All posts tagged bicycle

New MPO bicycle suitability map!

The MPO has created an interactive bicycle suitability map. With the help of summer intern Tim Horst, a University of Florida engineering student, the MPO reviewed our roadway, bicycle, and pedestrian conditions for major roadways within Hillsborough County. Once the data was collected, Tim was able to practice his Geographical Information Systems (GIS) mapping skills…

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School Transportation Working Group 1st meeting

On Wednesday, April 27, the MPO held its first School Transportation Committee Working Group meeting. The new group is the brainchild of School Board Member Cindy Stuart, who joined the Hillsborough MPO just last year in a newly created seat for the District. With almost 90,000 students taking school buses to and from school every…

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Upper Tampa Bay Trail adds more miles

Hikers, joggers, cyclists, and skaters can now experience another 4.35 miles of the Upper Tampa Bay Trail (UTBT).  The popular southern section of the UTBT, from Memorial Highway to just a bit north of Ehrlich Road has been recognized as an incredible community asset. For years, trail users could also start at the northern section…

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Coast bike share update

The concept of bike share has evolved since first introduced in 1960 when shared bikes were free, with no payment, and no protection. Now there’s Coast, the 4th generation bike share system. Using multiple technologies, it has made bike sharing easy, convenient and fun. With GPS, integrated locks, adjustable heights, no greasy chains, adjustable gears,…

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HART ‘s Bike and Bus Combo means a healthier commute!

May is National Bike Month and HART makes riding the bus with a bicycle a breeze. HART is encouraging regular riders and those who might want to try transit to also try combining their bike with transit as a viable commuter option. The agency actively supports linking bicycles and transit by providing bus racks on…

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MPO planning recognized for improving community health

Did you know the cost of medical care for chronic disease from obesity is estimated at $34 billion over the next 17 years in Florida? County and municipal governments play an important role in decreasing the prevalence of unhealthy weight in their jurisdictions. A variety of policies implemented by local governments have shown an increase…

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Design Treatments Pedestrian Crossing & Bike Striping (2004)

The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) considers the safety of its citizens paramount. In response to these safety concerns and the need to provide more efficient use of existing roadway rights-of-way, the MPO strives to provide an environment that encourages balance between conventional (single occupant private vehicles and other transportation modes) and non-conventional (walking,…

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Bicycle Bash lauds local cycling heroes

Tampa Bay’s seventh annual Bicycle Bash, held April 6th at Cotanchobee Park in Downtown Tampa, featured awards for several local cycling heroes. Two of those recognized were Hillsborough County Detective Jennifer Shelton and Assistant State Attorney Barbara Coleman, who have been responsible for bringing dangerous drivers to justice. Nancy and Gary Chapin of St Petersburg…

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Gasparilla bike rodeo attracts young pirates

More than 200 kids and their parents registered and took part in the Gasparilla bike rodeo on Saturday, January 18th. Helmets were fitted and given away to 203 riders. Most of the youngsters went through a short bicycle course set up on beautiful Bayshore Boulevard, which was closed to traffic for the bike rodeo and…

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Courtney Campbell Trail grand opening

The Courtney Campbell Trail Grand Opening of the Hillsborough segment was celebrated on on November 16th at 9:00 a.m. FDOT District Seven Secretary Paul Steinman, Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Hillsborough County Commission Chair Ken Hagan, and Courtney Campbell Scenic Highway Corridor Advisory Committee Chair Bill Jonson participated in the ribbon cutting, marking the official opening…

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The League’s got safe bicycling tips & videos

The League of American Bicyclists has been teaching people to ride bicycles safely since the early 1970s. Check out these cool tips and videos, and learn to Ride Smart: Rules of the road Smart cycling tips Watch some videos

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