Statewide Mobility Week (October 30 through November 6, 2020)
Dear Community Partner,
On behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), I would like to invite your agency to participate in the third annual Statewide Mobility Week from October 30 through November 6. Mobility Week is a coordinated and concentrated celebration of activities to promote safe, multimodal transportation choices. During Mobility Week, partner agencies across the state host events and offer special promotions to encourage Floridians to try new transportation options.
Mobility Week was originally launched in 2016 in Central Florida as a FDOT District 5 initiative. Since its inception, our community partners have embraced the idea of collaboratively promoting safety and the use of transportation alternatives. The goal of promoting safe and sustainable transportation choices is not just embodied in the Florida Transportation Plan, but also in the regional long-range plans and local comprehensive plans of many of our partners.
During Mobility Week 2019, 235 partners hosted 193 events across 53 counties. In Central Florida alone, we hosted 50 events across nine counties with a message of promoting safe transportation choices. Last year’s events included transit travel trainings, transit awareness events, free transit rides, group bicycle rides, bicycle helmet fittings, commuter travel choices events, walking tours and audits, professional workshops, community events, and other pedestrian and bicycle safety awareness events.
Considering recent developments, we are thinking of strategies that would make Mobility Week more resilient and exploring opportunities to host events virtually. Please check our website for updates on any upcoming changes.
The success of this initiative relies heavily on community partners like you. I hope you will join us as a partner agency and host events during the 2020 Mobility Week. Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or would like to register as a partner. To learn more, please visit www.mobilityweekfl.com. I look forward to another great year.
Jared W. Perdue, P.E.
Interim District Five Secretary