For Immediate Release
October 27, 2023
FDOT, Partners Celebrate Eighth Annual Mobility Week
Department invites Floridians to try new ways to travel during Mobility Week
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will celebrate the eighth annual Mobility Week from October 27 to November 4, encouraging Floridians to make safe, multimodal transportation choices. Throughout Mobility Week, partners across the state will host events to promote Florida’s different transportation options, highlight achievements, and roll out new initiatives and policies.
“Since 2016, Mobility Week has helped bring awareness to all of the innovative, safe, and efficient transportation systems throughout Florida,” said FDOT Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E. “Mobility Week is about people from all around the state coming together to explore the different transportation options available and trying something new. This initiative has had a significant impact on our communities, impacting how we move and helping shape the future of transportation.”
Since Mobility Week’s inception, FDOT has partnered with more than 400 organizations, participated in over 800 events, provided over 400,000 free transit rides, collectively rode 600,000 miles by bike, and distributed over 300,000 safety items, such as helmets and bicycle lights.
Mobility Week is celebrated by several partners, including cities, counties, metropolitan and transportation planning organizations, transit agencies, regional organizations, employers, and other transportation agencies.
Highlights this year include:
- Community events. Floridians can attend different events hosted by cities, counties, and transportation agencies to learn about and try new transportation options. These events promote travel choices such as transit, walking, bicycling, driving safely, and ridesharing. To find an event nearby, visit www.MobilityWeekFL.com.
- Ride Roll Stroll Challenge. This year’s statewide multimodal challenge, Ride Roll Stroll, will occur from October 27 through November 30. Participants will be able to track their walking, biking, carpooling, and public transit trips to earn points, which can later be redeemed as rewards. Registration and additional information can be found at https://riderollstroll.com/.
- Virtual Conference Center. Those who will not be able to make it to an in-person event but would still like to participate can visit the Mobility Week virtual conference center at https://bit.ly/MobilityWeekVirtualRoom. Visitors can learn about innovative programs and projects throughout the state.
More information on how to participate in this year’s Mobility Week is available at www.MobilityWeekFL.com.
The Florida Department of Transportation’s mission is to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity and preserves the quality of the state’s environment and communities. The department is committed to building a transportation system that not only fits the current needs of Florida’s residents and visitors but also enhances mobility throughout the state to accommodate its consistent and rapid growth. The unique nature of the Sunshine State and its year-round warm climate provides numerous opportunities to achieve the department’s mission through multiple transportation modes including highways/streets, air, rail, sea, spaceports, transit, and the ever-expanding deployment of bicycle & pedestrian facilities.