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.

Our Mission:

  • Evaluate, prioritize, and monitor the Village of Estero Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and advocate for change on behalf of the citizenry.
  • Develop a Geographic Information System (GIS) for citizen online access to Village CIP items related to roadways, Bike/Ped, and interchange improvements. Access to each CIP project will provide location and cost/schedule information.
  • Solicit and encourage additional citizen participation in support of those projects that improve safety, access, and connectivity in Greater Estero

Our Purpose:

To inform citizens of safety and transportation-related issues, problems, and solutions advocating for community engagement to ensure an improved, safe, and connected transportation network in greater Estero.

Our Values

Values essential to success and longevity:

  • Integrity
  • Open and honest communication
  • Respect for other ideas and expertise
  • Shared responsibility and resources
  • Follow through on what we say we will do
  • Care about what we are trying to achieve
  • Innovation and creative thinking (open to doing things in a new way)

Our Vision:

To have an informed and engaged citizenry that understands and engages in finding solutions to safety and connected transportation network issues and problems.

Transportation Campaigns…

Roadways

Capacity
Turning Lanes
Overcrowding
Thru Traffic

Landscaping

Appearance
Visibility

Lighting and Signals

Streetlights
Traffic Signals
Roundabouts

Pedestrians and Bicycles

Bike Lanes
Sidewalks
Crossings

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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.

Low hanging tree limbs impact fire safety!

Low hanging tree limbs impact fire safety!

Low Hanging Limbs Damage Fire EquipmentLow hanging tree limbs along access roads cause preventable damage to the community's fire equipment. Not only does this waste community funds on repairs, it could possibly cause delay and unnecessary difficulty for firefighters...

The Dangers Associated with Septic Systems

The Dangers Associated with Septic Systems

The Dangers Associated with Septic SystemsEstero has changed dramatically since the first inhabitants settled in the early 1900s. These early settlement areas did not have sanitary sewer systems, and homes relied on wells and septic systems. Some of those holdover...

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