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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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Celebrate Sarasota “Bike to Work Day” event during Mobility Week

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Bartow, FL - The Florida Department of Transportation’s Commute Connector program has partnered with the City of Sarasota, Sarasota County and Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to host a “Bike to Work Day” event.  The ride, which will take place before work in downtown Sarasota will take place on Friday, November 1, 2019 starting at 7:30 a.m.  The event is part of Mobility Week, an annual initiative from October 25 through November 1, 2019.  Mobility Week is a coordinated and concentrated celebration of activities to promote transportation choices and safety. 

Commuters that live or work in the greater Sarasota area are invited to grab their bike and helmets, pump up their tires and join us at Payne Park, 2010 Adams Lane, Sarasota, FL 34237.  Participants will enjoy a scenic loop through Sarasota’s vibrant downtown with colleagues, neighbors and friends.  Registration for the event opens at 7:30 a.m. in the amphitheater area of Payne Park. The guided group ride will begin at 8:00 a.m., and will end by 9:00 a.m. in the same place the ride started.  The 2.5-mile, slow-paced ride will be escorted by the Sarasota Police Department. 

During the event, an on-site transportation fair will allow residents and commuters to learn more about their commute options from the City of Sarasota, Sarasota County, Sarasota-Manatee MPO and Sarasota County Area Transit.  Coffee, water and donuts will be provided at the start of the ride courtesy of Kimley-Horn.  Helmets are strongly encouraged.  

To learn more and to register online, visit  Contact Commute Connector at 866-585-RIDE (4733) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

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