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Tampa's new bike share program now selling premium memberships listen

07/07/14 Lisa Kauffman
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Tags: Bob Buckhorn, Eric Trull, Coast Bike Share, bicycle


Mayor Bob Buckhorn announced Monday morning that Tampa’s new bike share program is now selling founding memberships. Eric Trull is the program director of the company that’s running Tampa’s bike rental program, Coast Bike Share.

“What a founding membership is, first off, it’s a great way to support the city in making the city more pedestrian friendly. But to the user, it enables someone to ride around, up to 90 minutes per day, throughout the city, and you can break that time up however ...

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Tampa City Council wants more solutions for pedestrian safety listen

02/28/13 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Tampa is consistently ranked in the top five most dangerous metropolitan areas for bicycle and pedestrian deaths.

A recent accident where a child was killed crossing a section of Busch Boulevard that lacks crosswalks prompted a discussion on safety at Tampa City Council Thursday morning.

Tampa City Council member Mary Mulhern questioned Debbie Hunt from the Florida Department of Transportation.

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Proposed Sarasota bicycle and pedestrian plan listen

02/25/13 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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This month Sarasota County is holding several meetings to present a draft plan for bicycle and pedestrian routes. People who attend can comment on the new draft plan.

It’s part of an initiative for Sarasota to have a safer, more effective transportation system. Beth Rozansky, Sarasota County transportation planner says community safety is the number one topic on everyone's mind.

“Similar to what a lot of other communities identified when they went out for outreach on plans, the nu...

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Bicycle Safety

02/07/11 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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We started off today’s program with Tom Krumreich, the Community Representative with the Florida Consumer Action Network (FCAN). Tom will be test driving the Nissin Leaf Electric Car this Saturday here in Tampa and wants to get some support for the chance of winning this EV.

Next we had the director of transportation for the Tampa Downtown Partnership, Karen Kress, joining the show with two of her working partners on urban planning and bicycle issues, Julie Bond, with the Center for Ur...

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Bike Bash and Cure on Wheels Promote Safe Bike Riding in Tampa Bay listen

11/08/10 Sarah Curran
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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You never forget how to ride a bike.

Whether people were getting on a bike for the first time in a while or using their everyday transportation hundreds showed up to support one to the area’s most popular sports, Bike riding.

“Well, we want to energize people about bicycling in the Tampa Bay it is a great lifestyle its healthy for you, great transportation and we need an event to kinda get people juiced up about cycling.”

The fifth annual bike bash gave resident an opport...

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