Mobility Week 2023: Student-Designed Bike Lane Icons

In an effort to promote cycling safety during Mobility Week 2023, FDOT challenged elementary school students across seven counties with designing a unique bike lane icon for the chance to have theirs painted on a street near their school.

Throughout the month of May, each winner was celebrated with a bike lane artwork reveal, a recognition certificate, and a brief presentation provided by FDOT’s District Five Office of Safety.

"It's our responsibility to make cycling safety education fun and effective for students,” said Libertad Acosta-Anderson, Passenger Operations Manager for FDOT District Five. “The winners are always so eager to share their personalized artwork and teach their classmates about bicycle safety."

Below are the participating schools and contest winners:

  • Ward Highlands Elementary (Marion) - Cameryn Egan, 1st grade; Laci Stone, 3rd grade
  • Golfview Elementary (Brevard) - Carla Acosta Lanthripp, 2nd grade; Jay'Ceon Cannon, 3rd grade; Lucie Martin, 5th grade
  • Crystal Lake Elementary (Seminole) - Azalea Brujan, 2nd grade; Clark Kazee, 3rd grade
  • Grassy Lake Elementary (Lake) - Landon Abdo, Kindergarten; Eva Arenas, 3rd grade
  • Pine Hills Elementary (Orange) - Loren Cardona, 2nd grade; Isabella-Rose Alfonso, 3rd grade
  • Michigan Avenue Elementary (Osceola) - Olivia Rand, 1st grade; Kiaraliz Suarez, 2nd grade
  • Ormond Beach Elementary (Volusia) - Charlie Lynne Howells, 2nd grade; Arianna Esposito, 4th grade
  • McInnis Elementary (Volusia) - Yosselin Denova, 5th grade; Sophia Truett, 5th grade

To learn more about Mobility Week to stay up to date on this year’s upcoming initiative, visit

Mobility Week 2023 was a success!
During Mobility Week 2023, more than 280 partners across Florida hosted 175 plus events to raise awareness of safety and multimodal transportation choices. Events included free transit rides, group bike rides, bike helmet fittings, safety trainings, safety workshops and community events. Thank you to all partners and communities who helped make Mobility Week 2023 a success! Mobility Week received a total of 129 media placements and 6,928,583 estimated impressions. Check out the links below for a look into Florida’s Mobility Week:

Walk and Bike to School Day 2023 at Discovery Oaks Elementary School in Clay County

Did you know that 42 children are hit by a car every day in the United States? All of these tragedies are preventable.

Safe Kids Northeast Florida at THE PLAYERS Center for Child Health led by Wolfson Children’s Hospital is happy to be participating in International Walk and Bike to School Day 2023 at Discovery Oaks Elementary School on October 3rd and 4th. In celebration of this national day and in unity with the injury prevention community, we are sharing vital pedestrian safety tips with children from kindergarten through sixth grade in the form of a fun pep rally and a school-wide walk. The wonderful health teachers at Discovery Oaks Elementary will be implementing pedestrian safety lesson plans into their classes for the weeks leading up to the day of the pep rally. On the morning of the pep rally, certified helmet fitters will be on-site fitting children with helmets. Whether they brought one from home or if we are providing them with a free bike helmet, all children who bike to school and opt into this service will be walking out with a properly fit helmet while supplies last.

We are excited to share that the pep rally will have some special guests including Jaxson de Ville and the ROAR Squad with the Jacksonville Jaguars to pump up the kids and get everyone excited about being a safe walker! Safe Kids Northeast Florida representatives Jessica Winberry and Danielle Carlino will be sharing important personalized safety information to each grade level, including tips about some high-traffic areas near their school, the best places to cross, and other important pedestrian safety skills. On Wednesday, October 4th, we will have safety representatives at each intersection that children typically walk to school from, and as a group, we will walk to the campus together whilst discussing the importance of walking safely to prevent injuries in our community and to save lives! Not only does International Walk to School Day educate on getting active and staying safe, it bonds the school together to celebrate in a way that makes everyone feel like a safety advocate!

Student-Designed Bike Lane Artwork Unveiled

FDOT and its partner agencies unveiled new bike lane artwork designed by Central Florida elementary school students. The unique initiative - which spanned across six counties - promoted cycling safety as part of FDOT's Mobility Week, which promotes safe and efficient travel choices. Winning students were each celebrated with their own bike lane artwork reveal, a certificate presentation, and a brief road safety presentation provided by FDOT representatives for their classrooms.

"Hundreds of students ride their bike to school every day in Central Florida, and it's our job to teach them about safety," said Libertad Acosta-Anderson, Passenger Operations Manager for FDOT District Five. "What better way to encourage safe cycling practices than a fun personalized piece of artwork by their school." Contest winners include:

  • Casselberry Elementary (Seminole) - Matthew Castro Rodriguez, 5th grade; Ava Quisenberry, 3rd grade
  • Geneva Elementary (Seminole) - Livia Choi, 2nd grade; Bentley Pecor, 3rd grade
  • Viera Elementary (Brevard) - Brayden Swantek, 2nd grade; Shruthi Ganesh, 5th grade
  • Lost Lake Elementary (Lake) - Ebella Eliscar, 5th grade; Paresh Rupnarain, 5th grade
  • McInnis Elementary (Volusia) - Emmanuel Luna, 1st grade; Xylia Paulino, 4th grade
  • Oakcrest Elementary (Marion) - Clementine Adkins, 2nd grade; Olivia Marr, 5th grade
  • Wadsworth Elementary (Flagler) - Annalise Quesenberry, 2nd grade; Sofia Ospanova, 4th grade