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New street mural unveiled to help protect cyclists and pedestrians in Tampa

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In honor of May being National Bike Month, a biking safety initiative geared at protecting students was unveiled at Roosevelt Elementary School, 3205 S Ferdinand Ave. The enhancements include a brand new street mural.

Sidewalk Stompers, in collaboration with the City of Tampa Mobility Department and Roosevelt Elementary representatives, proudly unveils a series of transformative street enhancements aimed at fostering a safer environment for students who bike and walk. These exciting improvements, including a vibrant street mural, painted bike lanes, and eye-catching planters, are set to make a remarkable difference. The innovative design of the road ensures a greater separation between cyclists and vehicles, while also highlighting high foot traffic areas during school hours.

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Creating a safer Tampa for cyclists with new street mural

The realization of this visionary project was made possible through the dedicated efforts of the Roosevelt Elementary community, who raised an impressive sum of over $33,000. Spearheaded by Sidewalk Stompers’ esteemed board member, Matti Rukholm, and expertly executed by the City of Tampa Mobility Department, the initiative boasts the artistic talents of Jay Giroux and Anthony Freese from Greater Public Studio, who crafted the captivating mural art. Adding to the collaborative spirit, the installation of the street planters was skillfully carried out by the enthusiastic members of Cub Scout Pack 25.

This community-driven endeavor serves as a shining example of how passionate individuals and organizations can come together to create meaningful change. The Sidewalk Stompers, the City of Tampa, Roosevelt Elementary, and all those involved have shown their unwavering commitment to the well-being and safety of students, providing them with an enhanced journey to and from school. The vibrant street enhancements stand as a testament to the power of collaboration and community support in fostering a more walkable and bike-friendly Tampa.

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