For Immediate Release: August 23, 2017
TPO Attends Manatee Elementary Wellness Night
The TPO recently participated in Manatee Elementary PTO 's Wellness Night. We passed out bicycle and pedestrian safety materials and spoke with parents about community concerns.

The school had lots of visitors and even displayed info on the new Viera/95 interchange.   More Photos
Satellite Beach PD, Community Sponsors Promote Bicycle Safety
The Satellite Beach Police Department is partnering with Long Doggers and McDonalds to promote bicycle safety.

Officers have been out at school crossings educating children on the requirements to wear their helmets. All bike riders under the age of 16 are required by state statute to wear a helmet.

The consequence for not wearing a helmet could be a serious injury or a traffic ticket with a fine. Officers will be on the lookout for children wearing their helmets correctly and will reward them with a coupon for a free ice cream from Long Doggers or McDonalds. 
Trending Social Post : August is   #ChildSafetyMonth . Always STOP for school buses! Children are getting on and off the bus and may not see you. Let’s help all children get to school and home safely!  #ChildSafetyFL   #ArriveAliveFL  
  • West Melbourne Police to Hold Senior Safety Day
West Melbourne Police Department will host Senior Safety Day on September 28, from 1:30-4:00 p.m. at Buena Vida Estates.

Special presenters include Chief Wiley, State Attorney Phil Archer, and Sheriff Wayne Ivey. There will be vendors, food, and raffles! The TPO will be there, talking up bicycle/ped/transit safety. More details
  • Space Coast TPO Attends SJR2C Stakeholder Meeting 
Five counties, multiple cities, two TPOs, and other organizations met on August 10, 2017 in St. Johns County to discuss key issues and opportunities along the St. Johns River to Sea Loop (SJR2C). SJR2C is a 260 mile multi-use trail that connects Brevard, Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns, and Putnam County.
It is the second priority trail for the Florida SUN Trails program, a state funding source for multi-use trails. 

The meeting was organized by the Office of Greenways and Trails, a department of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Attendees heard updates from all five counties on their progress along the trail, as well as also information from the St. Johns River to Sea Loop Alliance, and brainstorming sessions on needs and concerns.

Further discussions will continue at a SJR2C Summit to be held in Volusia on October 26 – 28. Check out the SJR2C Alliance Facebook Page for more details .
Cape Canaveral's Mobi-mats Make Beaches ADA Accessible
Did you know that the City of Cape Canaveral has three Mobi-mat ADA beach access mats? They can be found at Monroe, Polk, and Buchanan Avenues. Mobi-mats help make a day at the beach in #TheSpaceBetween easier for everyone!
Space Coast Area Transit to Host Ride With Jim Events
Is transit an important part of your life?

Ride with Jim allows you to share coffee and conversation with the people who help shape Brevard's Transit System!

A bus will pick up at a starting location and drive you and your transit friends to a local Bagel 13 for a chat with Space Coast Area Transit's Director, Jim Liesenfelt. 

Space is Limited. Riders must pre-register at

  • FDOT Survey Alert: Transportation Technology
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is seeking to better understand the variety of transportation mobile apps and technologies that travelers currently use.

In addition, FDOT wants to know about desires and needs that are not currently met with existing technologies.

New Facilities Increase Safety for Vulnerable Road Users
SR 520 - Cocoa
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is currently constructing sidewalks along SR520 in West Cocoa. The sidewalks, which will be on both the north and south sides of SR520, run from Tucker Lane, just west of I-95, to Aurora Road in the City of Cocoa where they will tie into existing sidewalk.

These sidewalks will provide a safer option for pedestrians in an area that has seen some serious pedestrian crashes in recent years. 
Lake Washington Road
Brevard County Public Works recently completed an important sidewalk connection along Lake Washington Road. The section of sidewalk runs from the intersection of Lake Washington Road/Wickham Road west and connects with existing sidewalk just east of Turtlemound Road.

The sidewalk is an important improvement for the many transit riders and pedestrians in the area. It also completes a continuous sidewalk along Lake Washington Road from Wickham Road to Brevard County's Lake Washington Park. 
BAC Hits the Streets
The Brevard Achievement Center is hittin' the streets to raise support for programs and services that help people with disabilities, at BAC, achieve personal success. Grab a navigator and ride on over to the Rockledge Country Club where they'll begin the Road Rally-style Scavenger Hunt around the Space Coast and end with race-style finish and celebration.  More Info & Tickets 
Florida Greenways and Trails to Hold Public Meetings, Seeking Input on System Five-Year Plan
The Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) is in the process of updating the Florida Greenways and Trails System 5-Year Plan, a statewide vision to create a connected system of greenways and trails. They will be hosting 14 open houses throughout the state and will be accepting public comments via email and mail from September 1 – November 30, 2017. The DRAFT plan and maps will be posted to their website on September 1, 2017.

If you would like to get involved in the planning of our statewide trail system, please take the time to attend a meeting or send a comment after reviewing the DRAFT. Public Meeting Info
Save the Date: Walk to School Day-October 4, 2017
Calendar Items
Outreach Events
  • August 25: Brevard Public Schools' Partner in Education Kick-Off Fair
  • August 28-September 12: Head Start/VPK Pedestrian Safety Training
  • August 30: Titusville Chamber Table-Top Expo
  • September 1: 321 Millennials Biz Meeting

September 4 : Labor Day ( Holiday- TPO Closed )
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