Tampa officials unveil new crosswalk art at Roosevelt Elementary School

The team also added painted bike lanes and planters.


The new mural will greet students at Roosevelt Elementary.

Photo via City of Tampa

Roosevelt Elementary School students are in for a treat on this morning’s walk or bike ride to class.

Tampa city officials, Sidewalk Stompers, a local nonprofit, and school leaders revealed a new street mural outside the elementary (3205 S. Ferdinand Ave.) yesterday afternoon, according to a release. Local artists Jay Giroux and Anthony Freese crafted the bright blue and yellow mural laden with stars and horses — which officials hope will protect students by bringing more attention to the high traffic area.

Also in honor of National Bike Month, the team added safety improvements like painted bike lanes and planters outside the school. The elementary community pulled together more than $33,000 to fund the new additions.

“National Bike to School Day recognizes the importance of giving children safe and healthy routes to school,” Emily Hinsdale, president of Sidewalk Stompers, said in a release. “That’s what this mural project is all about – a community investing in a safer, friendlier school street for their children.”