For Immediate Release: January 29, 2018
Hoover Middle School Participates in Bike Safety Curriculum
Nearly 160+   Brevard Public Schools (official) ' Hoover Middle School students participated in the bicycle safety education program, in which they learned new skills and the rules of the road - as a cyclist.

To teach this program, local schools partner with the TPO to rent a trailer of bikes and helmets for weeks at a time, free of charge, to implement the curriculum.

The students practice hands-on techniques and certified PE teachers, such as Hoover's Coach Brenda Sadowski, lead the program at the school level.  The students not only learn new skills but also learn the ins and outs of bicycle laws.

Video Feature : We're blazing trails! The Community Cycle Fun Day for the official grand opening of the multi-use Florida East Coast Regional Rail Trail, converging in north Brevard, will take place on Feb. 24, 2018. The 8:30 a.m. ride registration begins at the  Launch From Here Titusville  Welcome Center, followed by a Community After-Party at Sandpoint Park from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. Register today !
February 2: National Crossing Guard Appreciation Day
Per Governor Scott's proclamation, the TPO will observe February 2, 2018, as Crossing Guard Appreciation Day.

Crossing guards play a critical role in our communities and deserve special recognition for their dedicated service to our students. Every school day, they assist our children across busy streets as they arrive to and depart from school - reinforcing safety education; providing an invaluable service.

The TPO will be taking the time to recognize our crossing guards - watch for photos and video on our social channels on Feb. 2!
Event Feature : Congrats to Space Coast Area Transit on its phenomenal success of the #B4TransitSummit! The TPO supported the event by fitting attendees with helmets, snapping photos, and live tweeting on the day of the event.
Check out a great recap article by our friends at FL Today .
"Meet Me at the Park" Play Spaces Grants - Now Available!
For the second year, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Co. are coming together to invest in innovative play spaces and promote healthy living with the goal to provide one million kids and families with greater access to play.

Park and recreation agencies in all 50 states, including the District of Columbia and US territories, are invited to share their best ideas on increasing access to play spaces for children and families . Agencies with the most innovative and impactful project ideas will receive $30,000 grants to implement their projects. Applications are due March 1.
Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Tip : Make sure the pedestrian signal is activated and all traffic has stopped before crossing at the crosswalk.
Health First Mayors' Fitness Challenge Registration Now Open
Brevard mayors are challenging their citizens to get involved in a healthy competition – the Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge. The Health First Mayors’ Fitness Challenge began in 2017 with nine mayors and more than 1,300 community members spending 2.4 million minutes exercising. The City of Cape Canaveral won the challenge and the title of the Most Fit City for 2017.

This year 12 mayors have joined the challenge and are currently forming teams. They will begin moving and tracking Saturday, February 3, 2018. The winning team will be determined by the total number of minutes exercised by the members of each team. The municipality with the most points will win the challenger trophy, “Most Fit City.”

Registration is now open. All participants must register online before Monday, January 15, 2018. T-shirts are available while supplies last.
The challenge begins Saturday, February 3, 2018 and runs through Saturday, April 28, 2018. For more information or to register visit .
POSTPONED : Proposed Amendment to SCTPO's
2040 Long Range Transportation Plan
BREVARD, FLA. – Due to the need for additional changes, the presentation of the proposed Long Range Transportation Planning (LRTP) amendment at the February 8, 2018 TPO Board Meeting has been CANCELLED .
After the identified changes are incorporated into the newly revised LRTP amendment, the TPO will once again distribute a notice of a 30 day public comment period and post the scheduled date for presentation. 
Event Feature : Movin' in the City is Cape Canaveral 's '80s-themed kickoff event for the Health First 2018 Mayors’ Fitness Challenge (MFC). Join the city on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 9a to 12p for a two-mile walk, demonstrations from fitness instructors, games, pedestrian and bicycle safety information, a custom bike show and a community bike ride.

Location : Xeriscape Park, 104 Taylor Avenue, Cape Canaveral, FL

The event will also have a photo booth, along with FREE healthy snacks, local health- and fitness-related vendors, bike helmet fittings from Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization and lots of giveaways! More information
TPO's Lisa Hickman Receives Laying Asphalt Award
Office Specialist, Lisa Hickman , received the TPO's Laying Asphalt Award for her extensive work in streamlining board and committee administrative tasks that require an extreme amount of attention to detail.

Within the last year, Hickman has refined the process of compiling board and committee member’s agenda packages. She has learned to adjust to last minute changes and her efforts are reflected in the fact that meeting minutes are approved without any significant changes or errors in them.

The agenda packages are what our members review and having them professionally prepared and transmitted not only reflects well on Ms. Hickman, but on all TPO staff. Congrats, Lisa! Thank you for your continued hard work.
Calendar Items
  • February 5: TAC/CAC Meeting
  • February 8: TPO Governing Board Meeting
  • February 28: Community Traffic Safety Team Meeting

Outreach Events - TPO Support
  • February 3: Mayors' Fitness Challenge Kick-Off Events (various locations)
  • February 23: Rail Trail Ribbon Cutting Event
  • February 24: Rail Trail - Community Cycle Fun Day
  • February 28: FDOT Public Hearing: Malabar PD&E Study (Palm Bay City Council Chambers)
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