Wednesday, June 29, 2011

SWFBUD Supports Tampa Police 3-Foot Decals On Cruiser Windows

SWFBUD met with Tampa Police several months ago and voiced support for decals on the back windows of police cruisers that show the 3 Foot Buffer law that requires cars to pass bicycles by a minimum berth of 3 feet.

Monday, June 20, 2011

SWFBUD Welcomes The Mark Roman Law Group

SWFBUD welcomes its newest member -- the Mark Roman Law Group of Clearwater.

Law firm partners Mark Roman and Morgan Gaynor are bicyclists who support SWFBUD's mission to make the Tampa Bay area a more friendly place for bicyclists. Check them out

The Mark Roman Law Group joins the following SWFBUD members:

Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium
Oliver's Cycle Sports
Just Ride Bicycles
Chainwheel Drive
Bicycle Outfitters
Street Fit 360
Trek Bicycle Store of Tampa and Clearwater
University Bicycle Center
ABC Bicycles
Trek Bicycle Store of St. Petersburg
The Ironman Store

Lawyer Tom Singletary
Lawter Chris Burns
Lawyer J. Steele Olmstead

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Early-Morning Biking In Tampa

I bike very early on summer weekend mornings to check out Tampa. There are few cars and no one is rushing around and it's not too hot.

I like Cypress Avenue because it's a decent east-west road that goes from central Tampa west all the way to the U-Path and the Rocky Point/Clearwater causeway area.

Here's Cypress west of Dale Mabry Highway and it looks like it has been re-paved, so I'm wondering why there are no bike lanes or at least sharrows.

RIP Tom McEwen -- the Tampa Tribune's former sports editor.

The U-Path trail connects Cypress with the Rocky Point area at State Roads 60 and the Clearwater causeway. The U-Path is very close to Tampa International Airport.

I found this paved trail behind Blake High School along the Hillsborough River and I'm wondering why is this gate locked?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

SWFBUD Pushes For Regional Paved Trail Network

Bay News 9 this afternoon filmed Randy Myhre, owner of SWFBUD bicycle store Oliver's riding his mountain bike on the Bypass Canal Trail.

SWFBUD wants Hillsborough County to pave the trail next to the Bypass Canal Trail from Morris Bridge Road to State Road 60 to help create a region-wide network of bicycle trails that would lead from the county into the city of Tampa.

I will be making a powerpoint presentation on the Bypass Canal Trail to the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee, making the case that it's just one segment of a trail network that would include the South County Greenway, and the Selmon Expressway Greenway leading into downtown Tampa.

Look for the Bay News 9 report Wednesday during the day.