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Community & Membership Meeting: Proton Therapy for Cancer

Learn about why Proton Therapy can provide an important alternative to traditional radiation treatment. This form of treatment which was only available in other parts of the USA now means that residents will have this form of treatment on their doorstep.

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Estero Park & Recreation Center, 9200 Corkscrew Palms Blvd
Estero, FL 33928 United States
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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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Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Sign-Up for Property Fraud Alerts

Clerk of the Circuit Court & Comprtroller Kevin Karnes is now offering an alert notification system for Lee County property owners to reduce fraud. When you sign-up, if a deed, mortgage, or other non-Court official record is recorded in your name, you will be...

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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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Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

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Education Council

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Estero High Cambridge Students Recognized

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By Mike Wasson, Director, Engage Estero The Village of Estero Council issued a Proclamation its Meeting on Wednesday, March 6th honoring 39 Estero High School Students who were presented the Cambridge Outstanding Learners Awards. In his remarks, Jon McLain, Village of...

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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.

The Village of Estero is Planning to Conduct a Comprehensive Traffic Study

Engage Estero is pleased to inform you that an Estero Village-Wide Traffic Study is included in the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Budget. The Village advertised the Village-Wide Traffic Study on July 18th; responses are due by August 10th.

by Allan Bowditch, Engage Estero’s Chief Communications Officer

The Village Management will consider which company to select and finalize the contract over the next few months. The selection of the firm/contract will require Village Council approval.

Following a range of questions raised by the public about future traffic studies, Engage Estero reached out to the Village Management to seek clarification on these issues. Because of their importance, Engage Estero has included the Village Management’s response to each question below.   

Q1. Will the proposed traffic study include all proposed developments in Estero?

  • “The study will include estimates for development on vacant parcels.”

Q2. Will the study consider developments outside the village boundary, e.g., East Corkscrew, Ben Hill Griffin, The Bayview Development, now Saltleaf CDD (west end of Corkscrew), etc.?

  • “Yes, the study will consider areas outside Estero.”

Q3. Will the study consider peak traffic density that already exists between Jan and May?

  • “Yes.”

Q4. Will workers and services entering the Village during the day be included?

  • “All trips will be included in the report.”

Q5. Will it be repeated in 4-5 years?

  • “It will be updated as needed generally, around 5 years.”

Q6. Will the traffic survey include the connectivity of bike and pedestrian walkways?

  • “The traffic study will not focus on Bike/Ped connectivity. But will assess bicycle safety, especially at intersections. Bike/Ped connectivity is assessed in the Bike/Ped Master Plan. The Bike/Ped Master Plan was completed in 2019. The 5-year CIP includes an update in 2025-2026.”

Q7. What will be the scope of the investigation – will it include specific recommendations on how the proposed traffic density can be reduced?

  • “The intent of the report is to identify any issues and provide recommendations to improve traffic flow and safety.”

Q8. How will the results be communicated to residents?

  • “The project will include public input. While the scope isn’t complete, it will likely include a few public meetings during the project as well as public meetings to discuss the report at Village Council meetings.”

Q9. Regarding bike path connectivity, a separate study focusing on bicycle and pedestrian connectivity should be championed. For example, we must determine if the Florida Seminole trail could improve residents’ travel experience despite increased road traffic.

  • “Bicycle and pedestrian connectivity are covered in the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan. The first master plan was completed in 2019. The 5-year Capital Improvement Plan includes an update for 2025-2026. The Lee County MPO also recently completed a study on the rail/trail project.”

Engage Estero would like to thank Village of Estero Councilperson George Zalucki and Village Management for their help and guidance on this critical issue for Estero’s residents. Given the holistic nature of the proposed traffic study, we hope that the information will help reduce many concerns.

Engage Estero is an all-volunteer, nonpolitical, nonprofit Community Engagement Association. We exist to inform citizens of significant community issues and encourage citizen engagement to favorably impact the quality of life in greater Estero.

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