For Immediate Release: November 9, 2017
Mobility Week Celebration Edition
SCTPO Celebrates Mobility Week By Hosting, Supporting Events
Senior Stroll - A Walk Thru History, Sees Great Turn Out
Last Friday, the TPO held its first Senior Stroll in partnership with  Victoria Landing, Melbourne  and  Brevard Public Schools (official) ' Legacy Club! We educated attendees on pedestrian safety and then took it to the streets on a historical guided tour through the Eau Gallie area of the  City of Melbourne, FL .

We'd like to give a special shout out to Mayor  Kathy Meehan  for joining us, to the Melbourne Police Department for their presence, and to our reps from  FDOT Central Florida  for their support. More Photos
Video Feature : On November 1, TPO Multimodal Program Specialist, Sarah Kraum , spoke with Space Coast Area Transit about the Ride with Jim event, celebrating Central Florida Mobility Week ( #MobilityWeekCFL ) and the upcoming ADA Bus Stop Assessment Study for Brevard County.
TPO, SCAT staff Educate Public During Pop-Up Events

On October 30, TPO and Space Coast Area Transit staff took it to the streets by “popping up” at designated bus stops throughout Brevard, thanking riders with all kinds of goodies and information on  #MobilityWeek321 !

Riders were educated about the 321 Transit app and the launch of its new website, while the TPO focused on the importance of pedestrian safety and awareness by passing out materials.

"Whether crossing a parking lot or several blocks of roadway, all transit riders are pedestrians. Practicing safe pedestrian procedures is vital to a safe commute," says Kim Smith, bicycle/pedestrian safety education coordinator for the Space Coast TPO.

East Coast River Relay Rides Thru City of Titusville
The East Coast Greenway Alliance recently made its way down the Eastern Seaboard starting in Calais, Maine, on August 24 th and finished in Miami, Florida, at the end of October through an event called the East Coast River Relay. The East Coast Greenway is celebrating its 3,000 mile, 25-year anniversary and used the event to highlight watersheds, critical river resources, and increase awareness of natural surroundings. 

The event came through Titusville on Saturday, October 21 st and the cyclists enjoyed a reception put on by the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce . Attendees celebrated trails, enjoyed live music, socialized and exchanged trail stories over dinner, and thereafter the chamber presented recognition awards. Scott Larese, Titusville City Manager, was recognized for his dedication to Titusville’s trails and redevelopment. Herb Hiller was recognized for his years of dedication to trails and the East Coast Greenway.

Currently, cyclists and pedestrians can enjoy a completed section of the East Coast Greenway from Downtown Titusville to Lagrange Road. 
Video Feature : Thanks to   Brevard Public Schools (official)  Division of Govt. & Community Relations for inviting our staff to appear on Brevard Watch. Public Involvement Officer, Abby Rex, shares information about some project updates, bike/pedestrian safety education partnerships, and recent outreach initiatives.
Bike/Pedestrian Safety Education Program Raises Awareness
Spearheaded by Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Education Coordinator, Kim Smith, the bike/ped ed program recently supported numerous events to spread awareness about walking and biking safely during Mobility Week CFL.

Events included:
  • Trunk-Or-Treat @ Travis Park (10/27)
  • SJR2C Celebration Community Day - Bike Rodeo(10/28)
  • Indialantic Halloween Party (10/28)
  • WalkWise Presentation at the Brevard Achievement Center (11/2)
  • WalkWise Presentation - Senior Stroll (11/3)
TPO Staff Attend St. John's River to Sea Loop Alliance Summit
The St. Johns River to Sea Loop Alliance held a three-day summit in Deland from October 26 - 28, 2017. The summit was meant to highlight the future trail, stimulate trail-oriented development, and provide a community event. 

Space Coast TPO staff participated in all three days of the summit. The first day was a stakeholder strategic planning meeting. It included updates on the progress of the loop and breakout sessions. The second day continued highlights from around the loop and panels discussing solutions and progress of the loop. Finally, the third day was the Great Deland Pumpkin Ride and Safety Village, a fun-filled family-oriented ride and event, where the TPO held a bike rodeo.

For more information on the St. Johns River to Sea Loop and the Alliance please visit: .
Partnership Feature : TPO staff recently partnered with Melbourne Police Department to help support its Operation Street Smart campaign. Operation Street Smart is a multipronged educational and enforcement initiative intended to reduce high number of accidents involving children, teens, and adult pedestrians and bicyclists in the City of Melbourne and remind ALL roadway users that they all have a role to play in staying safe and preventing accidents.

The TPO provided the PD with safety education materials to distribute and helped create campaign graphics for social media posts.
Brevard Officials Celebrate St. John's Heritage Parkway
Our staff had a great time celebrating the opening of the St. John's Heritage Parkway with  Brevard County Government ,  City of West Melbourne, and City of Palm Bay officials and representatives.

Residents came out to be some of "the first" to ride the corridor via cars, motorcycles, and bicycles.

This first phase of the parkway stretches from the Palm Bay City Limits to US 192 It is approximately 3.1 miles long and it will provide that direct connection to the City of Palm Bay portion down to Malabar Road. 

Safe Routes to School Program Now Accepting Applications
The call for applications for Safe Routes to School Applications is opened on September 1, 2017.

Florida is seeking applications to develop, implement, and evaluate eligible Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure projects. Applications are due by January 31, 2018.
Apply today at .
TPO Supports Walk Run Roll Against Bullying Family Fun Run
On October, 21, 2017, TPO staff celebrated National Bullying Prevention Month by supporting the
Run Walk Roll Against Bullying 5K/1-mile Fun Run.

The TPO had an information table during the Free Family Fitness Expo, where we talked up the importance of bicycle/pedestrian safety.

Sponsored by The Parker Foundation for Autism and Child Development and other local organizations, the event rallied attendees around awareness of bullying, prevention efforts, and community health.
Innovative Titusville Tomorrow Project Seeks Input from Public
The City of Titusville is currently working on creating a vision to guide the city into the future through a project called Titusville Tomorrow. The project will help shape the 2018 Comprehensive Plan. Comprehensive Plans are used to help guide the growth and development of a community through goals, objectives, and policies. 

With the help of a consulting firm, Titusville staff have held two public stakeholder workshops to provide the opportunity for citizens to put in feedback and help shape the vision. 

TPO staff members were excited to have the opportunity to attend the November 2, 2017 Stakeholder Workshop Follow-up. The workshop highlighted an innovative, comprehensive, and public involvement heavy approach to planning for the future of the city. During the workshop, citizens were able to hear the results from the previous workshop, learn about the importance of placemaking, and provide feedback and comments on corridors within the city. 

To get involved, or learn more about Titusville Tomorrow visit or attend the next Visioning Meeting on:

Date : Thursday, November 16 th
Time : 6:00 p.m.
Where : Titusville City Hall (555 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32796)
Calendar Items
  • November 9: Executive Director Selection Committee Meeting
  • NO November TAC/CAC & TPO Meetings

  • November 10: Veteran's Day (Observed)

Outreach Events
  • November 9: Aurora Rd. Public Meeting
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