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Florida Creates Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council

Join Rails-to-Trails Conservancy in Thanking State Leaders for this Bold Initiative

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has announced its plan to establish a statewide initiative on bicycle and pedestrian mobility. The mission of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council, to convene in early June of this year, is to assemble the many different partners needed to make statewide improvements in safety and facilities integration.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Partnership Council will include representatives from multiple state agencies, local governments and external stakeholders, including walkers, bicyclists and trail users. They will make recommendations on design, planning, safety and other programs involving bicycle and pedestrian issues.

The formation of the Partnership Council is the result of many state leaders aiming to make Florida a national model for bicycle and pedestrian safety. Among the biggest supporters have been State Representative Julio Robaina, State Representative Gary Aubuchon, FDOT Secretary Stephanie Kopelousos and FDOT Assistant Secretary for Intermodal Systems Development Debbie Hunt.

Floridians, please thank our state champions by filling in the fields below. Be sure to personalize your message to maximize its impact. Your hundreds of e-mails were already instrumental in the creation of this Council. Let's keep growing Florida's walking and bicycling movement.

Your message will be sent to:

  • Florida State Representative Gary Aubuchon
  • FDOT Asst. Sec. Debbie Hunt (for Sec. Kopelousos)
  • Florida State Representative Julio Robaina

Thank you.

For more information on the Partnership Council, read the joint Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and FDOT press release on this far-reaching victory.

Not from Florida? Consider speaking up on other issues, or support RTC's work to continue promoting trails and active transportation. Thank you.


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