October 8, 2015

Safe Routes to School programs encourage children and parents to walk, bike to school

Safe Routes to School currently funds a variety education programs to encourage parents and children to walk or bike to school. The programs, led by USF/CUTR, All Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and More Health Inc., cover the following counties: Polk, Manatee, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco. Community events, like bike rodeos, help […]
October 8, 2015

USF unveils “Share-A-Bull” bike share program on campus

On September 28, 2015, students, faculty, staff, and administrators gathered at the Marshall Center amphitheater to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Share-A-Bull. Organizations like WalkWise, Alert Today Alive Tomorrow, and Student Government attended the event, their tables piled high with safety swag. Share-A-Bull t-shirts were given to students who downloaded the SocialBicycles app.   […]
November 23, 2015

Vanpools making roads safer for bicyclists and pedestrians

Are you interested in creating a safer environment for pedestrians and bicyclists while also saving money on your daily commute? Look no further than the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) Vanpool program. Through the program, you’ll join a group of 5 to 15 people who all volunteer to participate in a ridesharing agreement […]
November 30, 2015

Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay successfully forms Walking School Buses and Bicycle Trains

Since 2008, Safe Routes to School Tampa Bay has provided pedestrian and bicycle safety programs for over 35 participating schools in Tampa, Florida. The program has been highly successful with school participation, school district support, parent trainings, and support from transportation agencies county-wide. Staff created ways for a more sustainable “walking school bus” program for […]
December 1, 2015

Teen Traffic Safety Program provides education to prevent traffic deaths

Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teenagers in the U. S. (CDC, 2015). In Florida alone, there were more than 30,000 crashes involving teenagers in 2014 (FLHSMV, 2015). The Teen Traffic Safety Program gives presentations in high schools in the Tampa Area to reach all students enrolled in driver education or health […]