For Immediate Release: July 19, 2018
SCTPO, Turner Elementary Volunteers Fit and Distribute
Free Helmets at CenterPointe Church's Back-To-School Event
On July 14, 2018, SCTPO staff and an amazing team of volunteers from   John F. Turner Elementary   helped fit and distribute 276 FREE helmets to Palm Bay   Brevard Public Schools students during   CenterPointe Church 's B2S event.

This year, over 10,000 people attended this momentous occasion.

We could not have done it without our partners,  Palm Bay Police Department , who helped us coordinate the helmet fit station.


Trending Now : It’s Vehicle Theft Prevention Month! Keep your keys out of the hands of thieves! Visit http://NHTSA.gov/theft  for more information. #VehicleSafety
Harbor City Masonic Lodge Joins Effort to Clean Up Local
Space Coast Area Transit Bus Stop
A Space Coast Area Transit bus stop will now be free of litter thanks to a partnership between the Harbor City Masonic Lodge No. 318, SCAT and the City of Melbourne. Members of the Lodge have agreed to sponsor and maintain a newly installed trash can at the bus stop adjacent to their building on Aurora Road in an effort to keep the area clean.

Long-time resident Cindy Wickham initially alerted City of Melbourne staff about the large amount of trash being left around the stop. Planner Kelly Hyvonen contacted SCAT asking if a trash can could be installed at the stop. SCAT agreed, but said they did not have the staff to empty the can on a regular basis. Noting that the stop was right next to the Harbor City Masonic Lodge, Hyvonen reached out to lodge members through Wickham to see if they would be interested in removing the filled trash bags as a community service. Lodge members enthusiastically agreed. The can was installed on June 16 and so far has been a success.

“A partnership to provide a clean bus stop next to the Lodge is great for everyone,” Hyvonen said. “We greatly appreciate the Harbor City Lodge’s willingness to provide this much-needed community service.”

For more information about the Harbor City Masonic Lodge, click here
SCTPO Partners with Titusville Agencies to Host Bike Rodeo
On July 9, 2018, SCTPO staff partnered with  Titusville Fire Department 's Life Safety Specialist, Kerri Lubeski,  Titusville Police Official Page 's PIO, Amy Matthews, and  City of Titusville, Florida - Gateway to Nature and Space 's Economic Development Director and Trail Coordinator, Edyie McCall, to support a bike rodeo event at A Gold Star Academy.

During the rodeo, kiddos were fit for helmets and practiced bicycle safety skills in a number of courses designed to enhance their abilities. We love working with our partners!


Community Spotlight : TITUSVILLE is an official designated FLORIDA TRAIL TOWN, just the second city in Florida to become one. Read about the designation here
Over 100 Rockledge Citizens Attend Fiske Blvd.
Concept Development Study Public Meeting
As a follow-up to a Corridor Planning Study on SR 519 (Fiske Boulevard), the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) completed a Concept Development Study to further evaluate proposed improvements along the corridor. The study looked at SR 519 from Barnes Boulevard to SR 520. 

Through various analyses, Project Visioning Meetings, and data gathering, the project team developed a set of alternatives to address roadway safety, various intersections, and bicycle/pedestrian improvements. 

The proposed improvements were then shared at a public meeting held on June 28, 2018, at Rockledge City Hall. Over 100 citizens came out to learn about and discuss the presented concepts. They submitted comments, learned about roundabouts, and engaged with FDOT staff and hands-on activities.

Most of the suggested improvements are long-term goals that will take time and money in order to complete. However, citizens can expect to see some minor improvements, such as the completing of sidewalk gaps along the roadway, in the next few years through a resurfacing done by FDOT.
Read to Ride : Riders under 18 can take the bus free all summer long just by showing their Brevard County Library Card! #321Transit #publictransit
SCTPO'S Multimodal Program Specialist, Sarah Kraum,
Joins Leadership Brevard Class of 2019
Sarah Kraum, Multimodal Program Specialist for the SCTPO, will join the 2019 Class of Leadership Brevard. Sarah oversees multi-modal transportation planning components including: local and regional bicycle and pedestrian facilities, trails, public transit and the BPTAC committee.

Since it started in 1985, Leadership Brevard has graduated over 1,000 participants and a solid Alumni base has been established. Of its graduates, 75% still reside in Brevard and many are active Leadership Brevard Alumni.

On June 1st, 2006 the organization became LEAD Brevard. The LEAD acronym: Lead. Engage. Achieve. Develop. This new name better defines the organization’s goals; to provide leadership development and training for our community through existing programs, like Leadership Brevard, and through the LEAD Institute which provides additional training and development opportunities. The organization grows and connects a diverse network of leaders who serve as catalysts for a better Brevard.
FDOT to Hold Public Hearing - RE: A1A Safety Improvements
On Tuesday, July 31, 2018 , the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will conduct a public hearing regarding safety improvements on State Road A1A/Miramar Avenue . The purpose of this project is to increase bicycle and pedestrian safety by adding 11 raised concrete pedestrian mid-block crossings, and enhancing one existing crossing, within the median along S.R. A1A/Miramar Avenue at various locations from U.S. 192/S.R. 500 (5th Avenue) to south of Atlantic Boulevard (see project location map attached).

Construction of the new pedestrian crossings will include signs, Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons, crosswalks, curb ramps, lighting, and pavement markings. The existing crossing is located south of 2nd Avenue, where additional safety features will be added. Sidewalk additions and sod modifications will also occur within the project limits to enhance beach access. Improvements also include minor drainage work. This project will not require right of way acquisition.
The hearing will be held at the St. Marks United Methodist Church (2030 North Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL, 32903) and will begin with an open house at 5:30 p.m. A formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a public comment period. The purpose of this hearing is to introduce the project and present the design concepts to the public.

Read more about the SR A1A safety improvements.
SCTPO Staff to Attend Melbourne's B2S Bash
SCTPO staff is looking forward to attending Play Melbourne Parks, Recreation, and Golf 's Back 2 School Bash event on July 28, 2018.

We will be there distributing educational resources about bike/pedestrian safety. Come enjoy a fun, amazing day for a one stop destination to prepare the whole family for the start of school. Bounce house, games, dancing, DJ & local resources. Free to attend. Check out the official Facebook Event
Calendar Items
Meetings
  • July 23: BPTAC Meeting
  • July 25: Community Traffic Safety Team Meeting
  • NO AUGUST MEETINGS

TPO Outreach Events
  • July 24: FDOT 520/Merritt Island Cswy. Hearing
  • July 28: Melbourne Back to School Bash
  • July 31: FDOT SR A1A Public Hearing
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