For Immediate Release: May 14, 2018
SCTPO, Brevard Public Schools Celebrate Bike to School Day
In coordination with the Space Coast TPO,  Brevard Public Schools  joined schools from around the country to celebrate National Bike to School Day on May 9, 2018.   
 
Bike to School Day  encourages a nationwide bike-focused celebration for students in the month of May to celebrate Bike to School Day events raise awareness of the need to create safer routes for bicycling and walking and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, bicycle/pedestrian safety, reducing traffic congestion and concern for the environment.

The events build connections between families, schools and the broader community. Thanks to our other local partners, City of Cape Canaveral and Titusville Fire Dept. , for capturing photos of community events. Twenty-four schools participated in this year's national event.


SCTPO Recognizes TAC/CAC Members, Presents Annual Awards
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At the May 7, 2018, Technical/Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting, SCTPO staff recognized committee members in specific areas of the Recognition Program. This program was established to commend members for time spent in service on these boards for the betterment of all residents and the community of Brevard County.

Perfect Attendance Award
Members who obtained a 100% confirmed attendance record during the 2017 calendar year received an Attendance Recognition Award Certificate.

TAC Member Awardees
Cliff Graham, Orlando-Melbourne Airport Authority
Jim Liesenfelt, (formerly) Space Coast Area Transit
Erin Sterk , Brevard County Planning & Development

CAC Members Awardees
James Boothroyd , City of Palm Bay
Sandra Michelson, City of West Melbourne
Daniel Spradling , City of Melbourne
Philip Weinberg , City of Palm Bay

Service Award
Members who served four consecutive years with 85% confirmed attendance received a Resolution of Recognition for their service and dedication.

TAC Member Awardees
Michael Jarusiewicz , City of Rockledge
Jenni Lamb , City of Melbourne
Jim Liesenfelt, (formerly) Space Coast Area Transit
Scott Morgan , City of West Melbourne
Devin Swanson , Brevard County Public Works
Ed Wegerif , City of Cocoa

CAC Members Awardees
Rodney Honeycutt , Brevard County - District 1
Sandra Michelson, City of West Melbourne

East Central Florida Regional Planning Council
Holds Resiliency Listening Sessions
The East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC) is currently working on a Regional Resiliency Action Plan. The goal of the plan is to “increase the ability of local and regional stakeholders to implement resiliency and climate adaptation strategies across disciplines.” As part of the process the council conducted listening sessions in both Brevard and Volusia County to help identify action items, barriers, solutions, and strategies to feed into the Action Plan. 

On May 8, 2018, over 60 municipal staff members, elected officials, citizens, and more attended the two Brevard "Listening Sessions." The first, titled "Collaborating for Resilience" focused more municipal technical staff points of interest, and the second session, titled "Building Economic and Social Resilience," focused more on tourism, economy, and businesses of the Space Coast. 

The ECFRPC will now take what they heard and learned from the Brevard participants and feed that information into the Regional Resiliency Action Plan. They also plan to hold another public meeting in August to meet with elected officials and local leaders as part of the process. 
Space Coast TPO Receives Partner in Education Award
On April 26, 2018, the SCTPO was nominated by Brevard Public Schools ' Govt. and Community Relations division for a Partner in Education (PIE) Award in the area of 'content.' The PIE program looks for new and innovative ways to engage more businesses, faith-based organizations, community groups, and civic organizations with school-based communities. Not only do schools benefit from the tangible rewards offered by the partnerships, but the partners report real growth for their businesses and organizations as a direct result of the partnership.

Thank you for this honor BPS, the SCTPO takes pride in creating safety and education communications to positively impact our community. #PIEs
Social Media Feature : May is National Bike Month! To celebrate, Alert Today Alive Tomorrow has created a fun and quick bicycle questionnaire to test your bike knowledge. Click the image to take the test! #AlertTodayFL
Space Coast TPO Staff Visits Merritt Island High VPK Program  
SCTPO staff recently visited Merritt Island High School's VPK program to talk bike and pedestrian safety.

These tiny tikes took their new skills to the streets by practicing stopping techniques, looking both ways, and maneuvering handle bars.

Student teachers participated in the program by directing the students through the course and talking with them about the importance of safety.

You're Invited! Community Bike/Ped Safety Education Training
You are invited to attend a  FREE community workshop on June 6, 2018, where participants will learn how to fit bicycle helmets correctly, bicycle/pedestrian laws and safety tips, defensive walking and bicycling skills, and how to conduct a bicycle rodeo. 
 
Participants will ride bicycles to practice the skills they will teach children during rodeos and in other educational settings.  

Learn more and register  here .
Photo Feature : Check out this new “G-Out” bridge recently added to the Grapefruit Trail in South Brevard. Over 40 volunteers came out to help create this safe, yet thrilling canal crossing.
SCTPO Seeking Public Input on Sarno Road Corridor
The Space Coast TPO wants to know your thoughts about alternatives to improve the safety of all users of Sarno Road, with particular attention being given to bicyclists and pedestrians.

Complete this 5-minute survey to share your input:  www.yoursaysarno.com .
April 2018
Calendar Items
Meetings
  • May 21: BPTAC Meeting
  • May 23: Community Traffic Safety Team Meeting

TPO Outreach Events
  • May 17: Boy Scouts of America Round Table Event
  • June 6: Community Bike/Ped Education Training
  • June 11: SCTPO Annual Open House
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