Category Archive: Activism

Nov 23

Keeping Fletcher Avenue Bicycle Lanes Beautiful

Fletcher Bicycle Lanes 1

On Sunday November 21st from 8am-11am, the USF Bicycle Club conducted a roadside cleanup on Fletcher Avenue between Bruce B. Downs and N 22nd street as part of the Hillsborough County Adopt-A-Road program.  USFBC members picked up trash along Fletcher Avenue and swept the bicycle lanes on the North side of Fletcher Avenue removing hazardous debris.  Debris …

Continue reading »

Jun 23

Cleaning up bike lanes on Fletcher Avenue

We have “adopted” the portion of Fletcher Avenue from Bruce B. Downs Blvd. to N. 15th St. through the Adopt-A-Road program with Keep Hillsborough County Beautiful. We’re excited to be able to clean the gravel and debris out of the bike lane (yes, there’s a bike lane!), but we’ll also be picking up any garbage …

Continue reading »

Jun 17

Dump The Pump Day June 17th

Fun with clip art!

Today is Dump The Pump Day.  Leave your car at home and ride your bike, walk or take the bus to work.

May 28

USF Bicycle Club in The Oracle “A holiday with handlebars”

oracle interview

University of South Florida Bicycle Club members Jessica Brenner, President and Donald Hayward, Secretary, were recently interviewed by The Oracle on bicycle related issues.  Jessica discussed bicycle commuting routes and bicycle safety for USF students, and Donald spoke about the Tampa Bay Bike Co-op in a video interview.  Click on the link below for full access to the article and video.

May 14

Check out Alan Snell’s Blog “Transit Tax Message: Bicycling Is Transportation”

"Transit Tax Message: Bicycling Is Transportation "

                            Jessica Brenner representing the USF Bicycle Club at the All Peoples Community Center  

May 05

Please attend a 2060 Florida Transportation

The Florida Department of Transportation is holding regional workshops around the state to obtain public and partner input on the future of transportation in Florida as part of development of the 2060 Florida Transportation Plan.  Click here for dates and times in your area.  The meeting in Tampa will be held on June 7, 2010 at FDOT …

Continue reading »

May 03

Transportation Survey!

Just a reminder that the Transportation Survey is still going on until May 7, so there’s still time to put your two cents in.  (More details over here.)

Apr 01

State of Florida Outlaws Bicycling

Effective immediately, bicycling within the state of Florida is now illegal. The Florida House and Senate conspired last night into the early morning hours to pass a comprehensive bill that ensures bicycling on public property to be a crime.  A half-asleep governor signed it into law, thinking it was a UPS delivery confirmation. Possible punishments …

Continue reading »

Mar 18

USFBC Ride to a Blue Jays Spring Training Game 3.14.10

Good seats and weather for a good price.

The Pinellas Trail was packed full of cyclists enjoying the amazing spring weather.  The USF Bicycle Club planned a bike trip to the Blue Jays & Braves spring training game at Dunedin Stadium on Sunday, March 14th.  Dunedin Stadium is ranked by Sports Illustrated as one of the top five facilities to watch a Major League Baseball Spring Training game.  After a 3.4 …

Continue reading »

Mar 06

Activism Alert!

From Alan Snel’s blog, a bill has been introduced to the US House of Representatives this week that, if passed, will set aside about $2 billion for improvements in local bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure.  This would go to pay for sidewalks, bicycle lanes, trails, and other facilities to make the travel safer for everyone who gets around …

Continue reading »