Well over 1,000 participants were on hand at the city of Temple Terrace’s first-ever Cyclovia event, enjoying food trucks, interactive street games, bicycle/pedestrian safety training presentations, and several fun and educational kid-friendly activities.
For the second straight year, a team of District Four employees participated in the annual Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Parade. Led this year by outgoing District Secretary Jim Wolfe and his wife Andrea, the team was comprised of 22 District Four staff and family members.
Fort Myers area FDOT employees celebrated both Thomas Edison’s birthday and FDOT’s centennial anniversary by walking the 2.5 mile Edison Festival of Light Parade route alongside DOT 1.
Safety and cheer were spread in the capital city. For the second year in a row, FDOT Safety office participated with the City of Tallahassee in the 2014 Winter Festival.
Set within the vibrant and historical Calle Ocho neighborhood, this Ciclovía event was created to inspire a community movement to get outside, interact with the street, and get to know the area in a whole new way.
The District Seven office teamed up with the City of Tampa, the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization, the Tampa Downtown Partnership, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and other community partners to bring “Cyclovia” to the streets of Downtown Tampa.
FDOT, Orlando, and Bike/Walk Central Florida hosted Orlando’s first Ciclovia event. Ciclovia means “cycleway” and has been a long-standing tradition in South America, where miles of roads are closed every Sunday.
FDOT and the Florida Motorcycle Coalition worked the Ridesmart Florida event at Biketoberfest in Daytona. Motorcycle safety materials were distributed and rider surveys were taken to help with motorcycle safety efforts.