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Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit Thanks You!


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Thank You!

On behalf of the Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit Partners, Sarasota/Manatee MPO, and our Sponsors: APA Suncoast,, StreetLight Data, TBARTA, and ELEMENT Engineering we want to thank you for attending the 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit on November 16 – 19, 2020.

Thank You!

We hope that you found this year’s Summit informative and empowering. The primary goal of this Summit was to encourage, educate, and celebrate the successes while sharing best practices for Complete Streets and Vision Zero across the Gulf Coast Region by bringing together citizens, locals, state, and federal partners. We ask you that you reflect on accomplishments and successes to make sure that every step we take is to ensure that our communities have safe, equitable, and accessible modes of transportation.  

We believe that our diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists provided in-depth insight, as well as, actionable and practical tools that have worked in our Region as well as the Nation; and were able to share how Safe Roads for All Modes, Complete Streets, and Vision Zero are attainable.

Your presence helped to make this event a great success and your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun. We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to be engaged with the Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit. Stay tuned for next year’s Summit hosted by Forward Pinellas and upcoming event dates!

Post-Conference Follow-Up

As a reminder, we are working on the recordings, handouts, and transcriptions from the Safety Policy Panel, ADA Accessible D-Lite and the Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit Breakout Sessions. We will email all attendees once these become available on the GCSSS website.

Safety Policy Panel and GCSSS Breakout Sessions attendees can receive their CM credits by searching in the APA AICP log and entering CM No. 9208316.

ADA Accessible D-Lite attendees will receive a certificate issued by FDOT and FHWA. CM credits can be claimed by searching in the APA AICP log and entering CM No. 9206212. PE PDH Credits will be administered by FDOT. If you have any questions regarding ADA Accessible D-Lite certificate and credits, please contact Brad Bradley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Carey Shepherd at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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Thank you to our sponsors!

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November 16, 2020 Sarasota/Manatee Safety Policy Panel


November 16, 2020 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

1. To view this webinar, use your custom link:

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All members of the community who walk, bike, ride, run, drive and use other forms of transit are invited to participate in making safe roads for all modes. Join the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization for a panel discussion on how to reduce traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries in the Sarasota/Manatee region. The panel convenes leaders in the realms of transportation planning, public health, engineering, as well as policy, community advocacy, and the private sector to develop and share promising strategies and to support strong, distributed leadership that make Vision Zero a reality.

Panelists include:

  • Mayor Shirley Groover Bryant, City of Palmetto
  • Jody Dumas, COO of the School District of Sarasota County
  • Vice Mayor Jill Luke, City of North Port
  • Secretary L.K. Nandam, FDOT District 1
  • Cynthia Saunders, Superintendent of the School District of Manatee County
  • Commissioner Misty Servia, Manatee County
  • Chief William L. Tokajer, Chief of Policer, City of Holmes Beach
  • Commissioner Christian Ziegler, Sarasota County

Moderated by Carl Mikyska, Executive Director of the Florida MPO Advisory Council (MPOAC)

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at 941-359-5772 at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

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PUBLIC NOTICE :: Sarasota/Manatee Policy Panel Panelist Virtual Meetings


NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), will hold a Policy Panelist Virtual Meeting on Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. and on Tuesday, November 10, 2020.

Anyone wishing to get involved can contact Nanette Eubanks at 941-359-5772 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Sarasota/Manatee Mobility Week


On September 21, 2020, the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) proclaimed the week of October 30 through November 6, 2020 as Mobility Week.

What is Mobility Week?

Mobility Week is a statewide celebration of making smart, efficient, and safe transportation choices. Mobility Week, counties, cities, and transportation agencies host events to promote safe and sustainable transportation choices.

What happens during Mobility Week?

Mobility Week is an ideal time for counties, cities, and transportation agencies to highlight transportation achievements, roll out new initiatives and/or implement new policies; and

It is also an opportunity for individuals to explore the various transportation choices available to them and think about how multi modal transportation reduces traffic congestion, benefits the environment, and improves community health.

Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit

The 3rd annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit (GCSSS) will be held virtually for the first time. The Summit is a collaborative effort between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and six metropolitan planning organizations: Forward Pinellas, Hernando/Citrus MPO, Hillsborough MPO, Pasco MPO, Polk TPO, and the Sarasota/Manatee MPO.

The Summit is an educational event that brings together national speakers, public officials, technical staff, sister counties, and community partners to elevate our efforts on how to design and implement safe and equitable transportation facilities for all modes of transportation. Registrations opens September 28, 2020. For more information about the Summit visit:

Love to Ride Florida

FDOT invites you to take part in the Love to Ride Florida challenge, which will kick-off on October 30, the first day of Mobility Week, and run through the month of November. Participants can earn points by riding and encouraging others to ride, too. Ride anywhere, anytime, to earn points and enter the drawings for prizes and more. You can participate as part of a team or as an individual. For more information visit:

Click to Download the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Mobility Week Proclamation

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Call for Presentations Now Open!

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Virtual 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit 2020
Safe Roads for All Modes
Hosted by the Sarasota/Manatee MPO

As a safety measure against the spread of COVID-19 and with concern for the safety of our members, attendees and staff, the Sarasota/Manatee MPO has decided to move the 3rd Annual Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit (GCSSS) 2020 to a virtual event. This educational event focuses on how to design and implement safe and equitable transportation facilities for all modes.

The Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit presentation portal is live! Traditional and COVID-19 related presentation proposals are due by September 18, 2020, 11:59 PM ET.

TOPICS: 6 E’s of Transportation

  • Education
  • Engagement
  • Equity
  • Engineering
  • Enforcement
  • Evaluation

Although GCSSS has identified the topics above as a means to structure the agenda for the 2020 Summit, we are accepting traditional and COVID-19 related proposals.

CLICK HERE to Submit


Save the Date: Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit is going virtual!

We are excited to offer you the same vibrant programming, impactful networking, and opportunities to reflect and connect over the emerging and salient topics affecting the safe streets community. The virtual conference will include our regular offerings and opportunities for engagement, including various professional development credits, breakouts, keynote, and space to connect with colleagues, federal partners, and sponsors.

We look forward to having you join us for this fully online event November 17-19. We will be reaching out with complete details and the updated program shortly. #GCSafeStreetsSummit2020

Early Bird Registration Opens September 28, 2020

CLICK HERE to Learn More

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