By Sara Hendricks, Co-Director, New North Transportation Alliance
The members of The New North Transportation Alliance (NNTA) recognized charter member Barbara Donerly with the Thomas Locke Memorial Award at its regular board meeting on September 11, 2019 for her 25 years of service and commitment to promoting transportation alternatives, including walking and bicycling. At the end of September, 2019, Ms. Donerly will retire from her position as the Assistant Director of Facilities Management from the University of South Florida (USF).
About Barbara Donerly
A professional architect by training, Ms. Donerly has been instrumental in incorporating bicycle and pedestrian facilities into the USF Tampa Campus Master Plan update. “Through Barbara’s efforts, the campus now has thousands more shade trees and better bicycle parking. It has become a more inviting campus to walk and bicycle,” said Sara Hendricks, Co-Director of NNTA.
Ms. Donerly’s efforts also include helping the campus achieve a silver-level “Bicycle Friendly University” award by the League of American Bicyclists. Through her role with the university, she has also steadfastly advocated for sidewalk improvements connecting the campus to adjacent communities.
About the award
Tom Locke was an NNTA member and served as chair in the 1990’s. He was the General Manager of the University Mall and also served on the board of the University Area Community Development Corporation. NNTA established the award in his name to honor individuals who demonstrate leadership and achievement in advancing strategies to enable and encourage more organizations to provide alternative transportation services to their employees.