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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 number...

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March is Bike Month

02/18/13 Jon Butts
Sustainable Living and Alternative Health
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We started today's program with Arnie Gunderson, a nuclear engineer with the nonprofit group Fairewinds, who gave us a little more information about Crystal River and what's next. Arnie talked about what happened that finally shut down the Crystal River Nuclear Power plant and our future options. He felt that solar electric was a good option, but that solar thermal to heat water was a quicker return on investment. Solar thermal central power plants and wind power on our coast lines, connected...

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Bicycling advocate is pleased with legislative progress on pedestrian and cyclist safety listen

04/12/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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This year the Florida Legislature passed several bills that could improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians. Advocates hope the new policies will help to reduce the number of fatalities.

Tim Bustos, Executive Director of the Florida Bicycle Association says Florida has a tragic record of pedestrian and cycling fatalities. His group takes an active role in improving safety.

“Florida has not faired well for bicycle and pedestrian safety over the last several years. There was actually ...

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New bicycle and pedestrian segment added to South Tampa Greenway listen

03/23/12 Olivia Kabat
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Community activists hope Tampa can complete a 16-mile network of pedestrian trails spanning from Bayshore Boulevard to the Gandy Bridge and Picnic Island. The South Tampa Greenway have recently added a new segment on the east side of South Manhattan Avenue at Interbay Boulevard.

Created through the Friendship Trail project, the new one-mile trail offers safe transportation alternatives like biking and walking. Brad Suder, Superintendent for the City of Tampa’s Parks and Recreation Departme...

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Tampa joins 2,000 international events for 350.org's "Moving Planet" listen

09/26/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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The climate group 350 dot org’s main day of action this year asked people around the world to do what they could do take a day off from fossil fuel use. Last Saturday’s global event, called Moving Planet, last Saturday included more than 2000 events in more than 175 countries. Some groups in Tampa joined the global action.

Some Scientists say that [350 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is the safe limit for humanity.](...

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Local schools test out bike share programs listen

11/11/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The University of Tampa is rounding out the first month of its bike share program. This green initiative comes amid a nationwide conservative backlash.

The concept is nothing new. Some schools provide communal bicycles so students can traverse a university’s sprawling grounds without having to get into the car. Programs range from those with high-tech tracking systems to those that let students hop on any unoccupied cycle. Katie White, University of Tampa's Assistant Director of Campus Rec...

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