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Safety Council

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To proactively engage with Local, County, State, and Federal government and agencies and civic coalitions advocating to ensure the design, execution, and maintenance of roads, bike lanes, rails to trails, and multi-use paths support a safe, active lifestyle and high quality of life. To inform the ECCL Executive Management Team and make actionable, timely recommendations to support or oppose possible action.

 

 

 

Transportation Campaigns…

Roadways

Capacity
Turning Lanes
Overcrowding
Thru Traffic

Landscaping

Appearance
Visibility

Lighting and Signals

Streetlights
Traffic Signals
Roundabouts

Pedestrians and Bicycles

Bike Lanes
Sidewalks
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Bicycle Safety Refresher

Bicycle Safety Refresher

Bicycle Safety A refresher for residents.   (Written by Jodi Walborn, Co-Lead for Worksites and Policy, Blue Zones Project with input from Mark Russet ECCL’s Co-Chair of the Safety and Transportation Council) Safety is a quintessential issue for the ECCL....

Homes on East Corkscrew Road

Homes on East Corkscrew Road

The data below provides the information on the number of homes in the various communities on East Corkscrew Road (East of Ben Hill Griffin), updated as of March 2022.  There has been a significant increase in the number of homes on East Corkscrew. When all the homes...

The Role of the MPO in Transportation Planning

The Role of the MPO in Transportation Planning

Don Scott, Executive Director, Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), presented at the February 2022 meeting of The ECCL. The MPO is the County’s transportation partnership responsible for transportation planning all of Lee County. The MPO’s mission is...

Golf Cart Safety Fundamentals

Golf Cart Safety Fundamentals

Golf CartSafety FundamentalsJust like professional baseball players who annually attend spring training to work on the fundamentals of the game (ground balls, run-down drills, sliding, hitting the cutoff man), drivers of golf carts will also benefit by brushing up on...

Staying Safe When Days are Short

Staying Safe When Days are Short

BikeWalkLee Column ‘Go Coastal’ The News-Press, December 16, 2021 by Ken Gooderham Just because the days are getting shorter doesn’t mean your lifespan has to do the same. As is often the case as winter and season converge, there has been a spate of cyclist and...

Decreased Tire Life Causes Increased Stopping Distances

Decreased Tire Life Causes Increased Stopping Distances

As residents of Southwest Florida, everyone has experienced those unexpected downpours while driving that some refer to as “liquid sunshine.”  Do you ever consider how big of a role your tires play in giving your car, van or truck the proper braking and handling...

Over a Ton of Litter Collected Since May 2021

Over a Ton of Litter Collected Since May 2021

The ECCL has embarked on a new season collaborating with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to help clean Hwy 41, between the Vines entrance (Breckenridge Road) north of Walmart and south to Coconut Road. During the weekend of November 20th, the team of...

Scooter Safety Tips

Scooter Safety Tips

It appears that the newest fad is the use of electric scooters. As Co-Chairman of the ECCL Safety Committee, I would like to share with you some basic tips for operating your scooter where ever you may ride. Below is a study conducted by The Electric Scooter Guide in...

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