Bulls Walk and Bike Week promotes safe walking and cycling to USF students

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Bulls Walk and Bike Week promotes safe walking and cycling to USF students

Bulls Walk and Bike Week is held once a year at the University of South Florida (USF) Tampa Campus. The purpose of Bulls Walk and Bike Week is to educate and encourage students to Walk Wise, Bike Smart, and Drive Alert. This year marks the fifth Bulls Walk and Bike Week, and the event provides some unique strategies in distributing safety information to students, faculty, and staff at the University.

The Kick-off celebration was held on Tuesday, August 30 at 5:00 PM at the Student Services Breezeway. Speakers at the kick-off included USF Systems President Dr. Judy Genshaft, Student Body President Christopher Griffin, Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) Director Dr. Robert Bertini, and CUTR ITS, Traffic Operations and Safety Director Dr. Pei-Sung Lin. The week continued with the Complete Streets Open House, held Wednesday, August 31 from 11:00-1:00PM. Local partners provided students with information and resources related to transportation and safety.

Student Body President Christopher Griffin emphasized the importance of holding the annual event: “Bulls Walk and Bike Week is important to the USF because it is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness to our students, faculty, and staff about the critical importance of safety while traveling on and around campus,” he said.

Bulls Walk and Bike Week is funded by the Florida Department of Transportation and managed by the ITS, Traffic Operations and Safety group at USF’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR).

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