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D7 Team Looks To Improve Tampa Bay Watershed

By Daniel Lauricello & Ginger Creighton – Environmental What if the FDOT could fund a project which is a win, win, win? What if the Department could accomplish the Department’s mission, to provide “a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity and preserves the quality of our environment … Continue reading

“Bike With The Mayor” Brings Local Cyclists Together

  Story Via Bike/Walk Tampa Bay On March 11th 2016, the City of Temple Terrace held its third annual “Bike with the Mayor” ride in celebration of Florida Bike Month. The event was free and open to all riders. At 7:30 a.m. cyclists, friends, neighbors, colleagues and volunteers enjoyed free coffee, doughnuts, and bagels while … Continue reading

Starkey Elementary Gets Schooled On Bridges

Back in February, Marshall Hampton from the District Structures Maintenance Office visited Starkey Elementary School in Pinellas County to stop by and talk bridges with the school’s S.T.E.M. program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). The roughly 30 4th and 5th graders were treated to a fun and informative presentation as well as many opportunities for … Continue reading

FDOT Teams With The Buccaneers

Alert Today Florida is a Florida Department of Transportation initiative that is centered on using a unified, comprehensive approach to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety through leadership, innovation and program delivery. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the FDOT are committed to continuing grassroots efforts and spreading their message throughout the community, beginning with their partnership for … Continue reading

D7-TV: Courtney Campbell Trail Officially Open In District Seven

It all started with a simple request from the Courtney Campbell Causeway Scenic Highway Group to District Seven. The group had an idea for a bicycle and pedestrian trail along the Courtney Campbell Causeway (State Road 60) that would span across Tampa Bay and connect Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. On Monday, June 22, that idea … Continue reading

Do-It-Yourself Bicycle Repair Stations A Hit In District Seven

A network of do-it-yourself bicycle repair stations continues to grow throughout the Tampa Bay area and District Seven. The newest station was recently installed at a Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) bus transit stop located directly in front of the FDOT District Seven Office on McKinley Drive in Tampa. “Transit stops provide a great location and … Continue reading

Temple Terrace Cyclovia

On Sunday May 17, The City of Temple Terrace hosted their first-ever Cyclovia on North 56th Street. The road was closed from Busch Blvd to Whiteway and reserved for residents and visitors to walk, bike, skate, play, exercise and enjoy a beautiful morning. Over 1,000 participants showed up throughout the day. There were food trucks, … Continue reading

FDOT Teams Up With The Tampa Bay Lightning

On Sunday, March 22, FDOT’s Alert Today Florida team and District Seven partnered with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League to promote the statewide “Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow” safety campaign. Volunteers were set up inside and outside the arena distributing safety information, promo packs, and raffling off two autographed Tampa Bay Lightning hockey pucks. During the second intermission … Continue reading

Courtney Campbell Trail Coming Soon

By Randy Aebersold (Clearwater Construction) Get ready, because here it comes! In a few short weeks, the Courtney Campbell Trail will finally be open! At 12 feet in width and 10 plus miles in overall length, it will connect Pinellas County to Hillsborough County and have the added bonus of being right in the middle of … Continue reading

Temple Terrace Bikes With The Mayor

On Friday, March 20, the City of Temple Terrace hosted its second-annual “Bike with the Mayor” day. Several members of the District Seven staff, including Transportation Operations Director Brian McKishnie, joined Mayor Frank Chillura on the leisurely 3-mile morning ride along the winding, tree-lined streets of Temple Terrace. The free community event was held in … Continue reading