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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.

 

 

Transportation Campaigns…

Roadways

Capacity
Turning Lanes
Overcrowding
Thru Traffic

Landscaping

Appearance
Visibility

Lighting and Signals

Streetlights
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Roundabouts

Pedestrians and Bicycles

Bike Lanes
Sidewalks
Crossings

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Repairing Hurricane Damage?

Repairing Hurricane Damage?

Information You Should Know When Looking to Repair Your Home After Hurricane Ian The ECCL has been working hard to assist families suffering hardship and heartbreak following hurricane Ian. The ECCL, which relies on donations to continue its work, has donated $5,000...

Why Reducing Speed Matters

Why Reducing Speed Matters

Reducing Speed MattersEspecially in Construction ZonesPrepared by Mark Ruset, ECCL’s Co-Chair, Safety and Transportation Council [1] National Safety Council (NSC) analysis of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) https://safer-america.comTo enhance...

Venomous Snakes in Florida

Venomous Snakes in Florida

Venomous Snakes in Florida Know What to Look For With an increasing number of new residents with pets and young children living in greater Estero, the ECCL felt it appropriate to remind them and longer-term residents to be on guard when walking with children or dogs,...

Station 45

Station 45

The New Estero Fire Station 45 Increased Safety for those Living on East Corkscrew Road! The ECCL is pleased to inform you that the building of the new Estero Fire Station 45 located on east Corkscrew is well advanced and should be completed by this fall. Susan...

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...

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