Small fix on Temple Terrace bike lane heralds big effort to stop traffic deaths

by Christine Acosta


Several dozen volunteers gathered Tuesday morning along Bullard Parkway Bridge in Temple Terrace for an experiment in safety.

Last year, 12 people died while riding their bikes in Hillsborough County. How many lives, the volunteers wanted to know, could they save with some cans of spray paint?

They shook their cans, the little ball inside rattling, and slowly covered a worn and cracked bike lane with neon green paint.

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Check your bike at the door

by Christine Acosta


Pedal to a concert or festival and pass your bike to a valet who will place it in a secured fenced-in area. When you are ready to leave, the bike is retrieved.

"It's like a coat check for bikes," said Christine Acosta, founder of Tampa Bike Valet, the Tampa Bay area's largest such service.

It's grown a bit too fast for Acosta, turning into a venture that needs full time attention. She prefers to focus the bulk of her time on bike safety advocacy.

So, she has chosen to sell the company to Two Wheel Valet, which already operates as a fulltime business out of Washington, D.C., and Atlanta and that she said can best handle the demand plus expand beyond just events, something Acosta believes this city needs.

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Tampa Bike Valet to be acquired by Two Wheel Valet

by Christine Acosta


The popular bike valet service is being spun off by its founder, Christine Acosta, so she can focus on her primary business, Pedal Power Promoters, and other bicycle safety initiatives in Tampa Bay.

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Our Interview from That Business Show with Jamie Meloni

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Founder, Christine Acosta, was a guest on Tampa radio show, That Business Show with Jamie Meloni.

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Christine shares her insight on how we are making Tampa the next great bicycle friendly city.

We would like to extend our sincere thanks to Jamie Meloni and his team at That Business Show for inviting us into the studio for this interview.