In celebration of Clean Air Month, Hillsborough County’s Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) put on the annual “Clean Air Fair” at Poe Plaza in downtown Tampa. The theme was “Environmental Stewardship,” and the event featured exhibits from local government agencies as well as local businesses. The joint effort was designed to connect businesses and organizations together to help the EPC reach out and inform the community.
Several District Seven employees participated in this event. FDOT had a table in the “Transportation Corner” which included the Tampa Downtown Partnership, PSTA, HART, Tampa International Airport, TBARTA, and the new Bike Share in Tampa.
An estimated 1,000 plus people visited the event over two hours. Lori Marable, Roger Roscoe, and Chardonnay Fenton from District Seven worked the event and handed out Alert Today Alive Tomorrow bicycle and pedestrian safety items. May was also National Bike Month so it was a perfect fit to encourage residents of Tampa to look at biking as a form of alternative transportation and to address safety issues.