February 2019 – In January, the Vision Zero Coalition and the MPO’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) were busy creating awareness for walking, biking, and roadway safety. BPAC assisted the Tampa Police Department with the Gasparilla Children’s Parade Annual Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Rodeo on January 19. A big thanks to St. Joseph’s Hospital for handing out free helmets to the kids!
The MPO also teamed up with APA Florida Sun Coast Section, On Bikes, and Safe & Sound Hillsborough for a #VisionZERO813 Coalition street mural painting event on January 12. The art was inspired by Alex Tavares (seen jumping for joy in top right photo below) – as interpreted by artist Junior Polo – at Cleveland Elementary School. View the time lapse video of the painting. And on January 21, the Hillsborough Vision Zero Coalition was joined by the USF Sistuhs and African Students Association to march in Tampa’s Martin Luther King Day Parade. Many parade-goers gave the thumbs-up to the safe-streets messages carried by these young people! Keep an eye on the Vision Zero Hillsborough Facebook page for future events!