WalkWise Tampa Bay is a grassroots initiative that provides innovative pedestrian safety education to citizens. Pedestrian safety is an issue that affects everyone. We are all pedestrians at some point during our day.
The WalkWise campaign provides a free interactive 30-minute presentation with time for discussion to anyone living or working in select Florida counties. Through the use of clickers, attendees are asked about their knowledge of traffic safety laws, safe behaviors, and perceptions of walking and bicycling in the Tampa Bay area. At the end of the presentation, attendees take the pledge to be safe and pass along their new knowledge to others. Everyone who attends also gets a free reflective backpack or bicycle light. To date, WalkWise Tampa Bay has delivered over 2,600 presentations and more than 40,000 residents have taken the WalkWise Pledge to become ambassadors for walking, bicycling and driving safe.
WalkWise Tampa Bay is managed by the Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) at USF and funded by the Florida Department of Transportation District 7.