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Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in FBA | 0 comments

Back to School & Back to Work

It’s back to school time!  Time to be even more attentive as school buses and children return to the transportation mix.  Visit our friends at Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to learn more about School Bus Safety.

Courtesy of Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website

Meanwhile, Florida Bicycle Association got back to work at the end of July with a quarterly Board of Directors meeting in Sarasota.  A post meeting ride on the Legacy Trail was guided by Friends of the Legacy Trail Board Director Darryl Lang (thanks for the photo, Darryl).

From left to right: FBA Board Director Chris LeDew, Executive Director Becky Afonso, member Pete Davitt and Administrative Assistant Laura Hallam

The following week, FBA attended the quarterly Florida Department of Transportation Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Coalition.  Holding the Alert Today Alive Tomorrow safety baton is FDOT’s Richard Shine, chair of the Driver Education and Licensing / Legislation, Regulation and Policy committee.

ATAT Safety Baton at the Safety Coalition meeting

Last weekend, FBA had the pleasure to give a guided tour of the Oldsmar Trail to Trent Phillips, Legislative Aide to Representative James Grant, District 64 (Oldsmar is in District 64).

Florida House of Representatives District 64 in support of bicycle and pedestrian safety

And this week, FBA is attending the Florida Department of Transportation’s Transplex Summit.

Did I mention FBA has the safety baton for the month of August?

FBA continues to connect, learn and form lasting partnerships for the betterment of Florida cycling.

20 years and still going!

Do you have a bicycle story to tell?  Photos to share?  Be our guest and be our next guest blogger!  Send your story and photos to Becky@floridabicycle.org.

Speaking of stories, our quarterly Messenger newsletter is available online for your internet reading pleasure.  Visit the FBA website Home page or click here.  Want a hard copy of our Messenger?  Join Florida Bicycle Association or visit one of our bicycle shop members!

Complete Streets Savvy, or CSS, is a general bicycle educational presentation.  The purpose is to provide basic information with regards to the Florida Department of Transportation’s adoption of Complete Streets policy and how cyclists and motorists can share the road safely. This presentation runs 10 – 15 minutes and is designed for legislators, civic organizations and other entities that meet regularly and need informative content.  There is no fee.  Make your request for CSS today!

Bike Florida and Florida Bicycle Association share a common cause in bicycle education for residents and visitors to the Sunshine State.  Share the Road license plate proceeds benefit Bike Florida and Florida Bicycle Association to further these bicycle educational efforts.  What’s on your motor vehicle?  Get the Share the Road license plate!

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