Friday, July 27, 2012
FDOT to hold series of Bicycle and Pedestrian Roundtable Discussions
The FDOT Safety Office is holding a series of Bicycle and Pedestrian Roundtable discussions in August, with the one closest to Lee County being held in Bartow on Monday, August 6th from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. in the Mike Rippe Auditorium (Rm. 159). Lee County & MPO safety staff and committee members have been invited to attend and this is a public meeting so the public can also attend. Dan Moser from BikeWalkLee will be one of the participants and we will report back to you after the meeting.
FDOT has outlined the purpose of these roundtables as follows:
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted an assessment of Florida's Pedestrian Safety Program in January 2012. In response to the recommendations from the assessment, the FDOT Safety Office will conduct a series of "roundtable discussions" that will include a variety of stakeholders with a vested interest in pedestrian and bicycle safety in an effort to develop Florida's Pedestrian Strategic Safety Plan.
The meetings will be utilized to identify existing, or develop new, countermeasures that can be used to reduce or eliminate crashes, fatalities, and injuries involving pedestrians and bicyclists in Florida. This plan will support the Strategic Highway Safety Plan's Vulnerable Road Users Emphasis Area.