Thursday, April 12, 2012

Check out transportation expo at Cape library

 BikeWalkLee is participating in this expo.  Check out the expo events schedule below.

In brief: Transportation expo planned at library

The Northwest Regional Library, in partnership with Commuter Services, a program of the Florida Department of Transportation, is hosting a Transportation & Safety Expo that will run until April 27.The Transportation and Safety Expo will focus on all types of transportation topics and issues ranging from transportation planning, young drivers, transit and carpooling services, and road safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.

“It is an excellent opportunity for those who have transportation questions to come and find the answers,” says Christine Diaz,program director, Commuter Services. “We want to help make folks’ commute and travels in Lee County less stressful, safer and cheaper.”

The library, as always, will have the featured exhibit available during open hours and also offer informative specialized programs.

The Northwest Regional Library is located at 519 Chiquita Blvd. N. in Cape Coral and is open Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10-6 p.m.; Tuesday from noon-8 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 9-5 p.m. The library is closed Sundays.

The exhibit is available during all open hours and the interactive presentation dates and times can be found below. All programs are free and open to the public.

Safety Lessons for Life
1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25
Presented by FDOT District One Safety Office
Join us for plenty of resources and information on Safe Routes to Schools, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety, Distracted Driving, Safe Mobility for Life, Children’s Activities, and more!
Rules of the Road for Bikes & Pedestrians
Adults: 10 a.m. April 12
Teens: 3 p.m. April 19
Children: 3 p.m. April April 26
Presented by-Florida Bicycle Association & BikeWalkLee
Learn about the “Rules of the Road” for Bikes & Pedestrians. Free Bike Helmets to the first 100 people!
Traffic Technology & Applications
2 p.m. Monday, April 23
1 p.m. Monday, April 30
Presented by-FDOT District One Safety Office
 Wonder how you can get up to the minute traffic information? Learn about the technology and applications that control, monitor, and inform traffic flow in our community. Sign up for customized traffic alerts and information personalized just for you.
Transportation Planning with Lee MPO
12 p.m. Tuesdays, April 17, 24
Presented by-Lee MPO
Join us during the Commuter Services’ Transportation & Safety Expo every Tuesday to learn more about Lee MPO and what they do to impact our community.
LeeTran Services In Our Community
2 p.m. Tuesday, April 24
Presented by-LeeTran
Join us to learn about the LEETRAN bus system, test out the online Trip Planner, employer vanpool program, and get help finding your routes. Students and seniors over 65 are eligible for a 50 percent discount on bus fares with a special ID from LeeTran. Get your free ID at the program.
Step WiseLee! - Falls Prevention for Seniors & Family
12 p.m. Tuesday, April 24
Presented by-Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition
As a part of Commuter Services’ “Transportation & Safety Expo,” residents are invited to participate in this free program on falls prevention presented by the Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition
CarFit Check-Up
12:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24
Presented by-CarFit
Get a free CarFit check up, where a team of trained technicians and/or health professionals work with each participant to ensure they “fit” their vehicle properly for maximum comfort and safety. A CarFit check takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

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