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…


Turning Lanes
Thru Traffic



Lighting and Signals

Traffic Signals

Pedestrians and Bicycles

Bike Lanes

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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....

The Role of the MPO in Transportation Planning

The Role of the MPO in Transportation Planning

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Golf Cart Safety Fundamentals

Golf Cart Safety Fundamentals

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Staying Safe When Days are Short

Staying Safe When Days are Short

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Decreased Tire Life Causes Increased Stopping Distances

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Over a Ton of Litter Collected Since May 2021

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Scooter Safety Tips

Scooter Safety Tips

It appears that the newest fad is the use of electric scooters. As Co-Chairman of the ECCL Safety Committee, I would like to share with you some basic tips for operating your scooter where ever you may ride. Below is a study conducted by The Electric Scooter Guide in...

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