Mobility week raises awareness of public transportation options

During the week of October 25-November 1 Lake County is partnering with the Florida Department of Transportation to celebrate Mobility Week. To help bring awareness to safe, multimodal transportation choices, LakeXpress, the county’s fixed-route public transportation service is hosting the following free events. 

Monday October 28 FDOT’s Alert Today Florida Initiative Pedestrian & Bicycle Safety Event will be held at the Citizens Boulevard Bus Transfer Center. The event will emphasize the importance of safe bicycling and walking practices. Staff will distribute safety-related promotional materials. 

mobility weekTuesday October 29th the RouteShout 2.0 Training and Route Planning will be held at the Citizens Boulevard Bus Transfer Center. LakeXpress will have a travel trainer representative to answer questions and show patrons how to use RouteShout 2.0, schedule and maps. 

Wednesday October 30th is LakeXpress Passenger Appreciation Day at the Citizens Boulevard Bus Transfer Center, Ardice Avenue Transfer Center, and FDOT Park & Ride. LakeXpress will distribute giveaways. 

Thursday October 31st is “Try Transit,” which includes free rides all day on LakeXpress buses. 

Friday November 1st is Helmet fitting and bike-on-bus training at Citizens Boulevard Bus Transfer Center. LakeXpress in partnership with FDOT will host a bicycle fitting station to distribute bicycle helmets to transit patrons who use a bicycle for their last mile of connectivity. Patrons will also learn how to safely load and unload bicycles from the front of LakeXpress buses.

“We’re excited to bring the residents of Lake County a variety of transportation opportunities during this year’s Mobility Week, we encourage residents to get out of their cars and try a different mode of transportation by using LakeXpress,” says Jill Brown, Office of Transit Services Director. Visit www.ridelakeexpress.com for a consistent user experience across multiple platforms including mobile devices, tablets and desktop computers. 

This information is thanks to a press release from the Lake County Board of Commissioners.

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