When there's tragedy, sometimes people can use it as a catalyst for change and give birth to great things. In Pinellas County, the son of insurance company owner Bert Valerie was killed was riding a bicycle decades ago. Bert worked with county officils to give birth to the Pinellas Trail.
In Hillsborough County, tragedy has struck numerous times in the past few months and I hope our elected leaders and government department supervisors who have access to money can make improvements to our attitude and our infrastructure to help improve conditions for bicyclists.
There is an all-day workshop on bicycle improvments Monday from 8:30AM-4:30PM, and a 6-8 PM session at the Hillsborough County Government Center for bicyclists to speak directly to government staff members. I hope you attend and speak your mind.