Monday, October 8, 2007

Commuter Choices Week in Downtown Tampa and USF

We celebrated Commuter Choices week across Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties last week. This student won a bicycle light set courtesy of Temple Terrace Schwinn at the first Ride Green day at USF. Green for the saving the environment and money and the winning USF bulls, of course.

Dave draws the winning ticket. Jenean won the red cruiser.

Dave Luppino of Carrollwood Bicycle Shop provided a cruiser at USF and a folding bike at Poe Plaza. Several students won lights, helmets and locks courtesy of Temple Terrace Schwinn.

At the Poe Plaza in Downtown Tampa, Bruce won the folding bike giveaway. He is a contractor in the Verizon Building and heard about the event by someone announcing there was free pizza downstairs.

He lives in Clearwater and drives alone to work. However, he found about PSTA’s 300x express bus and has already tried it out. Bruce lives about ¾ of a mile from the bus stop, which has no parking, so this bike will allow him to get there easily. He plans to fold up the bike and keep it in his cube.

He may visit David’s shop (Carrollwood Bicycle Emporium) to purchase a 2nd bike for his wife if he likes his a lot. He also promised to get a helmet, which I should have provided as well.

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