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The purpose of the Safety Council (SC) is to serve as the voice of the residents of greater Estero on safety issues by monitoring community safety hazards and advocating for safe neighborhoods and public spaces. The SC enhances public safety by identifying the causes and consequences of current and potential physical danger and traffic condition issues. The SC’s responsibility is to advocate for solutions to population growth-related physical danger and traffic-related problems by developing approaches to solicit support from Village, County, and State organizations.


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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...

Roundabout Myths and Tips

Roundabout Myths and Tips

RoundaboutsMyths and How TosThe short video above shows how a multi-lane roundabout works. The sooner you need to turn, the further to the right side you drive.Fact vs. FictionFact: Roundabouts have fewer and less severe crashes, 90% fewer deaths, and 75% fewer...

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