Friday, September 28, 2012
Check out Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn inviting everyone to this year's Bicycle Bash Festival on NOV 4 at Cotanchobee Park:
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
SWFBUD has worked for several years to get Hillsborough County to build the Bypass Canal Trail from New Tampa to State Road 60 and I was happy to hear about the open house on the project held Thursday. SWFBUD members Randy Myhre of Oliver's and J. Steele Olmstead were among those in attendance. You want a regional paved trail network? Then call and write your county commissioners. Major bicycle improvements will happen only when you get involved in the political process.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Saturday, September 15, 2012
SWFBUD Prompts Local FDOT Office To Install Bicycle Signs At I-75/Morris Bridge Road Construction Area
Jose Menendez offers this update on the Kay Ishizuka case:
A for Shawn Lee Burton, the motorist who was charged with leaving the scene of the crash that killed Kayoko Ishizuka, is scheduled for Oct. 19th at 8 a.m. That's 2 years to the day after he was arrested.
His pre-trial hearing back on Monday morning was continued to Friday (yesterday) at 2 p.m. At that hearing, he changed his plea and asked Judge Steven Scott Stephens to sentence him, rather than proceed with the jury trial, which was scheduled to start on Tuesday, the 18th. See this Tampa Bay Timesarticle for more info.
Leaving the scene of a crash involving death is a first degree felony in Florida, so it's possible that the sentence could be for many years in prison. Burton has already spent nearly two years in jail since his arrest on Oct. 19, 2010.
The 2nd anniversary of Kay's death is coming up on Tuesday, Sept. 25th
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
How do you envision the Tampa Bypass Canal trail?
The proposed 17-mile Bypass Canal Trail running from Flatwoods Park to Adamo Drive is envisioned as a 12 foot multi-use trail connecting parks and communities. It includes over and under passes, and roadway crossings.
Please join us for a public open house!
Thursday, September 20th
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Park
3602 Highway 301, Tampa, Florida 33619
Monday, September 10, 2012
Occasionally I'll bike on Bruce B. Downs Blvd near I-75 but usually I try and avoid it because the transportation crews don';t do a good job accommodating bicyclists at road construction areas and at interchanges. Today a bicyclist was struck on Bruce B. Downs near I-75:
Monday, September 3, 2012
Wow, check out how New York made space for bicyclists and peds and other users underneath the FDR Highway on Manhattan's East Side. Why can't Tampa build a similar trail below the raised Selmon Expressway? It's been proposed, so what is Tampa waiting for? Let's build it.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
IMBA, the mountain bike group based in Boulder, Colo., says Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the only governor in the country to opt out of recreational trail funding but the Florida DOT has pledged to put away the $2.6 million that Scott turned down from the feds for future trail projects.
SWFBUD joined 10 other groups from around the state of Florida to urge the FDOT to continue funding trails.