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Words for Wheels

Enter ‘Words for Wheels,’ an essay-based bike giveaway contest. To enter, participants should submit a 200-word essay detailing how winning a bike would change their lives. The winning authors will each receive a BICYCLE, light, helmet and lock.

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USF Area offers Bicycle Commuting Skills Courses During March

Bicycle Commuting Skills for USF Tampa Bay Cycle – Present by Sharon Monahan
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AND SPACE IS LIMITED TO THIS FREE CLASS SPONSORED BY TAMPA BAYCYCLE
You will receive a Bicycle Commuting Manual and a Bicycle Light, Helmet or Lock
RSVP to bond@cutr.usf.edu  Must be over 18 years of age to attend.

CHOOSE FROM 3 DATES: Fridays, March 12, 19, 26, 2010
Time: 12:00 noon sharp – 1:30 PM
Location: Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR)
4202 E. Fowler, CUT100, Room 207 (second floor)
Located off of Alumni between the Engineering Bld. and the Beard Parking Garage

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Bike to Work Tampa

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City of Tampa Needs Input from Cyclists

 

                                                               City of Tampa Transportation Division staff is developing a map recommending suitable bicycle routes to the newly opened downtown Curtis Hixon Park and adjacent Tampa Museum of Art from the north, south, east and west. 

We are asking for your input on what streets are, in your opinion, are the most suitable on-road routes. Below is a preliminary map tentatively identifing eight (8) bicycle routes within a 3-mile radius of Curtis Hixon Park. 3-miles was deemed a reasonable distance for a recreational rider to reach Curtis Hixon Park in 20 to 30 minutes. These routes were based on information from the City of Tampa Greenways and Trails Master plan and the MPO Hillsborough County Bicycle Suitability Map. This preliminary map is attached.

 These routes potentially provide Curtis Hixon Park with access from neighborhoods in Davis Island, East Tampa, Harbor Island, Hyde Park, Palmetto Beach, South Tampa, Tampa Heights, and West Tampa. GIS census analysis show over 70,000 City residents live within a half mile of these routes.

 In particular experienced Tampa cyclists may have better routes in mind and we would like their expertise. Please feel free to forward this email to other interested users.

Please email, fax, drop off any comments or maps by March 1st.

John Marsh, Urban Planner II

City of Tampa

Transportation Division

306 E. Jackson Street 4E

Tampa, Florida 33602

813-274-8007

Fax: 813-274-8901

Email: John.Marsh@ci.tampa.fl.us

Web:  www.tampagov.net/dept_Public_Works/Transportation/index.asp

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Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County: Bike to Build Day

Date: Thursday March 4
Time: 9am to 2pm
Location: Durham Street, Tampa

HFH Hillsborough County wishes to encourage the use bicycles by its volunteers to reach the worksite in support of Florida’s Bicycle Month. We will be painting siding and exterior trim, installing trim, and lot grading.

Registration: Please go to www.habitathillsborough.com to register for this event. Click on the “Become a Volunteer” tab, fill out the form and do the short online orientation. You will be forwarded to the events calendar to sign up to participate in this event and be given the address of the home building site.

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HART Community Open Houses – Cyclists Attend!

HART Community Open Houses

We need to hear your thoughts about transit to help us make the best decision! A series of HART Community Open Houses will be held at the following locations:

Westshore Area

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2010
    Loretta Ingraham
    Recreational Complex
    1615 Hubert Street Tampa, FL 33607
    11:00AM – 2:00PM & 4:00PM – 7:00PM
    HART Routes: 7,10,15,30,45 & 89

USF Area

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2010
    University Square Mall
    2200 East Fowler Ave.
    Tampa, FL 33612
    3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    HART Routes: 1,2,5,6,9,12,18,33,45 & 57

Downtown Tampa

  • (2 locations)
    Friday, February 19, 2010
    Tampa Downtown Market
    Exhibit on Madison St. between Franklin St. and Florida Ave.
    10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    One Tampa City Center
    201 N. Franklin St.
    Tampa, FL 33602
    11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    HART Routes: 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,12,14,18,19,30,31 & 46

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Investing in Biking and Walking Could Save Lives Says Report

A new report released by the Alliance for Biking & Walking shows that lack of investment in biking and walking could be contributing to higher traffic fatalities and chronic disease rates in the U.S. imageBicycling and Walking in the United States: The 2010 Benchmarking Report reveals that in almost every state and major U.S. city, bicyclists and pedestrians are at a disproportionate risk of being killed, and receive less than their fair share of transportation dollars.

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