Florida Matters: Pedestrian Safety

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Florida Matters: Pedestrian Safety

Walking or bicycling the streets of Tampa Bay can be a very dangerous way to get around. Why is that and what can be done about it?

This week on Florida Matters, we talk about pedestrian and cyclist safety in our region and how to balance that with the needs of drivers.

We also asked listeners to share their experiences as drivers, cyclists and pedestrians in the region. We hear some of those comments during the show.

You can hear more conversation about traffic safety on our podcast Florida Matters More.

Share your stories on our Facebook page, on Twitter or by emailing FloridaMatters@wusf.org.

Christine Acosta
Beth Alden
Whit Blanton
Executive Director of Walk Bike Tampa
Executive Director of Hillsborough County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization
Executive Director of Forward Pinellas
Original Broadcast Date: 
06/27/18

Tuesday at 6:30 PM | Sunday at 7:30 AM on WUSF 89.7
Monday at 10:00 PM on WSMR 89.1

Host:
Robin Sussingham

Robin Trohn Sussingham is a reporter and program host at WUSF Public Broadcasting, and is the producer of Florida Matters. She came to WUSF from public radio stations KUER and KCPW in Utah, has contributed stories to NPR and Marketplace, and also has an extensive background in print reporting. She was born in Lakeland and often reports about Polk County.

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