Bicycle-themed scavenger hunt pushes more people to pedal in Pinellas County

SAFETY HARBOR, Fla. — Why walk or drive when you can pedal, according to Forward Pinellas. The agency says the number of people bicycling in Tampa Bay has reached record numbers during the pandemic.

“Since 1890, biking has not been as popular as it is right now,” said Angela Ryan, with Forward Pinellas.

Ryan’s favorite mode of transportation involves two wheels, some spokes and a pair of handlebars.

“Bikes are a solution to cities’ traffic problems, bikes are a solution to parking issues, they are also really important for our physical health and the health of our environment,” said Ryan.

Cycling on the Pinellas Trail alone has gone up an average of 100,000 riders a month during the pandemic.

Forward Pinellas is trying to expand on this growth by creating a scavenger hunt made for pedaling.

“So we developed a two-week-long scavenger hunt with 20 different locations throughout Safety Harbor,”

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Two LA County Nonprofits Get Grants for Community Transportation Assessments

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Two nonprofits in El Monte and Pomona are recipients of $50,00 grants for community transportation needs assessments in those communities.

A total of 24 California nonprofits, local governments, transit agencies and Native American tribes in under-resourced communities were awarded up to $50,000 each by the Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program to conduct assessments that will help them to identify — and eventually address — transportation challenges.

The two grant recipients in the Southland are ActiveSGV, a project of Community Partners, which will assess transportation needs in El Monte and South El Monte, and CHERP-Locally Grown Power, a project of the Community Home Energy Retrofit Project licensed to produce solar panels in a nonprofit assembly factory in Pomona.

“Across California, and especially in low-income communities and communities of color, people spend too much time and money getting from home to work, or just to do daily errands,”

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UC Davis Professor Emeritus Struck, Killed While Riding Bicycle In Yolo County

DAVIS (CBS13) — A professor emeritus at UC Davis has died after she was struck while riding a bicycle out near Davis.

The California Highway Patrol said, just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, a car was headed up County Road 100A in Yolo County north of Davis when a bicyclist reportedly crossed from a private road directly into the path of the vehicle.

The driver hit his brakes and veered to the left to try and avoid the bicyclist, investigators say, but it was too late.

Medics pronounced the bicyclist, a 77-year-old Davis woman, dead at the scene.

The name of the bicyclist was not released by CHP, but she has been identified by the Davis Enterprise as Marilyn Olmstead, a chemistry professor emeritus at UC Davis.

The Yolo County Coroner’s Office and UC Davis both later confirmed that it was, in fact, Olmstead who died.

In a tweet on

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One man dead and another injured after Clermont County crash

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A man is dead and another is in the hospital after a two-vehicle crash in southern Clermont County on Tuesday night.

The wreck occurred at the intersection of state routes 756 and 743 in Washington Township about 8 p.m., according to the Batavia Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

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A news release from the Highway Partol said a preliminary investigation shows that a 2014 Dodge Avenger driven by 27-year-old Dakota Hulbert of Batavia was traveling southeast on State Route 756 when it was struck in the intersection at State Route 743 by a 2006 GMC Sierra driven by 32-year-old Bryan Brock of Moscow.

Brock had been traveling southwest on State Route 743.

Hulbert sustained serious injuries and was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he died, the release said.

The release said Robert Brewer II,

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Young brothers who died in hot car in Shelby County now identified

Authorities have released the names of two young brothers who died over the weekend after they climbed into a hot car and got locked inside.



a close up of a street sign with trees in the background: Daniel Garcia, 3, and Ivan Salazar, 1, died in Shelby County Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, when authorities say they climbed into a car in their yard and got locked inside. They are among `9 children in the U.S. this year to die in hot cars.


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Daniel Garcia, 3, and Ivan Salazar, 1, died in Shelby County Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, when authorities say they climbed into a car in their yard and got locked inside. They are among `9 children in the U.S. this year to die in hot cars.

The Shelby County Coroner’s Office identified the siblings as Daniel Garcia, 3, and Ivan Salazar Jr, 1. Coroner Lina Evans said autopsies showed the boys’ deaths were consistent with Pediatric Vehicular Heatstroke.

Daniel and Ivan’s deaths were the 16th and 17th children to die in a hot car in 2020. Since Saturday, however, two more children died after they were unknowingly left in vehicles – one in Texas and one in Oklahoma, for a total

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Indianapolis man killed in 4-car crash on I-69 in Grant County

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Witnessing a car wreck can be upsetting. Here are six safe steps you can take to help authorities and those involved in the accident.

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An Indianapolis man was killed in a four-vehicle crash Monday on I-69 in Grant County, according to state police. 

Just before 7 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and Grant County were called to the scene where two semi-tractors pulling box trailers, a semi-tractor pulling a livestock trailer and a Kia Sedona collided near the 267 mile marker of southbound I-69.

Gary Byrd, 62, of Indianapolis, the driver of the Kia, was killed in the accident.

Police determined that when the four vehicles encountered a traffic backup near a construction work zone, the driver of a one of the semi-tractors pulling a box trailer did not slow down.

That semi then ran into the Kia Sedona, pushing the Kia into the livestock

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Dog saved from 131-degree vehicle in Riverside County CA

A heat wave Monday in Southern California had Boomer the dog yelping for relief.

A passerby heard Boomer’s yelps and discovered him inside a vehicle with an interior temperature of 131 degrees, Riverside County sheriff’s deputies wrote on Facebook. It was 99 degrees outside.

The person rescued Boomer from the vehicle in San Jacinto and called 911, the post says. Deputies cooled Boomer off inside an air-conditioned patrol vehicle.

The post did not describe Boomer’s rescue, but a California law allows people to break windows if necessary to free pets locked inside hot vehicles if there’s no other way to rescue them.

Deputies arrested Boomer’s owner on suspicion of animal cruelty, the Facebook post says. Boomer was turned over to the Ramona Humane Society.

“Animals cannot explain their needs, so it is up to people to ensure that their needs are met, especially during periods of extreme or prolonged heat,”

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Car collides with 2 horses in Allegan County, one dead

ALLEGAN COUNTY, MI — A horseback rider died when a car struck two horses in rural northeast Allegan County late Friday.



a police car parked in a parking lot: A Schoolcraft woman died when a car struck two horses in Leighton Township late Friday, July 24


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A Schoolcraft woman died when a car struck two horses in Leighton Township late Friday, July 24

The rider was identified as 26-year-old Brittany Fender of Schoolcraft.

The collision happened near Moline in Leighton Township.

Allegan County sheriff’s deputies said three horseback riders were riding west on 146th Avenue near Ninth Street about 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 24.



a police car parked in a parking lot: Allegan County Sheriff Frank Baker said one of his main concerns about the legalization of marijuana in Michigan is how it will affect children.


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Allegan County Sheriff Frank Baker said one of his main concerns about the legalization of marijuana in Michigan is how it will affect children.

A car, also going west, struck two of the horses.

Fender was taken to a hospital but later died. The rider of the second horse received minor injuries and did not require treatment.

Police said the driver of the

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Car crashes into building in York County

Car crashes into building in York County

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One person was injured in a single-vehicle accident, Friday night, in York CountyFire officals say a car crashed into a building, along the 300 block of Winterstown Road, in Windsor Township.When crews arrived, just before 10:30 p.m., they found a victim trapped in the car.It took emergency workers nearly 30 minutes to free the person from the wreck.The victim was taken to the hospital.The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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One person was injured in a single-vehicle accident, Friday night, in York County

Fire officals say a car crashed into a building, along the 300 block of Winterstown Road, in Windsor Township.

When crews arrived, just before 10:30 p.m., they found a victim trapped

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Transportation | Fairfax County Public Schools

The Office of Transportation Services is responsible for providing the safe and efficient transportation of all eligible students to and from schools and school activities each day. To accomplish this monumental task, a team of dedicated routing, safety, and administrative specialists combined with a host of drivers and attendants work together to maintain a high level of service for all of our clients.

Bus Transportation

Our dedicated team works together every day to ensure the safe transportation of our students. Safety is also the reason that we do not post school bus routes and bus stops on our website. If you need that information for your student, you must go in person to the school. Schools will mail bus schedules to families in August of each school year.

If you have concerns about your child’s school bus transportation, speak to the transportation supervisor responsible for your school or call the

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