WalkWise Tampa Bay spreads word about ped safety

WalkWise_TampaBayWalkWise Tampa Bay is a grassroots initiative that provides innovative pedestrian safety education to the citizens of Tampa Bay. Pedestrian safety affects everyone. We are all pedestrians at some point during our day, whether walking through a parking lot after shopping, walking from home or work to a vehicle, walking for exercise or simply walking to enjoy a beautiful Florida day. The WalkWise Tampa Bay campaign has provided over 1,200 presentations to over 14,000 people.

The WalkWise campaign provides an informative, free, customized presentation of 15 to 30 minutes to anyone living or working in Pinellas, Hillsborough or Pasco Counties. Participants engage in Q & A and become WalkWise Ambassadors after taking a pledge to spread the word about pedestrian safety.  After taking the pledge, they receive the sought-after WalkWise bag.

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.

To request a presentation, email Julie Bond, WalkWise project manager at bond@cutr.usf.edu.  For more information on WalkWise visit the website at www.walkwisetampabay.com.