Safety Council

Engage Estero Safety Council is made of volunteers serving as a voice for the citizens of greater Estero on safety and transportation priorities and issues. We advocate for related solutions to Village, County, and State Government organizations.

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Traffic on Corkscrew Road – Traveling East Corkscrew Road. Is it Safer?

Traffic on Corkscrew Road – Traveling East Corkscrew Road. Is it Safer?

East Corkscrew Road had improvements in 2014/2015 to help with traffic, but it was not enough. Lee County Department of Transportation (LDOT) collaborated with the developer as the Wild Blue Estero, FL development was planned and approved. LDOT required the Wild Blue east entrance to line up with Bella Terra Blvd.

In 2018, with road impact fees, LDOT installed a traffic signal at Bella Terra Blvd and Corkscrew Road. In April 2021, East Corkscrew Road widening, Phase I (Ben Hill Griffin to the east border of Bella Terra) started. As the Rivercreek development was planned and approved, working with LDOT, their entrance was aligned with the west entrance of Wild Blue. In 2023, the Rivercreek developer, GL Homes, worked with LDOT to fund a traffic signal. There is still hope the Wild Blue community will pay their fair share, as the warrants are not there for LDOT to fund a traffic signal.

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The State of Development: GECR Quarter 3, 2023

The State of Development: GECR Quarter 3, 2023

September 2023 Greater Estero Community Report Our 3rd GECR provides an essential update on the various building developments that will likely be scheduled in greater Estero over the next few years, together with an update on what changes we can expect regarding our...

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Environment Council

Engage Estero Environment Council is a volunteer group focusing on improving water and air quality and mitigating and eliminating the effects of climate warming in greater Estero.

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Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

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Your Healthcare Actions for 2024

Your Healthcare Actions for 2024

Health: Your Healthcare Actions for 2024                  In the early part of the New Year, taking stock of your health and the actions you should consider to help minimize your reliance on physicians and other healthcare...

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What helps to enhance Longevity?

What helps to enhance Longevity?

What helps to enhance Longevity?During the recent Engage Estero Community Meeting on January 25th at the Estero Recreational Center, Jodi Walborn, Blue Zones, and Policy Lead discussed the thought-provoking but realistic insight into what we can do to increase our...

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Education Council

Engage Estero mobilizes volunteers in our schools, sponsors scholarships, and promotes the involvement of the community through announcements and public forums.

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Updates on Issues of Impact

Engage Estero believes the best way to get a community involved is to make sure they are aware of the issues impacting their future, and know how to impact those decisions before they are made. We conduct and publish original research and articles aimed at getting residents Engaged.

Transportation Articles

Traffic on Corkscrew Road – Traveling East Corkscrew Road. Is it Safer?

East Corkscrew Road had improvements in 2014/2015 to help with traffic, but it was not enough. Lee County Department of Transportation (LDOT) collaborated with the developer as the Wild Blue Estero, FL development was planned and approved. LDOT required the Wild Blue east entrance to line up with Bella Terra Blvd.

In 2018, with road impact fees, LDOT installed a traffic signal at Bella Terra Blvd and Corkscrew Road. In April 2021, East Corkscrew Road widening, Phase I (Ben Hill Griffin to the east border of Bella Terra) started. As the Rivercreek development was planned and approved, working with LDOT, their entrance was aligned with the west entrance of Wild Blue. In 2023, the Rivercreek developer, GL Homes, worked with LDOT to fund a traffic signal. There is still hope the Wild Blue community will pay their fair share, as the warrants are not there for LDOT to fund a traffic signal.

Development and Transportation: GECR Quarter 3, 2022

Development and Transportation: GECR Quarter 3, 2022

Development and Transportation The ECCL is pleased to provide the 3rd quarter’s Greater Estero Community Report (GECR) for 2022. Each article in the report focuses on economic progress in our area, including insights into current developments and what we expect to see...

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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....

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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...

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Decreased Tire Life Causes Increased Stopping Distances

Decreased Tire Life Causes Increased Stopping Distances

As residents of Southwest Florida, everyone has experienced those unexpected downpours while driving that some refer to as “liquid sunshine.”  Do you ever consider how big of a role your tires play in giving your car, van or truck the proper braking and handling...

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Roundabout Myths and Tips

Roundabout Myths and Tips

RoundaboutsMyths and How TosThe short video above shows how a multi-lane roundabout works. The sooner you need to turn, the further to the right side you drive.Fact vs. FictionFact: Roundabouts have fewer and less severe crashes, 90% fewer deaths, and 75% fewer...

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East Corkscrew Road Developments: GECR Quarter 3, 2021

East Corkscrew Road Developments: GECR Quarter 3, 2021

Developments on East Corkscrew Road and their Impact on Safety, Transportation and Services The ECCL is pleased to provide the third quarter’s Greater Estero Community Report (GECR) for 2021. This report goes into detail on the numbers of homes and car rides projected...

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East Corkscrew Road Developments: GECR Quarter 3, 2021

East Corkscrew Road Development and Growth

Greater Estero Community Report: Qtr 3 2021 East Corkscrew Road Development and Growth Most of you will be aware of the continued developments along East Corkscrew Road. The new developments outside the Estero Village boundary, include WildBlue, The Place, Verdana,...

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Worth a Read: BikeWalkLee – Speed Kills

Worth a Read: BikeWalkLee – Speed Kills

Speed kills For those of a certain age, the phrase “speed kills” may have many connotations. But today, we’re talking about the (literal) impact of increased speed limits on pedestrian injuries and deaths. A 2011 study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, looking...

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