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Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan



Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Focused Initiative

In November 2011, the Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) charged District One Secretary Billy Hattaway with the task of championing Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Focused Initiative. Secretary Hattaway quickly formed a team and began working towards the goal of increasing awareness and decreasing fatalities of bicyclists and pedestrians in Florida.

  • Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Program Brochure - 2013 English
  • Alert Today Alive Tomorrow Program Brochure - 2013 Spanish




Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan

Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan (PBSSP)
The purpose of Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Strategic Safety Plan (PBSSP) is to focus funding and resources on the areas that have the greatest opportunity to reduce pedestrian and bicycle fatalities, injuries, and crashes. The PBSSP is designed to supplement and expand on the 2012 SHSP with a comprehensive strategy to address pedestrian and bicycle safety issues by identifying goals, objectives, strategies, tasks, and performance measures for key program areas including:

  • Data, Analysis, and Evaluation
  • Driver Education and Licensing
  • Highway and Traffic Engineering
  • Law Enforcement and Emergency Services
  • Communication Program
  • Outreach Program
  • Legislation, Regulation, and Policy


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Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Coalition

Many agencies, organizations, and groups have responsibilities and interests in pedestrian and bicycle safety issues. Florida’s Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety Coalition was formed to prioritize and implement the strategies identified in the PBSSP. This diverse group represents many agencies and organizations that have a vested interest in pedestrian and bicycle safety in Florida.




Alert Today Alive Tomorrow

As part of the FDOT Initiative, the “Alert Today Alive Tomorrow” campaign is being presented via TV, radio, social media, transit advertising, local education, and enforcement activities. The message that “Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident” is a reminder for all roadway users to pay attention and follow the rules of the road.

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2016 Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)

2012 Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)


Florida is determined to drive down fatalities and injuries on our streets and highways. "With more than 19 million residents and nearly 84 million annual visitors traveling on 121,000+miles of roads, it is a challenge to ensure the safety of Florida's traveling public. The SHSP is an interagency plan to address the challenge by focusing on engineering, enforcement, education, and emergency response solutions." -- Governor Rick Scott