for Safety, a virtual 5K challenge. The pilot project invited participants to engage in physical activity and think about safety from a pedestrian’s perspective. More than 200 people joined the challenge during the month of April. […]
October 8, 2021

Sunflower Sponsor: J. Steele Olmstead, P.A., FloridaBicycleLaw.com

J. Steele Olmstead is a personal injury lawyer who founded FloridaBicycleLaw.com, a legal firm that specializes in representing people injured while on bicycles. “I believe the people who ride bicycles are saving our planet and have every right to bicycle safely,” expressed Mr. Olmstead. “When they are injured, I am there to help.” FloridaBicycleLaw.com is […]
October 8, 2021

New school creates opportunity for students to walk and bike in Pasco County

The Starkey Ranch K-8 School just opened in Odessa, Florida, providing the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) with a great opportunity to encourage walking and bicycling. The school is adjacent to a network of multiuse paths that connect to hundreds of homes and a multifamily complex, making it an ideal location for the 1,200 […]
October 8, 2021

October is Pedestrian Safety Month: Be ready to Sprint for Safety

Last fall, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) declared the month of October as the first-ever designated national Pedestrian Safety Month. As winter nears and daylight hours lessen, more people will be traveling in the dark, making October an ideal time to increase awareness about pedestrian safety. Bike/Walk Tampa Bay […]