October 8, 2018 Zachary Burch (239) 225-1900
FDOT Hosts Florida Mobility Week
This year’s theme is “Mix-it-up – A New Way to Get Around”
FT. MYERS – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and its partner agencies are set to celebrate the first annual statewide Mobility Week, October 27 to November 3, 2018. Initially launched in 2016 in Central Florida, Mobility Week is being expanded into a statewide initiative due to its success in bringing together regional partners working towards a transportation system that promotes travel choices.
The Mobility Week initiative is an annual collection of outreach events to promote awareness of safe multimodal transportation choices and how those choices can build stronger communities, reduce traffic congestion and improve community health.
There are many ways to take part in Mobility Week. Agencies, employers and individuals can all participate and contribute in their own way. Agencies can organize an event, activity or training, or implement a mobility action that encourages individuals to switch from driving alone to walking, cycling, using transit, ridesharing, teleworking, or other options.
Employers are encouraged to organize a workplace event during Mobility Week that can range from travel safety training, group bicycle rides, educational workshops to hosting employee competitions. They can also implement long term initiatives by contacting their local commuter assistance program to explore commuting options that might be of interest to their employees.
Individuals can sign up and take part in the Mix-It-Up 2018 challenge, by pledging to try a new transportation choice that makes a positive impact on our transportation system, by reducing the number of trips we make driving alone. The challenge is intended to encourage people to mix and match different modes of transport in their daily life and compete for prizes furnished by Mobility Week Partners.
To learn more information about Mobility Week, including a schedule of events in this region, how to enter the Mix-It-Up 2018 Challenge and learn about transportation modes available, visit the FDOT Mobility Week website at http://www.mobilityweekfl.com.